The main aim is to develop graduates who are ready to tackle the problems that they will encounter during their careers. Such problems may well be quite different from the challenges today. The course aims to produce graduates that will be able to demonstrate leadership qualities and practical, analytical and creative intelligence.
This course has been designed to fully meet the educational base required to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. As such it has been developed taking full cognisance of the requirements of the four professional bodies that make up the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM): The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); the Institution of Structural Engineer (IStructE); the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The course is not yet accredited, since it is a new course and can only be accredited once outputs have been developed for all academic levels. Our next visit by the professional bodies is scheduled for the summer of 2020.
This course has been designed to prepare our graduates to meet the challenges of the future that will require innovative ideas from Engineers who are well educated in the principles of the traditional civil engineering disciplines, but who are also creative leaders and inventors.
To prepare our graduates for such challenges they will be exposed to individual and group work to solve complex real world challenges. Solutions are expected to demonstrate an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems and will take into account: research and professional activities; the natural environment; social and environmental considerations; ethics as well as a high level of technical understanding.
The course is delivered by a blend of active and respected academics as well as Chartered Engineers with relevant inputs from industrial practitioners.
Employability is embedded throughout the curriculum by various activities: presentations from the membership development officer of the ICE to encourage student membership, similarly student membership is encouraged with the IStructE and CIHT. Site visits are undertaken at all levels: Crossrail Project, M6 Smart motorways, Water Treatment Plants. Guest lectures are presented by various industrial practitioners; Tony Gee & Partners, Amey, Nolan Associates, Highways England, etc. The Civil Engineering Department hosts events put on by the West Midlands branch of the ICE Graduates and Students group.
Leadership qualities are developed throughout the course, particularly within the group based work of the design modules (4CV013, 5CV027, 6CV020 and 7CV019). Creativity is encouraged where design modules are present but also within the individual dissertation (6CV021), and the transport and water engineering modules (6CV018, 6CV019, 7CV017 and 7CV020).
Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for English: Functional Skills Level 2 English and OCN Access to HE Core English (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English)
Only the following equivalent qualifications are accepted for Mathematics: Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and OCN Access to HE Core Mathematics (12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics)
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 http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.