Full-time: 4 Years, 5 Years with Industrial Placement
7M36; Short form: CEFE
Preston (Campus code: U)
During your Foundation Entry year, you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to the principles and concepts of engineering, underpinned by a sound knowledge and understanding of scientific principles.
You’ll be taught by research-informed specialist staff in state-of-the-art laboratories and will benefit from the introduction of a new £30 million Engineering Innovation Centre on campus, which is due to open in 2019.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
This Civil Engineering degree course is founded on strong industry links and taught by experienced, professionally qualified staff.
The advantages of this course are:
This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.
Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.
“If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.”
Oliver Forbes-Shaw, Industry placement student
“The projects you get involved in are useful and certainly helped lay the foundations for my placement as an assistant site engineer with Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd. On my placement I have been also able to apply the knowledge I learned working on the Pooley Bridge Reconstruction Project in the North Lakes.”
Haseef Ehsan, MEng Civil Engineering student
On your course you will be supported by the latest state of the art equipment. With the introduction of the Engineering Innovation Centre, due to open in 2019, over £2 million of investment has already been made in new equipment across engineering including flumes and structural testing machines for civil engineering.
A range of modern survey equipment for use as part of a variety of programmes of study.
Offering a series of practical experiments designed to investigate the properties of a variety of materials used in civil engineering.
Facilities to assess the engineering principles underlying both fluid and thermo dynamics.
CAD software, in particular 3D design software requires a higher specification computer which is offered in the CAD suites at UCLan. Access to large format colour printing is also available.
You will have the opportunity to engage with live projects including with high profile clients. You'll benefit from speakers from the Institution of Civil Engineering and related institutions and from workshops delivered by regional and national contributors. Fieldtrips are regularly organised by tutors to visit examples of best practice projects.
A group of civil engineering students visited Heron Corn Mill to view the new plant and gain inspiration for their own projects.
Civil Engineering students travelled to Constructionarium in Norfolk to build a scaled down version of one of Barcelona’s most famous landmarks.
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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As a civil engineer, you will become a part of a dynamic, fast growing industry with the potential to develop your career across the globe. You will have alternative routes to gain employment in a range of engineering disciplines, within either the broad area of civil engineering or specialist disciplines such as a structural engineer, transportation engineer, environmental engineer, or engineering hydrologist. As well as the option to further your specialisation with a postgraduate course, you can also diversify into the academic world of research and development, within universities or work for dedicated established research organisations within the built environment.