Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H2T9
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Modern Languages Civil Engineering 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

Study French, Italian, Spanish or German alongside the main disciplines of civil engineering. You'll spend your third year studying civil engineering at a university in your chosen country.

This is a major/minor degree so the split between the two subjects is roughly 70/30.

The first and second years introduce the core civil engineering 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.

Throughout the course, you'll take modules in the language and culture of your chosen country. When you go to Europe for your third year, you'll be taught in that language. It's a great opportunity to develop your confidence and independence.

In the fourth year, you'll work on your own individual project and you'll be involved in an integrated design project to design an entire eco-town or urban regeneration site.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Accreditation
  • Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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 D*DD in Engineering + A Level Mathematics grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Mathematics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA 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
  • 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. GCSE grade 7 or grade A in a Modern Language may be required although other evidence of Language proficiency may be considered.
  • A Level 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

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

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website

First year

Core modules:

Civil Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Skills
Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1
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
Further Civil Engineering Mathematics and Computing
Materials for Structural Engineering
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Study Year in Europe

Fourth year

Core modules:

Individual Research Project
Integrated Design Project 1
Civil Engineering Research Proposal

Optional modules:

Advanced Geotechnics
Introduction to the Mechanics of Turbulent Flows
Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration
Computational Structural Analysis
Hydrogeology

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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 26%
Independent study 53%
Placement 21%

Assessment
Exams/tests 40%
Coursework 57%
Practical 4%

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

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

The School of Modern Languages is made up of four departments: French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies and Russian and Slavonic Studies. You will be taught by experts from at least two of them.

Many of our teaching staff are leading researchers in their specialist areas. Between them, they cover a vast range of subjects, from medieval France to German cinema and the politics of Latin American countries.

Our language classes are small so everyone gets the chance to participate. Language tutors are very often native speakers.

Each department has its own student-run society, organising regular events, trips and creative projects. As a modern languages student at Sheffield your social life is multilingual and potentially very busy!

Modern Languages Teaching Centre 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

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.

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Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5713
Email civilugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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