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Course summary

We offer a three-year course, with the option of adding a year-long placement working in industry. Your degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which is made up of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

Our high entry standards reflect the fact that each of our graduates will be heading for a professional engineering qualification.

As well as completing numerous practical projects, you’ll benefit from visits by top professionals who’ll offer you advice – and work opportunities.

Our Docklands campus is ideally situated for studying iconic projects in the capital such as the Tate Modern Phase 2 Extension, the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and the reconfiguration of the Olympic Stadium.

Our course will give you a solid grounding in the design, construction and management of civil engineering works.

We won’t just tell you, “Here’s a machine, here’s how to use it.” We’ll say, “Here’s a machine, here’s how you plan it, design it, build it, programme it and use it.” We will give you the full picture.

Start date

September 2017

Attendance

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Learning

  • On campus

Fees

Sept 2017 UK/EU/Full-time
£9,250
Sept 2017 International
£11,440
Course options
Length
UCAS code
Degree
3 yrs
H200
Degree with Placement Year
4 yrs
H200
1

Our great links with industry have helped to make Civil Engineering at UEL the highest-ranked of all such courses at modern universities in London for graduate employment (UNISTATS 2016).

2

Our most recent National Student Survey (2016) indicated that 93 percent of our students were happy with this course (UNISTATS 2016).

3

We're one of only a few universities in the country who offer a programme of weekly construction site visits to major civil engineering and construction projects in London.

Curtis George
Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons)

My time at UEL was pivotal in shaping my career. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UEL and I found the atmosphere on campus, the accessibility and interaction with the lecturers and the modern facilities immensely inspirational.

I now work for Transport for London as a tunnel engineer. I play a vital part in not just keeping London moving, but keeping London moving safely.



Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,671.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit www.gov.uk

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2017. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Free Samsung Galaxy Note tablet pre-loaded with core e-books, which is yours to keep

Welcome Bursary - £140

Schemes for which you can apply

Vice chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,000 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Merit Scholarship - up to £7,500 over three years

Family Scholarship - £1,000

School Entrance Scholarship - £1,500

The Helena Kennedy Foudation - £1,500

Partner Scholarship Scheme - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - £1,000

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Start-up Fund (EU Only) - £1,000

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2017/18 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,030.

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,671.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit www.gov.uk

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2016. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:
Free Samsung Galaxy Note tablet pre-loaded with core e-books, which is yours to keep
Welcome Bursary - £140

Schemes for which you can apply
Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000
Family Scholarship
- £1,000
Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000
Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2017/18 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,030.

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£2,310

Price per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit www.gov.uk
Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

Maintenance Loan

EU students are not usually able to receive the maintenance loan, however migrant worker EU students may be considered to be eligible.
We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2017. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Free Samsung Galaxy Note tablet pre-loaded with core e-books, which is yours to keep

Welcome Bursary - £140

Schemes for which you can apply

Vice chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,000 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Merit Scholarship - up to £7,500 over three years

Family Scholarship - £1,000

School Entrance Scholarship - £1,500

The Helena Kennedy Foudation - £1,500

Partner Scholarship Scheme - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - £1,000

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Start-up Fund (EU Only) - £1,000

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2017/18 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,030.

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £21,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £11,671.

To apply visit www.gov.uk

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit www.gov.uk

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you're applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We've invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2016. If you're awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:
Free Samsung Galaxy Note tablet pre-loaded with core e-books, which is yours to keep
Welcome Bursary - £140

Schemes for which you can apply
Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000
Family Scholarship
- £1,000
Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000
Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2017/18 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,030.

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£2,310
price per 30 credit module
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2017/18 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,030.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£11,440
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

96

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects, must include Maths minimum grade C
From
Btec
Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF) in a related subject grade MMM. Must include Merit in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 27 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE Mathematics, English and either Physics or Double Science.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) in a Relevant Engineering Subject (Access to HE Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3 to include at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction and level 3 Maths (Calculus, Differentiation and Integration) – all with Grade Merit.

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

96

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects, must include Maths minimum grade C
From
Btec
Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF) in a related subject grade MMM. Must include Merit in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 27 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE Mathematics, English and either Physics or Double Science.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) in a Relevant Engineering Subject (Access to HE Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3 to include at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction and level 3 Maths (Calculus, Differentiation and Integration) – all with Grade Merit.

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll learn

This course will prepare you for a range of technical and professional work within the civil engineering sector. We’ve structured it after careful and regular consultation with industry experts.

At the core of your degree, throughout which you’ll combine academic and practical learning, is the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of key infrastructure such as buildings, roads, bridges and canals.

