Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H225
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Civil Engineering Geography Engineering

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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

3rd in the UK for civil engineering
The Guardian University Guide 2017

94% overall student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Top 50 in the world for civil and structural engineering
QS World Rankings 2017

Course description

In an increasingly complex and challenging world, knowledge and expertise beyond a single discipline is valuable for 21st-century engineers. This interdisciplinary course combines fundamental civil and structural engineering modules with those taught by the Department of Geography.

The course goes beyond buildings and infrastructure. You'll approach issues on a global scale and consider how humans interact with the world, their environment, and society.

In years one and two you'll establish a basis in engineering mechanics and learn about human geography, development and geographical methods.

Your third year includes a major design project involving independent and group work, and integration of technical, professional and management knowledge in a real-life social context. You'll also get the chance to go on a geography field research class to New York.

In your final year you'll extend your knowledge into specialist areas through an individual research project.

As a graduate you'll understand how to address urban development, social issues, poverty, housing, food resources, waste, sustainability and the sustainable development of infrastructure.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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 D*DD in Engineering + A Level Mathematics grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics
Scottish Highers AAAAB + AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA including Mathematics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are 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

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

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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

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.

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering website

Department of Geography

Our modules are taught by leading academics and reflect our research expertise in fields such as politics, social and cultural geographies, environmental issues, glacial environments, climate change, landscape dynamics and ecosystem processes. Our programmes are highly flexible and can be tailored to suit your interests; you can choose modules from across Geography as well as modules from other academic departments. Our programmes include traingin in key skills, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and policy analysis. You'll also receive practical training through fieldwork.

Fieldwork is embedded throughout our programmes. As an international department, we ensure you'll have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in another country in Year 2, with the option of further international field classes in Year 3. Recent destinations for our fieldclasses include Berlin, California, Greece, morocco, new York, New Zealand, Uganda and Spain.

As well as group study areas, we have our own computer suites that are equipped with the latest remote sensing, GIS and modeling software packages. We also have state-of-the-art laboratories, including an environment centre in the Peak District and a field centre in Tanzania.

Department of Geography 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, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BCS Design, 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

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Email civilugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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