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Civil Engineering (BEng)

Award
Bachelor of Engineering
Typical Offer
A*AA View full entry requirements
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.

The programme specification addendum (PDF, 153 KB) has all the latest details.

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.

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.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by:

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Institution of Civil Engineers logo
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
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Institution of Structural Engineers logo
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
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Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation logo
Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
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Institute of Highway Engineers logo
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.