The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering course is intended as your first step towards becoming a practitioner in the global community. 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. Thus the course will :
· provide a broadly based education in civil and environmental engineering, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within the civil engineering and environmental related areas
· address industry’s demand for graduates who can understand the principles of civil and environmental engineering, and apply them to infrastructure and construction projects, whilst simultaneously demonstrating an awareness of the ethical, environmental and business aspects of projects
· enable students to pursue professional careers in civil and environmental 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 students with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil and environmental engineering, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate materials and systems to solve civil and environmental engineering problems
· require students to participate in a group design project where the project team members will each have a specific area of civil and environmental engineering to focus on, and will all be responsible for combining the various aspects to produce a compatible solution
· develop the ability to research a civil or environmental engineering subject, assess the available literature, apply appropriate research methods and critically analyse the results obtained.
The BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering reflects a growing trend within the construction industry to produce graduates with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil engineering as well as a concomitant appreciation of environmental challenges. In addition, graduates from the BSc course will have the ability to manage a project taking into consideration sustainable development 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 water, environmental and management aspects as well as a detailed programme of works and anticipated costs.
Your final year individual dissertation will represent the culmination of your programme of study. You will produce a research report containing assimilated 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 and environmental engineering companies as well as the local branches of the professional bodies, particularly the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Civil and Environmental Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment. Civil and Environmental Engineers contribute to the design and build of infrastructure that is sustainable and that provides the facilities for day-to-day life of individuals. They carry out impact assessment and undertake sustainability and feasibility studies to safeguard the sustainability of projects.
There are many significant employment opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering with graduates working for contractors, consultants, local authorities, government and public bodies, the armed forces, and academic and research establishments. Civil and Environmental Engineering also offers opportunities to work both on a national and international basis on a variety of exciting environmental and 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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
demonstrate effective communication, self management and interpersonal skills in undertaking a substantial research investigation.
Direct entry into the second year (Level 5) of the BSc course may be considered for applicants possessing an appropriate HNC/HND or equivalent qualification.
Direct entry into the third year (Level 6) of the BSc course may be considered for applicants possessing an appropriate Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification.
Age and experience are recognised and prospective students may be required to attend an interview where they will also have the opportunity to see our state of the art facilities.
IELTS score of 6.0 for English Language is required in addition to the requirements listed above.
International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply