Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H202
Duration 3 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
Related subjects Civil Engineering Engineering

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Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5738
Email civilugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/civil/undergraduate

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Top 10 in the UK for Civil Engineering
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 The Complete University Guide 2020

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. In your first two years, you will concentrate on the core disciplines of structural engineering, water infrastructure engineering, fluid mechanics, and geotechnical mechanics, from both an analysis and a design perspective.

The second half of the course will allow you to focus on more specialised and advanced water engineering areas such as coastal engineering, groundwater engineering, fluid dynamics, flood risk, sustainable drainage and water resources. You'll also develop and carry out a research project.

During your final year, you'll spend a full semester doing the Integrated Design Project. This award-winning project is designed to consolidate your learning and instil valuable employability skills. Working as part of a team you'll apply your technical knowledge to a real-world problem.

All our teaching is delivered by research-active academic staff or university teachers with extensive industrial experience.

The course challenges you to solve increasingly complex problems and gives you a solid understanding of fundamental engineering principles. In the final year, you'll build on your core knowledge with specialist modules. You'll graduate as a skilled, competent and well-rounded engineer who can confidently approach complex global problems.

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 + additional qualifications AAB, including A in Maths + A in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC DDD in Engineering + A in A Level Maths
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
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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:

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:

Advanced Structural Design and Appraisal
Computational Engineering Mathematics
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 34%
Independent study 66%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 52%
Coursework 46%
Practical 2%

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

The Diamond building

We're eighth in the UK for civil engineering, according to the Times Good University Guide 2020, and seventh according to the Complete University Guide 2020. Our research is internationally recognised. Industry and government value our expertise.

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 have gone on to work for AECOM, Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Eastwood & Partners, and Kier.

You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills to fields as diverse as the built environment, sustainability and improving the environment.

In addition, architectural engineering graduates might go into a broad range of engineering areas ranging from building services to mechanical, electrical or acoustic engineering.

Or as a structural engineer, you'll be helping to shape the world around us. Structural engineers design and construct multi-storey buildings, bridges, sports stadiums, tunnels, airports and schools.

Civil engineering at Sheffield
Our courses will make you the kind of engineer the world needs right now; forward-thinking, interdisciplinary, environmentally conscious, and capable of the kind of complex thinking our rapidly changing society needs. Wherever you choose to start your career, you'll be in demand.

What is civil engineering?
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.

Student profile


"I think choosing to study at Sheffield was a really good choice, because it has very strong industrial links…Representatives of industry would come in and speak with us and have different projects going on."

Monika Szczyrba
Civil Engineering

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 Joint Board of Moderators (JMB) for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

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