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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

128 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



MEng (Hons)

Start date



Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

Our MEng equips you with a broad-based civil engineering education as well as the professional and technical agility you need to excel. It offers an excellent stepping stone into senior roles in fields such as design, maintenance, asset management and construction.

Why you should study a Civil Engineering and Construction course at the University of Derby

The new MEng Civil Engineering enables you to move smoothly from undergraduate to masters level learning, giving you greater opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and fine-tune your advanced skills. It will take you one step further in realising your ambitions.

On the fast track to success

This dedicated programme builds on the success of the highly regarded Bachelor degree provision at the University of Derby. Drawing on guidance from appropriate professional bodies and reflecting the demands of employers, it covers all the specific skills and knowledge you need for a career within the civil engineering sector.

As a MEng Civil Engineering qualification, it takes you above the level of an honours degree and equips you with the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The programme strikes a balance between academic concepts, practical work, and the techniques necessary for a successful future in civil engineering. It is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

A firm foundation of knowledge

You will gain a solid grounding in the fundamental principles and constraints of civil engineering so that you can make sound decisions concerning design; the selection of functional elements, materials and processes; and the most cost-effective use of both time and resources. You will also deepen your appreciation of how technology is applied within an industrial engineering context.

Civil engineering today is characterised by a constant drive for improvement and a relentless pace of development. As a graduate with a masters qualification in Civil Engineering, you will be primed to meet the challenge of that change.

Throughout your studies, we will develop your management capabilities. We also encourage and support you to find work placements within the industry so that you can gain vital experience of current practices, systems and techniques.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Civil Engineering Construction and CAD
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Structural Analysis Theory and Design 1
  • Construction Organisation and Economics
  • Site Surveying 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Geotechnical Engineering 1
  • Structural Analysis Theory and Design 2
  • Fluids and Drainage Engineering
  • Infrastructure Surveying and Asset Management
  • Infrastructure Design and Materials
  • Independent Study and Personal Development
  • Structural Analysis Theory and Design 3
  • Civil Engineering Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering 2
  • Infrastructure Surveying and Design
  • Hydraulic Engineering 
  • Interdisciplinary Group Project
  • Research Methods: Application and Evaluation
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • CPD and Strategic Management
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Flood Risk Engineering Management
  • Geomatics Engineering and Asset Monitoring
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How you will learn

You will be assessed using a mixture of in-course assessments, case studies, presentations, reality-based assessments, examinations and professional presentations.

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Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points128 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science A-level of either Physics or Design Technology

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A

Alternative entry qualitications

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

2019/20 Fees


£9,250 per year



£13,250 per year


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

Additional costs and optional extras

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.

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This is a new programme introduced in 2017, but graduates on our current BEng Civil and Infrastructure Engineering have gone on to secure a variety of careers in fields such as design, maintenance, asset management and construction.

Numerous career opportunities exist in private companies which specialise in contracting or consulting for organisations like local authorities, water companies, Network Rail or the Highways Agency.

Simon Wood
Programme leader

Simon is the Programme Leader for the BEng and MEng in Civil Engineering and has over 10 years of teaching experience. He is a Member of the Internal Masonry Society (MIMS) and has experience as a civil and structural engineer within a design consultancy. He is reading for a PhD in Masonry Design from the University of Leeds.

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Contact us

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Opportunity of an optional placement 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.

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

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

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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