2023 entry (view 2022 entry)
MEng Civil Engineering with Study Abroad
4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
Full-time: Entry by transfer
You must transfer to this course from MEng Civil Engineering (H200) or MEng Civil Engineering with Study Abroad in a Modern Language (H201). You cannot apply as an external candidate.
£9,250 per year, home students
£25,900 per year, international students
Fees quoted are for 2022 entry only. Fees for 2023 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2022.
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If you are creative, enjoy design and aspire to improve the built environment we live in then civil engineering is for you. This degree will equip you to find solutions to global environmental problems and to design large and unique structures, such as buildings, bridges and other critical infrastructure assets that shape society (for example: water supply and treatment systems, transport networks and renewable electricity generation).
At Bristol you will have access to our world-class laboratory facilities, including the most advanced earthquake shaking table in Europe.
The Study Abroad degree is a great opportunity to broaden your view of the world and experience a different culture. In your third year, you will study at one of our partner universities abroad where the course is delivered in English. In previous years, exchanges have included institutions in Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, the US, Hong Kong or Singapore. There is no direct entry onto the course but you can transfer from the other courses if you reach a high academic standard in your first two years.
The first two years provide a strong foundation in engineering, including mathematics, structures, soil and fluid mechanics, computing and surveying, as well as optional units. More optional units are introduced in subsequent years, allowing you to pursue your interests while developing key professional skills such as project management, entrepreneurship, economics and risk analysis.
Your third year overseas will mirror the third-year curriculum at Bristol, and you will return to Bristol for your fourth and final year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
Design is central to the course and this is reflected in the projects you will undertake. In the first year you will develop a sustainable solution to an open-ended problem, such as designing and making a model bridge. Later projects include steel work, reinforced concrete, geotechnical design and water supply systems.
You will take part in an exciting group design project in the fourth year, combining all your learning as you tackle realistic design challenges identified through our industry links. Design projects range from transportation to smart cities and from skyscrapers to sustainable housing.
We equip you with the skills needed to become a future leader in civil engineering. Our graduates are highly sought after by top employers, including civil engineering consultancies and construction companies, utility companies, the army, public transport, power generation, supply companies and environmental management.
This course is accreditated by the following organisations
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.
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.
First-year students studying Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Design all start their degree with a broad knowledge of the fundamentals and a command of the skills that underpin modern engineering.
You will share common units with your peers in other disciplines and work on an interdisciplinary project, based on global challenges and inspired by Engineers Without Borders.
You will meet and work closely with more people from the start of your degree, broadening your social circle and long-term professional network. Interdisciplinary working is now the norm in industry, and good understanding of disciplines other than your own will serve you well when you enter the workplace.
Starting your degree with a broad foundation of knowledge will expand your frame of reference, enabling you to be more creative as you progress with your programme and become more specialist in later years of study. The skills-based approach will provide you with technical abilities that will enable you to be successful in your degree and your career.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
This course is available by transfer only.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile E qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
- Transfer onto this course is through a selection process in your department or school when you are a registered student.
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