The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Civil and Environmental Engineering

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering course is intended as your first step towards becoming an Incorporated Civil Engineer.

Civil and Environmental Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, transport projects, bridges, major buildings, flood defences, water supply, sewage treatment, 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 and environmental challenges by using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. Specifically, the course looks to do this in the context of a changing climate and is therefore underpinned by the concept of sustainability which is reinforced across all subjects.

What happens on the course?

This course has a central focus on water and environmental aspects in civil engineering. These subject areas can be applied within current regulatory and administrative regimes to the benefit of society.

A graduate of the BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering course will have qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment. Particularly, the ability to exercise management principles and human relations with other professional disciplines that underpin the functioning of an organisation. Graduates will be able to plan and regulate the operations within a complex construction project and furthermore, be prepared for further career development.

Why Wolverhampton?

The staff at Wolverhampton are very student centered and actively support your studying. We quickly get to know all students personally which helps to build student’s confidence and assist with their learning and overall development.

The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering is an accredited course by the professional bodies within the Civil Engineering industry.

Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals. you will be exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical exercises and assessments based on real life scenarios.

Civil engineering at the University of Wolverhampton has excellent links with both local Civil and Environmental Engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, namely the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Career path

There are significant employment opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering – both in the public and private sectors. This will encompass employment working for contractors, consultants, local authorities, government and public bodies, the armed forces, and academic and research establishments. Civil and Environmental Engineering offers opportunities to work around the world on a variety of projects.

What skills will you gain?

The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to enable graduates to:

  • apply existing and emerging technologies
  • analyse theoretical and practical methods of design
  • evaluate, manufacture, construct, commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle engineering processes, systems, services and products
  • apply technical and commercial management techniques within the Civil and Environmental Engineering industry
  • plan, develop and implement effective interpersonal skills
  • recognise and adopt professional standards and obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

Who accredits this course?

The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering is an accredited course, by the professional bodies within the Civil Engineering industry, namely: the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.

Currently the BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering is accredited to IEng level.

When students present themselves for professional registration it is much to their advantage that their degree is awarded by an accredited institution.

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • 180 UCAS points with a minimum of 140 from at least two A Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMP, BTEC National Certificate grade DM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or equivalent
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BSc (Hons) Science and Engineering with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

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 2016/7. 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.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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