We’ll also give you a firm grounding in structural engineering – the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads.

Other areas you’ll study include geotechnical engineering, the behaviour and stability of materials such as soil and rock, and the study of water engineering. This involves understanding how clean water reaches your house, how dirty water leaves your house, and how surface water in general moves in channels or rivers - essential knowledge when designing flood protection works.

“Civil engineering offers such a breadth of knowledge and skills,” says Course Leader Sarah Catmur. “Regardless of whether you specialise in structures, water engineering, geotechnics, highways, project management or construction, you’ll need to be imaginative, inquisitive, confident, versatile and articulate.”

“Here at UEL, we take pride in supporting and guiding our students to develop these skills alongside learning these technical subjects.”

What you'll study and when

Mathematics (core)
Physical Science (core)
Engineering in Society (core)
Introduction to Structural Mechanics (Core)
Earth and Materials Properties (Core)
Maths and Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (Core)
Construction Technology & Surveying Core)

Analysis and Design of Structural Elements (Core)
Geotechnical and Material Analysis (Core)
Engineering Maths and Hydraulic Analysis (Core)
Engineering Surveying and Management (Core)

*Optional industrial sandwich placement after completion of level 5 modules.

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
Structural Analysis and Design (Core)
Geotechnical Engineering Design (Core)
Integrated Design Project (Core)
Individual Research Project (Core)
Traffic and Highway Engineering (Option)
Construction Site Field Project (Option)

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes individual laboratory and research reports, practical, design and project work, as well as group and tutorial presentations and a final-year project.

Fifty per cent of the assessment in your first and second year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible so that you can develop and improve your written assessment submissions.

In your final year, over half of your assessment will be based on design and research projects.

Course specification Foundation Year Specification

How you'll learn

Our course offers you a mixture of academic and practical work, with access to top-class laboratories. Collaborative projects are a key part of the course – just as they are in the profession.

Each term, we’re visited by members of our Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The board comprises of around 15 industry professionals who update us on the ever changing requirements for graduates and monitor the relevance of the course.

Current members of the IAB include Atkins, Watermans, Hardman Structural Engineers, Morrish & Partners, Siemens, Careys and the London Borough of Newham.

Every year, our civil engineering and construction management students are given the option to attend the Constructionarium Course based in Norfolk. There you’ll work as a team with a sponsoring contractor and design engineer, building scaled-down versions of famous bridges or buildings.

In your final year you’ll complete an Integrated Design Project. One recent topic was how to build a theme park – deciding where to site it by comparing ground conditions and environmental impact in three possible locations, how and where to put in transport links, and whether a bridge would be needed to cope with the extra traffic.

You’ll present your work to teams from Atkins and the IAB and answer their questions. It’s challenging stuff, but it’s also the stage when a lot of recruiting is done.

Learning by doing

This course contains a large proportion of laboratory and practical work, so you’ll be able to reinforce the theories and practices you learn in the classroom with 'hands on' experience.

You’ll take part in off-campus field courses and trips to broaden your knowledge of surveying as well as engineering geology. These trips involve residential stays in locations such as Bournemouth and Wales.

Throughout the academic year, you’ll go on regular site visits to look at civil engineering and construction projects. We’re in the fortunate position of having so many construction sites on our doorstep in East London.

Get a free Samsung Tablet

Join us as an undergraduate and we’ll give you a free, brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet loaded with core e-text books for every module you study, plus links to virtual learning resources.This ground-breaking technology is open to new students starting at the University of East London. Please note that Distance Learning students are not eligible.

Your future career

With a degree in civil engineering from the University of East London, you’ll be well placed to land a great job. The high quality of our teaching on the course is widely recognised, and the constant input from industry professionals ensures your studies will be highly relevant to employers once you graduate.

You might decide to specialise as a hydraulic engineer, a structural engineer or a geotechnical engineer. Your decision may be prompted by how your career develops in your first job. You start on the process known as Initial Professional Development (IPD), which usually takes between three and five years.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for Balfour Beatty, Transport for London, the Canary Wharf Group, Careys and Atkins. Others have chosen to work in other professional areas, such as finance, education, marketing and housing.

With a BEng degree and a period of IPD, you’ll be able to apply to become an Incorporated Engineer. If you want to pursue Chartered Engineer status, then you would need to continue your studies to master’s level as well as completing your IPD.

If you decide to continue studying, you’ll have the option of taking a one-year postgraduate MSc course. If your studies are going well after two years of the BEng degree, you can pursue the same goal by switching to a four-year MEng degree course with us. The advantage of this is that you would receive funding for the full four years instead of having to make a separate funding application for a master's course.

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