Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code 2G91
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Electronic and Electrical Engineering Architecture Built Environment Civil Engineering Engineering

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Natalie Eyre
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5713

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

8th in the UK for civil engineering
The Guardian University Guide 2018

Course description

This course combines the study of architectural practice with subjects from all the engineering disciplines associated with buildings and their infrastructure, including civil, materials, electronic and electrical engineering and computer science.

You'll have the chance to arrange a year working in an engineering company between years three and four. This will put your academic studies into context, improve your skills and enhance your employment prospects.

We work with the whole engineering faculty, the School of Architecture and industry professionals to develop the teaching, project work and vacation placements.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Mathematics
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including A in Mathematics + A. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC DDD in Engineering+A Level Mathematics grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA in Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA in Mathematics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • A Level General Studies and Critical thinking not accepted
  • GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science or GCSE Additional Science at grade 6 or grade B, or equivalent, if not offered at A or AS level
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering website

First year

Core modules:

Civil Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Skills with Manufacturing
Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1
Engineering Solids, Liquids and Gases
Environment and Technology 1
Environment and Technology 2
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Structural Analysis I
Structural Engineering Design and Appraisal
Fluids Engineering
Further Civil Engineering Mathematics and Computing
Geotechnical Engineering 2a
Heat Transfer
Humanities 51
Humanities 52
Materials for Structural Engineering
Sustainable Buildings
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Integrated Design Project 1
Integrated Design Project: Part 2 for Architectural Engineering
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles
Advanced Structural Analysis
Electric Circuits
Environment and Technology 5
Finance and Law for Engineers
Integrated Design Project III
Multi-Storey Building Design
Renewable Energy

Fourth year

Core modules:

Year in Industry

Fifth year

Core modules:

Individual Research Project for Architectural Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Elements of Computational Design I
Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration
Building Physics and Simulation
Civil Engineering Research Skills
Thermodynamics for Buildings

Optional modules:

Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
Innovations in Structural Concrete

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

The Diamond building

We're eighth in the UK for civil engineering, according to The Guardian University Guide 2018. We've won four University awards for excellent teaching since 2011. Our research is internationally recognised. Industry and government value our expertise.

Civil engineering is at the forefront of improving the way we live. Whether it's providing the facilities that keep our day-to-day lives running smoothly - from roads and railways to clean water supplies - or working to meet the ever-changing needs of our society in the areas of sustainability, renewable energy and climate change. You'll be helping to create and protect the world we live in.

Our industry partners contribute to teaching through lectures, design classes, projects and site visits. We work with leading consultants, contractors and specialist civil engineering companies to provide industrial opportunities for a number of students each year. We also have industrial tutors and professionals who mentor our first-year students.

You'll be taught in The Diamond (pictured), one of the best teaching spaces in the UK. The building contains state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, and uses cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering website

What our graduates do

Our graduates work all over the world, from the UK to Australia and the USA.

Recent graduates went to work for AECOM, Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Eastwood & Partners, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Ramboll, Transport for London, URS, Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

Student profile

"Sheffield is such a nice environment for international students."

Jacques Calitz
Civil and Structural Engineering

MEng accredited CEng (full)

The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information.

The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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