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Bachelor Civil and Structural Engineering (Hons)

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University

Civil engineers combine scientific understanding, practicality and ingenuity to design, build and manage the infrastructure that underpins our basic quality of life.

It is creative problem solving on a huge scale, which is key to finding solutions to the major challenges facing the world today.

In your work as a civil engineer, you could be responsible for water supplies and sanitation, large construction projects like the 2012 Olympics, improving life in the developing world or building the road and rail networks that allow us to travel for work and leisure.

But all the time, you will need to be mindful of how your project fits in to the bigger picture. For example, how might climate change affect your construction in the future? Is your new building design sustainable? Will it withstand a seismic event?

This degree is for students who wish to follow a career in structural engineering. While it does not prevent you from working in other areas of civil engineering, it specifically focuses on the design of structures such as bridges and buildings.

Design work forms a large part of this degree, and a group design project during each Stage allows you to apply your knowledge to develop a sustainable engineering solution.

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1
Compulsory modules * CEG1001 Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 1
* CEG1003 Human System Demands and Impacts
* CEG1101 Environmental Systems
* CEG1201 Geotechnical Properties of Soils and Rocks
* CEG1301 Engineering Mechanics and Materials
* CEG1501 Fluid Mechanics
* CEG1709 Engineering Surveying 1
* CEG1710 Geographic Information Systems
* ENG1001 Engineering Mathematics 1

Stage 2
Compulsory modules * CEG2001 Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 2
* CEG2002 Statistics and Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers
* CEG2101 Treatment of Water and Wastewater
* CEG2201 Geotechnics
* CEG2301 Structural Analysis
* CEG2302 Steel and Concrete Structures
* CEG2403 Construction Materials
* CEG2401 Land Traffic and Highways
* CEG2501 Hydraulics
* CEG2712 Engineering Surveying 2

Stage 3
Compulsory modules * CEG3001 Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 3
* CEG3002 Construction Management
* CEG3003 Engineering Ethics and Sustainability
* CEG3099 Individual Design Project
* CEG3201 Geotechnical Design
* CEG3301 Design of Building Systems
* CEG3302 Structural Mechanics
* CEG3304 Architecture for Structural Engineers
* CEG3305 Computational Engineering Analysis

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

If you dont have the right mathematics and/or science qualifications for direct entry, please see our Foundation Year information below.

- A Levels
AAB including Mathematics and preferably Physics or other scientific subjects but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B) required if not offered at A or AS level. - Scottish Qualifications
AAB at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and preferably Physics or other scientific subjects. Higher Physics required at grade B if not offered at Advanced Higher. - International Baccalaureate
35 points with Mathematics and preferably Physics at Higher Level grade 5 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 6 or above if not offered at Higher Level. - Irish Leaving Certificate
Candidates will normally only be considered for foundation year entry. Applications will be considered on an individual basis. - Access Qualifications
In a relevant area of engineering or physical science. At least 20 level 3 credits in Mathematics at Distinction including differential and integral calculus. At least 25 level 3 credits in analytical engineering sciences (e.g. Mechanical or Electrical Science/Principles, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electronics etc), ten of which to be achieved at Distinction and the remainder at a minimum of Merit. Remaining credits preferred in Design, IT/CAD and other practical skill-based subjects. - BTEC Level 5 HND
Overall Merit and Distinction grades with Distinctions in mathematics and science units. Units must include both Analytical Methods and Further Analytical Methods or equivalent. Students studying the HND outside the UK, and who have studied subjects corresponding in syllabus and level to Stage 1 of the degree and with Distinction in Mathematics and other engineering subjects, may be considered for Stage 2 entry. - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
Candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry only. Please see Engineering with Foundation Year for specific entrance requirements. - Cambridge Pre-U
D3, D3, M2 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics and preferably Physics or other scientific subjects. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B) required if not offered at a higher level. - PARTNERS - A Levels
ABB-BBB including Mathematics and preferably Physics or other scientific subjects but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B) required if not offered at A or AS level.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- PARTNERS - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
Candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry only. Please see Engineering with Foundation Year for specific entrance requirements. Successful completion of Partners Summer School.

The PARTNERS Programme is Newcastle Universitys supported entry route for students from identified schools and colleges. Find out more about the PARTNERS Programme.

- Foundation Year
If you dont have the right mathematics and/or science qualifications for direct entry, you can take a Civil Engineering Foundation Year:

* Civil Engineering with Foundation Year BEng Honours (H201)
* Civil Engineering with Foundation Year MEng Honours (H291)

This will provide you with the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three- or four-year Civil Engineering degrees.

- English Language Requirements
For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

- International Foundation Programmes
If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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Degree Level: Bachelor
Tuition Fee: € 10,600 / Year (EEA) , € 17,300 / Year (Non-EEA)
Language:English
Duration:3 Years
Start Date:September  2018
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Architecture & Construction
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