Who is it for?
Our degree in Civil Engineering is a path for students to become a leader in tomorrow's complex world. City, University of London is committed to ensuring that its civil engineering graduates lead the way in technical expertise, strategic thinking, innovation and communication.
Civil engineers develop infrastructure and have a profound effect on the way people live through a consideration of function, aesthetics, economics and sustainability.
City, University of London has been educating aspiring civil engineers for nearly 90 years. Our graduates are equipped with the skills that the profession demands and we are proud of the success they have enjoyed at the forefront of civil engineering in the UK and around the world.
The course features a common first year across engineering disciplines to give students a superb foundation in the science and mathematics that underpins civil engineering. As they specialise in later years the course provides a strong technical background in the key subjects of structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering and management studies while placing a particular emphasis on innovative engineering design.
City's strong representation at all levels of the profession underpins our close links with industry and with the sector's professional bodies. Our close collaboration with industry is reflected in our research, our approach to education and our emphasis on professional experience for all students.
Accrediting bodies have commended the level of industry involvement in City's design projects, specialist lectures and placement opportunities. Our unique "Open Door to Industry" scheme and speed networking careers events, in particular, allow students to benefit from our central London location and develop an in-depth understanding of the profession they are intending to join.
You can opt to transfer to MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering if your overall mark is 60% or above at the end of year two.
Our degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as satisfying the educational base for providing a path for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We maintain this high level of achievement to provide students with the best opportunities for their future careers.
'A' Level: BBB (including Mathematics).
Tariff: 120 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics. Read more about the new UCAS tariff from September 2017.
BTEC: D*DD in Engineering with minimum grade B in 'A' Level Mathematics or Physics.
IB: 33 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.
The following is also required:
GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.
Other suitable qualifications
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component.
English language programmes
Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.
The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.
Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations
You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.
Placements are paid and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.