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Civil Engineering, MEng

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
If you are creative, enjoy design and aspire to improve the built environment we live in, then civil engineering is for you. This Civil Engineering course from University of Bristol will equip you to find solutions to environmental problems and to design large and unique structures, such as buildings, bridges, dams and coastal defences.

About

At University of Bristol, you will have access to our world-class experimental facilities, including the largest earthquake simulator in the UK. 

The first two years of this Civil Engineering course from University of Bristol provide a strong foundation in engineering, including structures, mathematics, soil and fluid mechanics, computing and surveying, as well as optional units.

In the third and fourth years you can pursue your interests with further optional units, covering topics such as sustainable construction or earthquake engineering. You will also undertake a major investigative research project.

Design is central to the course and this is reflected in the projects you undertake throughout your degree. In your first year, you will develop a solution to an open-ended problem by designing and making a model bridge. You will take part in an exciting group design project in the fourth year, which is sourced through industry links and based on real problems ranging from transportation 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, utility companies, the army, and petroleum, public transport, power generation and supply companies.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices. 

Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) 
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Properties of Materials 
  • Field Methods 
  • Design and Computing 
  • Mechanics of Fluids and Structures 
  • Introductory Structural Analysis 
  • Professional Engineering
  • Design of Steel and Concrete Structures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer A AA including A A (in any order) in Mathematics and a science-related subject
  • A-level Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and a science-related subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and a science-related subject
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A  is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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