This course will develop your understanding of the process of civil engineering technical design and management.
A foundation year to smooth your progress
Taking a foundation year first is an ideal choice if you have the potential and ambition to study this BSc (Hons) programme but lack the formal entry requirements or feel you are not quite ready to embark on a full honours degree 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.
The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering features a compelling mix of lectures, real-life projects and site visits so you can develop all the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. We will introduce you to key skills relating to structures, fluids, geology, soil mechanics, surveying and materials.
Strong professional credentials
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for you to gain Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. Following a period of relevant experience and a professional review, it leads to membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (MIHE). Find out more here.
You will study modules such as:
- Preliminary Mathematics
- Scholarship for Technologists
- Technology Project (double module)
- Engineering Science
- Introduction to Structural Analysis and Dynamics
- Applied Mathematics 1
- Civil Engineering Construction
- Construction CAD and Personal Development
- Construction Materials Technology
- Site Surveying 1
- Structures 1
- Applied Mathematics 2
- Fluids and Drainage Engineering
- Geology and Soil Mechanics
- Quantity Surveying Practice and Personal Development
- Structural Design 2
- Project Management
- Surveying 2
- Civil Engineering Management
- Independent Study and Personal Development (Civil Engineering)
- Structural Design Project
- Surveying 3
- Geotechnics 3
- Fluid Mechanics 3
You will learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, on and off campus laboratory and site work, plus visits to companies.
How you are assessed
You will be assessed through workshop laboratories, surveying field work, group work and individual assignments. Some traditional exams may be involved for design tests.
September 2019 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level||N/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 / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - MPP
- Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.
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.
As a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering graduate, you will have not only the knowledge and skills to embark on your career but also the academic base for Incorporated Engineer status.
An Incorporated Civil Engineer is a person with an accredited bachelor degree and professional experience who can maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. The qualification is essential to become a practising engineer and to lead a team in a professional organisation.
You can also choose to continue your professional development and further study in the discipline of civil engineering by taking our MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
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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.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
Included in your fees
- Use of resources
- First year field trips
- Industry speakers
Mandatory costs not included in your fees
- Safety footwear/clothing, approx. £50
- Books, approx. £200
- Additional field trips, approx. £100
- Site visits, approx. £50
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.