MEng Civil Engineering (H200)

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UCAS code H200
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 82 overall for Civil Engineering courses

About MEng Civil Engineering

If you are creative and enjoy design, construction and management of the world we live in, then civil engineering is for you. This degree will equip you to find solutions to environmental problems and to design the large and unique structures such as buildings, bridges, dams and coastal defences.

The first two years of your degree cover the basics of structures, mathematics, soil and fluid mechanics, computing and surveying as well as some optional units. You may transfer between the BEng and MEng courses during the first two years. 

In the third year, we introduce more optional units, allowing you to pursue your interests, while developing key professional skills. You will also undertake a major investigative research project.

Design is central to the course and this is reflected in the projects you will undertake, beginning in the first year, when you will develop a solution to an open-ended problem by designing and making a model bridge. There is a group design project in the fourth year of the MEng which is based on real problems, sourced through our links with industry.

This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. 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).

More about Civil Engineering

Find out more about studying Civil Engineering at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Properties of Materials 1
  • Structural Engineering 1
  • Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Geology
  • Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Soft Systems and Surveying 1
  • Design and Computing 1
  • One unit chosen from:
    • Thermal Sciences for Engineers
    • Language 1
    • Application of Electronics
    • Sustainable Development

Second year

  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Structures and Materials 2
  • Applied Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • Hydraulics 2
  • Professional Studies A
  • Civil Engineering Design 2
  • Computer Modelling 2
  • One unit chosen from:
    • Systems and Technologies for Smart Cities
    • Hazards and Infrastructure
    • Understanding Architecture
    • Language for Specific Purposes 2

Third year

  • Structural Engineering 3
  • Design of Geotechnical Structures
  • Water Engineering 3
  • Civil Engineering Systems 3
  • Water Resources Project 3
  • Scheme Design 3
  • Finite Element Analysis 3
  • Research Project 3
  • One option from:
    • Professional Studies B
    • Sustainable Construction 3
    • Physical and Human Systems Modelling 3
    • Highway Engineering 3
    • Fundamentals of Reliability for Engineers
  • Open units.

Fourth year

  • Structural Engineering 4
  • Geotechnical Engineering Practice
  • Water Resources Risk Management 4
  • Civil Engineering Systems 4
  • Design Project 4
  • Four units chosen from:
    • Earthquake Engineering 4
    • Engineering for the Built Environment 4
    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
    • Power Generation for the 22nd Century
    • Soil Structure Interaction 4
    • Sustainable Systems
    • Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power
    • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Geotechnics
    • Environmental Modelling 4
    • Asset Management 4
    • Engineering for International Development 4
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Civil Engineering

Typical offer for MEng Civil Engineering - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA  including Maths and a Science subject (such as Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Geography). The A* must be in Maths or in the Science Subject. The third A-level cannot be General studies or Critical thinking.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAA including Maths and a Science subject (such as Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Geography). The third A-level can not be General studies or Critical thinking.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and one other Science subject (such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and one other Science subject (such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 credits at Distinction in Mathematics and 12 credits at Distinction in a Science subject. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
BTEC offer D*DD  (Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and a science subject (such as Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Geography)
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0 and 8.5 in Mathematics and a science subject (such as Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Geography)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade C in Maths and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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