BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Our Civil Engineering course is founded on strong industry links in a region that boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technology.

Why study with us

  • This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry for full-time students between Year 2 and Year 3.
  • This course will equip you with the principles and concepts of engineering, underpinned by a sound knowledge and understanding of scientific principles.
  • Work on live projects with our industry partners and advance your project management skills. This will be a huge asset as you progress into more senior roles during your career.

What you'll do

  • Step out on regular field trips to see best practice projects and get hands-on experience of live projects.
  • The Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • You'll benefit from speakers from the Institution of Civil Engineering and related institutions - and from workshops delivered by regional and national contributors.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

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The main benefit of the placement the course offers is being able to gain a practical understanding of your degree and apply knowledge to the projects you're working on.
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Sufyan Asghar
Undergraduate Engineer, Story Contracting
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Take a look at our amazing Engineering Innovation Centre

Trips and visits

Field trips and site visits help to bring the theory to life. Previous students have visited Tata Shapfell limestone works, the Low-Level Waste Repository, the Heron Mill hydro project and the Constructionarium.

Our students also visited Blencathra on a funded, low-carbon, three-night residential field trip. This trip focussed on local geology, environmental issues and how this influences the area's civil engineering.

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Trip spotlight - Blencathra, Lake District01 / 03

New tunnel portal showing gabion wall and masonry arch on a fully accessible trail created by re-purposing the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway.
New tunnel portal showing gabion wall and masonry arch on a fully accessible trail created by re-purposing the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway.
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Academic expertise

You’ll be taught by research-informed teaching staff working at the top of their profession. You'll also learn from leading industry professionals through optional placements, guest speakers workshops, projects and our annual careers event.

Leila Khajenoori in a blue blouse and glasses smiling
Dr Leila Khajenoori
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Leila is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. She teaches a range of subjects in our school. Leila is also actively involved in a wide array of research relating to Hydraulic structures, Flood defence, River Engineering and Permeable Pavement. She is also involved in the CIRCLE proje…

Dr Godfaurd John
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Godfaurd teaches across the different cohorts of students within the construction and civil engineering section of the school, including taught postgraduate courses. Godfaurd's expertise is in project/construction management, imparting his knowledge and skills to train the next g…

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC


Future careers

As a civil engineer you’ll become a part of a dynamic, fast-growing industry with the potential to develop your career across the globe. 

Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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