The University of Wolverhampton

BEng (Hons)Civil Engineering

Why choose this course?

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course is intended as your first step towards becoming a practising Civil Engineer in the global community. Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, transport projects, bridges, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours and sea defences. The aim of the course is to develop graduates who are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering challenges by using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. Thus the course will:

· provide you with a broadly based education in civil engineering, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within the civil engineering and construction related areas

· address industry’s demand for graduates who can understand the principles of civil engineering, and apply them to infrastructure and construction projects, whilst simultaneously demonstrating an awareness of the ethical, environmental and business aspects of projects

· enable you to pursue professional careers in civil engineering at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical and socially aware outlook

· furnish you with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil engineering, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate materials and systems to solve civil engineering problems

· require you to participate in a group design project where the project team members will each have a specific area of civil engineering to focus on, and will all be responsible for combining the various aspects to produce a compatible solution

· develop your ability to research a civil engineering subject, assess the available literature, apply appropriate research methods and critically analyse the results obtained

develop your ability to communicate effectively, formally, informally, written and oral.

What happens on the course?

Level 4 (1)

Semester 1

Semester 2


4CV006 Civil Engineering Mathematics


4CV001 Fundamentals of Geotechnics


4CV002 Structural Mechanics


4CV003 Principles of Design


4CV005 Civil Engineering Skills


4CV009 Site Surveying

Level 5 (2)

Semester 1

Semester 2


5CV005 Hydraulics


5CV004 Civil Engineering Analysis


5CV010 Geotechnical Analysis


5CV007 Structural Design


5CV002 Structural Analysis I


5CN019 Quantity Surveying Practice -Civil Engineering


5CN025 (40 credit) Industrial Placement (full-time students only)

Level 6 (3)

Semester 1

Semester 2


6CV002 Civil Engineering Dissertation (40 credits)


6CV006 Structural Analysis II


6CV003 Water resources and Supply


6CV009 Geotechnical Design


6CV008 Civil Engineering Design Project

Why Wolverhampton?

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering reflects a growing trend within the civil engineering industry to produce graduates with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil engineering as well as competent high level analytical skills. In addition, graduates from the BEng course will have the ability to manage a project taking into consideration social and environmental issues.

Your final year group design project will culminate in the production of a working design for a given civil engineering project. The design will require the consideration of various options, the analysis of the chosen option and the production of an integrated solution covering structural, geotechnical and environmental aspects as well as a detailed programme of works and anticipated costs.

Your final year individual dissertation will pull together the information retrieval skills that have been developed in levels four and five. You will produce a research report containing original data and be expected to critically analyse the results obtained. A formal written document will be produced as well as an oral presentation.

Lecturers that will be supporting this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. The civil engineering team of staff have excellent links with local civil engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, particularly the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Career path

Civil Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the sophisticated environment that surrounds us. Civil Engineers design and build infrastructure that can last for hundreds of years and can withstand all weather conditions. Infrastructure projects may involve tall buildings and large structures together with bridges, roads, railways and tunnels.

There are many significant employment opportunities in Civil Engineering with graduates working for contractors, consultants, local authorities, government and public bodies, the armed forces, and academic and research establishments. Civil Engineering also offers opportunities to work both on a national and international basis on a variety of exciting infrastructure projects.

Graduates may wish to continue their studies at Masters or Doctorate level. This may either be in a technical context or a more broadening context such as project management or construction law.

What skills will you gain?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to :

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of geotechnical engineering, structural analysis and design, including material properties.
  1. apply knowledge and understanding of civil engineering to group and individual project work, taking account of social, ethical, environmental and business issues at both the project planning and implementation stages
  1. propose and evaluate a range of solutions to civil engineering problems, drawn from a detailed understanding of civil engineering principles demonstrating creativity and innovation
  1. evaluate and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve civil engineering problems.
  1. critically appraise the results from appropriate software packages for the analysis, design and management of civil engineering projects.
  2. demonstrate effective communication, self management and interpersonal skills in undertaking a substantial research investigation.

Who accredits this course?

The course provided in the UK is to be submitted for accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators (Engineering Council). The JBM consists of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institution of Highways Incorporated Engineers (IHIE) and the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT).

Under the terms of the agreement with CINEC the UK accreditation does not apply and any professional body accreditation must be sought by CINEC.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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