Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

64 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

H292

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BEng (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

Infrastructure supports our day-to-day living – just think about roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and access to water and shelter. Without infrastructure, the world we live in would be very different – which makes the role of the civil engineering professional all the more important.

A foundation year to set you up for success

If you lack the appropriate formal qualifications to embark directly on the honours degree – or if you want to build your knowledge, skills and confidence first – taking a foundation year is an ideal choice.

This route is aimed at anyone who has potential and ambition but who doesn’t feel quite ready to join the BEng (Hons) programme right now. It is also a smart move if you have changed your mind about your career direction since you chose your A-levels or BTECs and need to improve your skills in a different subject area.

The foundation year will cover general concepts in areas such as engineering science, structural analysis and dynamics. You will also gain essential scholarship skills for technologists to support your progress at honours degree level.

Build an exciting future

Our BEng (Hons) will enhance your skills in advanced areas of civil engineering theory, particularly relating to structures and infrastructure design.

You will develop a thorough understanding of the process of civil engineering technical design and management. In addition, we will introduce you to key design skills in structures, fluids, geology, soil mechanics, surveying and materials.

You can study this course with or without an industrial year.

Raise your professional profile

Our BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council.

This means that, on successfully completing your studies, you will fully satisfy the academic requirements to register as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meet the academic requirements to register as a Chartered Engineer. For further information, visit the Joint Board of Moderators website.

Valuable industry experience

You can choose to spend a year on industry placement to improve your employability. A significant number of employers – from large national and international companies to SMEs – are looking to recruit Civil Engineering placement students each year.

We provide wide-ranging support for students interested in placement and internship opportunities as well as helping them secure graduate roles. For more information, please contact our Careers and Employment Service.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project (double module)
  • Engineering Science
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics
  • Civil Engineering Construction and CAD
  • Structural Analysis Theory and Design
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Site Surveying 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Construction Organisation and Economics
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Infrastructure Surveying & Asset Management 2
  • Infrastructure Design 2
  • Geotechnical Engineering 1
  • Structural Analysis Theory and Design 2
  • Fluids and Drainage Engineering
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Independent Study and Personal Development (Civil Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering Management
  • Geotechnics 2
  • Infrastructure Surveying and Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 3
  • Hydraulic Engineering

How you will learn

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, on and off campus laboratory and site work, and visits to companies.

How you will be assessed

Assessment includes workshop laboratories, surveying field work, group work and individual assignments. Some traditional exams may be involved for design tests.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points64
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

When you graduate, you can look forward to wide-ranging career opportunities in civil engineering, including fields such as design, maintenance, asset management and construction.

You could, for example, go on to work for private companies which specialise in contracting or consulting, for local authorities and water companies, or for organisations such as Network Rail and the Highways Agency.

Alternatively you could choose to take your studies to the next level by embarking on a postgraduate course, such as our MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Derek Spalton (Programme Leader) D.Spalton@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 593185
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

5 years with Industrial Year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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