The University of Wolverhampton

MEng (Hons)Civil Engineering with Sandwich Placement

Why choose this course?

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.

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

Career path

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).

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or an accepted equivalent.

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)


  • A Levels with a minimum grade of BBB, including Mathematics.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM in a subject relevant to Civil Engineering or Construction/Built Environment Engineering and must include mathematics modules.
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 at Merit from Engineering/Mathematics; 12 credits at Merit from Electrical Science and 9 credits at Merit from Mechanical Science
  • Applicants with extensive work experience or alternative qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to attend an interview and complete a bridging maths programme.
  • Advanced entry to year 2 will be considered for candidates with equivalent level 4 qualifications, such as an HNC Civil Engineering, with a GPA of over 70% and a maths bridging programme will be required
  • Latest advanced entry will be at the start of level 6, subject to satisfactory mapping of all level 4 and 5 modules. Transfers from a BEng course will need to have a GPA equivalent to at least a 2:1 classification, in addition to the relevant module mapping.

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

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000

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.

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