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Civil Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
H200

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

Civil engineering is all around us, from buildings and road planning, to water supply and coastal defence. This BEng Civil Engineering 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

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code H20P for the Industrial Placement Year option.

Accreditations

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

Learn more about accreditation and Further Learning programmes for CEng on the Joint Board of Moderators website.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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