Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code 8T63
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Civil Engineering Engineering

Any questions?

Natalie Eyre
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5713
Email civilugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/civil/ug

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

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

Course description

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.

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
  • 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
  • A Level General Studies and Critical thinking not accepted
  • 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
Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1
Introduction to Civil and Structural Engineering Design
Engineering Sustainability
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering
Principles of Hydraulics
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Geotechnical Engineering 2
Pipes and Open Channel Hydraulics
Structural Analysis I
Structural Engineering Design and Appraisal
Construction Project Management
Further Civil Engineering Mathematics and Computing
Materials for Structural Engineering
Water and Wastewater
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Year in Industry

Fourth year

Core modules:

Individual Project
Integrated Design Project 1
Advanced Structural Analysis
Civil Engineering Research Skills
Finance and Law for Engineers
Geotechnical Design
Integrated Design Project III

Optional modules:

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 26%
Independent study 49%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 39%
Coursework 52%
Practical 9%

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

BEng (Hons) accredited CEng (partial)

The BEng (Hons) degree is accredited as:
* fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
* partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

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Natalie Eyre
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5713
Email civilugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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