Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code HK22
Duration 5 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
Related subjects Structural Engineering Architecture 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

This dual course combines the essentials of an architecture and a structural engineering degree so you could become an architect or an engineer.

The course develops architectural and engineering skills in an integrated manner. Your unique understanding of both disciplines makes you highly skilled and employable. You'll be capable of appreciating competing considerations, while able to balance the professional opinion of both disciplines.

Your first two years of study cover the fundamentals of each profession, including engineering maths, mechanics, geotechnics, materials, and structural design. Your initial architectural modules cover humanities and a history of architecture and the basics of architectural design.

Your final two years allow you to study specialised and advanced modules that focus on structural analysis and design, alongside studio-based practical architectural design projects, project management, and environment and technology modules. You'll also develop and carry out a research project.

During your third year, you'll spend a full semester doing the Integrated Design Project. The project encourages you to unleash your creativity on a grand scale by devising plans for an entire urban regeneration project based on a real site in Sheffield. You'll investigate new design methods and construction materials while developing detailed designs such as elegant bridges, sustainable and environmentally sensitive multi-storey buildings, or state-of-the-art sports venues. It'll give you invaluable project experience and a feel for the kind of issues you may encounter in your career.

Between your third year and final year, you'll arrange a year working in an engineering company. This industrial experience could be on site, in an office or a combination of both and will put your academic studies into context, improve your skills and enhance your employment prospects. You'll be responsible for finding your own placement but the departmental and faculty careers and employability teams will help you find the right position and get the most out of the experience.

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 Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification 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 Maths
BTEC DDD in Engineering + A in A Level Maths
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAAAB + A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA in Maths
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
  • 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. Evidence of artistic ability in the form of a portfolio
  • 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 4/C; 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

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.

You can find out more by:

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

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

School of Architecture

The Arts Tower

- 1st in the UK for architecture (The Guardian University Guide 2019)
- 3rd in the UK for architecture (Times Good University Guide 2019, The Complete University Guide 2019)

Come to Sheffield and join some of the best architecture students in the UK - our students have won prizes at the RIBA Student Awards and the Royal Academy Summer Show. They've been shortlisted in the European Architecture Medals and the Inspiring Graduate Awards. Our 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. We 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.

We provide a balance of theory, design work and professional experience. We have a strong design studio culture. The studio acts as a laboratory for trialling your creative and critical ideas, and for developing fundamental architectural skills. You'll share ideas during group tutorials and review other students' work. This encourages you to express your own opinion and to value the opinions of others, as you begin 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 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


Picture of Amy Ellis, Second year, MEng Civil and Structural Engineering

"The frequent lab sessions linked to lecture material are really helpful, allowing you to get a more hands-on approach to learning. The department encourages you to record your continuous personal development in the Civil Engineering field as soon as you have started your degree course. This sets you on the path to becoming a chartered engineer and can give you a head start over others when coming to find employment at the end of you degree. I receive a bursary of around £750 every year of the course due to attaining three grade A's at A level. Sheffield is a very metropolitan city buzzing with excitement. I have a great interest in live music/gigs and Sheffield is a hotspot for this; indie music and band nights regularly attract a large crowd and venues like Plug, Leadmill and our very own Student's Union."

Amy Ellis ,
Second year, MEng Civil and Structural Engineering

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