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Civil Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Boldrewood, Highfield
UCAS course code
H200

About this course

Civil engineering is all around us, from buildings and road planning, to water supply and coastal defence. This course provides a solid grounding in civil engineering design and application. We'll give you the skills to design and build creative solutions to real-world challenges. You'll develop the skills needed to become a successful engineer.

On this course you’ll learn essential principles, such as:

  • mechanics

  • structures

  • materials and fluids

  • geotechnics

  • hydraulics

  • structural design

You’ll study construction management and the real-world applications of civil engineering. This covers topics such as risk management and health and safety.

You'll have access to our extensive facilities, including:

  • National Infrastructure Laboratory

  • design studios

  • professional manufacturing centre

  • hydraulics and geotechnics labs

  • heavy structures facilities

Design is integral to our courses, and we offer opportunities for laboratory sessions and design projects. These are based on the requirements of a real site and a real client. Our Design Show blog has examples of our students’ design work.

As part of this course you can:

  • apply analytical techniques and problem-solving skills to engineering problems

  • develop technical design skills, such as computer-aided design (CAD), model-making, and computer programming

  • take part in the Constructionarium challenge, where teams build scaled-down versions of famous structures

  • take an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

This degree partially satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete it.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 325.25 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Boldrewood in Southampton and Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.