Civil Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng
Department of Civil and Structural EngineeringApply for this course >
Course detailsA Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code 8T63
Duration 4 years
Related subjects Civil Engineering Engineering
If you're not sure which area of civil engineering you want to go into, this broad-based course is a good choice.
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.
The first and second years introduce the core disciplines of structures, water, geotechnics and environmental issues. In the first year, you'll take the Global Engineering Challenge. This involves working with other engineering students on a one-week project to tackle a real-world problem. The challenge is designed to develop your skills and enhance your career prospects.
In the third year, you'll do individual project work. You will also be involved in an integrated design project, investigating new methods and materials for the design of an entire eco-town or urban regeneration site.
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.
|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||D*DD 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 UK qualifications
Other EU/international 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.
|Year in Industry|
|Integrated Design Project 1|
|Advanced Structural Analysis|
|Civil Engineering Research Skills|
|Finance and Law for Engineers|
|Integrated Design Project III|
|Computational Engineering Mathematics|
|Multi-Storey Building Design|
|Urban Drainage Engineering|
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
Both the Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2016 place us in the top 5 for civil engineering. 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 partner companies 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.
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, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BCS Design, Eastwood & Partners, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Ramboll, Transport for London, URS, Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.
"I had a look at the DVD of Sheffield and saw it was such a nice environment for international students."
Civil and Structural Engineering
All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers.
The MEng Structural Engineering and Architecture is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects; our Architectural Engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. A four-year MEng meets all the academic requirements of Chartered Engineer status. If you take the three-year BEng Civil Engineering, you will have to complete some further learning before you can qualify as a Chartered Engineer.