Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code HK21
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Structural Engineering Architecture 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

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

Course description

This course covers the essentials of both disciplines so you could become an architect or an engineer - or both. It's a dual honours course so the split between the two subjects is 50/50.

Alongside your engineering studies, you'll work in a studio with other architecture students. You will be immersed in the culture of each discipline.

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 fourth year, you will work on a project that stretches you intellectually and demands creativity. Other modules cover advanced structural analysis and further design work in architecture.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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
  • A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • GCSE Physics, Additional Science or Dual Award Science at grade 6 or grade B, or equivalent,if not offered at A or AS level
  • Evidence of artistic ability in the form of a portfolio
  • 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

School of Architecture website

First year

Core modules:

Civil Engineering Mathematics
Civil Engineering Skills
Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1
Environment and Technology 1
Environment and Technology 2
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Humanities 1
Humanities 2
Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Architectural Design 2
Architectural Design 1 (Dual Architecture and Engineering)
Structural Analysis I
Structural Engineering Design and Appraisal
Further Civil Engineering Mathematics and Computing
Geotechnical Engineering 2a
Materials for Structural Engineering
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Architectural Design 4
Project Design 53
Advanced Structural Analysis
Construction Project Management
Environment and Technology 3
Environment and Technology 4
Humanities 3
Humanities 4
Multi-Storey Building Design

Fourth year

Core modules:

Independent Research Project for Structural Engineering And Architecture
Architectural Design 6 (Dual Architecture & Engineering)
Project Design 55
Structural Dynamics and Applications to Earthquake Engineering and Vibration
Advanced Environment &Technology 5
Advanced Structural Systems
Environment and Technology 6
Civil Engineering Research Proposal

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 34%
Independent study 66%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 28%
Coursework 71%
Practical 1%

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

School of Architecture

The Arts Tower

- 3rd in the UK for Architecture (The Times Good University Guide 2018)
- 4th in the UK for Architecture (The Guardian University Guide 2018)

Come to Sheffield and join some of the best architecture students in the UK - they win prizes in national and international competitions. Our students have been successful at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards and Global Architecture Graduate Award; they've been named as 'Ones to Watch' by the Design Council and won RIBA President's Medals. Our teaching staff are doing world-class research, helping to make the school a leader in our field across the UK and internationally.

We believe in architecture that makes a difference and know that it has the potential to improve the lives of those who inhabit and use it. Through our internationally acclaimed teaching and research, we explore the social, spatial and environmental implications of architecture. As a Sheffield student, you will engage with real issues affecting the built environment.

We encourage you to explore ideas and collaborate with other students. Through group tutorials and peer review you'll learn how to express your opinions, and value the opinions of others. Sheffield has a strong studio culture. It's the perfect place to develop your personality as a designer.

School of Architecture 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

MEng accredited CEng (full)

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See the Joint Board of Moderators website for further information.

Accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers means the course provides sufficient architecture content to meet the Part I requirements for becoming a Registered Architect and also the MEng requirements to progress to Chartered Engineer without further educational qualifications.

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

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