This program is taught in the UAE
The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering will give you the technological, vocational and personal skills for a career in the civil engineering industry or will support your professional development if you are already working in the field.
Civil engineering changes lives - from transport necessities such as roads, railways, and airports, through glittering steel and glass skyscrapers and hotels, to life-saving water management systems such as dams, flood defenses, and even sewers. If you want to build for the future then the University of Bolton offers the best preparation for a career in this vital, innovative and prestigious industry.
By studying for the course you will develop the necessary theoretical understanding and practical knowledge for the role and you will enhance your ability to apply the principles of analysis and evaluation to civil engineering and construction-related problems.
You will have access to well-equipped materials, hydraulics, geotechnical and structures laboratories, an extensive range of the latest surveying equipment and the University’s unique design studio facilities with the latest CAD software and hardware.
Our dedicated staff team will provide you with a high level of support throughout your studies. All the teaching staff are construction industry professionals with extensive experience and knowledge of the industry and they are all active in the industry’s professional bodies.
You will learn through a mix of learning methods including field, laboratory and project work, lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Assessment methods include coursework, project work, presentations, and examinations.
A large proportion of your studies will mirror conditions in the industry. This includes an interdisciplinary group project in your final year which simulates the process of a construction project from inception to completion and in which you will carry out the role of a civil engineer working within a team of other construction specialists.
As the department has close contacts with the industry you may have the opportunity to take part in site visits. Professionals from the construction industry, including former students, regularly give talks and lectures on the course.
What you will learn
You will acquire a thorough understanding of the practical skills in civil engineering, including construction techniques, the properties of construction materials, structural, geotechnical, hydraulics, surveying, highway, and transport engineering.
You will build your knowledge of the theoretical principles that underpin the role, including applied mathematics and research methods and learn the relevant associated skills in communications, IT and management.
What you will study
Level 1 (HE4)
Communications Technology; Construction and Materials Technology 1; Ground and Water Studies 1; Site Surveying and Site Practice; Mathematics and Structural Analysis; Mathematics and Structural Design.
Level 2 (HE5)
Construction Management; Ground and Water Studies 2; Highway Design and Control; Research Methods and Professional Practice; Engineering Mathematics and Structures; Construction and Materials Technology 2.
Level 3 (HE6)
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design; Dissertation; Geotechnical Engineering and Ground Improvement; Interdisciplinary Project.
In addition, you will study one optional module selected from Advanced Surveying Procedures; Concrete Technology and Practice; Construction Management; Project and Environmental Management; Structural Planning; Transport Studies; and Water Engineering and the Environment (subject to availability).
260 U.C.A.S. points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including mathematics (or equivalent), or successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year. General Studies will not be counted towards the U.C.A.S. points requirement.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics, and science.
Qualifications other than A-levels are acceptable. For instance, BTEC National qualifications in civil engineering, construction or engineering will be considered where units in additional maths and an analytical subject such as structural mechanics or environmental science are taken. For full details please see the Entry Profile for this course on the U.C.A.S. website.
If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).
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