Undergraduate courses

Students carrying out survey in countryside with theodolite

Master of Engineering 4 years (MEng Hons) programmes:

Batchelor of Engineering 3 years (BEng Hons) programme:

Programme structure

Our programme structure pages have more details of the courses within each theme and each year.

Please visit the Education Support Unit pages for more specific information about programme and unit outlines.


Engineering Council accreditationAll our UG degree programmes have been accredited, under licence from the Engineering Council, by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising:

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

MEng (Hons) Degrees - Accredited CEng (Full)
These degrees are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

BEng (Hons) Degree - Accredited CEng (Partial)
This degree is accredited as:

  • fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng);
  • partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

EUR-ACE LogoThe Department of Civil Engineering is also certified with the EUR-ACE® European quality label for our BEng and MEng engineering degrees. The EUR-ACE® label guarantees your knowledge, understanding and practical capabilities as an engineer meet rigorous international standards. Successful completion of your degree means you can achieve professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

From day one of your degree you will be treated as a professional engineer on your way to chartered status. We encourage you to join at least one of these professional institutions while you are still a student.