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How long you will study
4 - 5 years
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 16830 per year
Studying MEng Civil Engineering at City, University of London equips students with the skills in design, construction, management and sustainability required for a successful future in the construction industry.
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.
Our current MEng Civil Engineering degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers) as satisfying the educational base for providing a path for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Our new MEng degree has been designed to continue this tradition and we have every expectation that the new degrees listed here will similarly receive full accreditation.
Requirements and how to apply
The following is also required:
Other suitable qualifications
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.
INTO City, University of London
Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.
These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics.
Kaplan International College (KIC) London
City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level have a guaranteed progression route to City, University of London degree courses.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
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.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institution the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City's discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Teaching and learning
Learning involves lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes, residential field courses (geology and surveying) and group design exercises, many of which feature contributions from practicing engineers.
You will learn from a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study with help to develop sketching and other engineering communication skills. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.
In the case of residential field trips, we run sufficient courses each year to ensure that the group size is reasonable and you are able to benefit fully from the teaching and exercises that take place. You will work individually and in small groups on a variety of exercises and projects during the field courses, a format which has proved popular.
Assessment is by coursework and examination. Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
47% written, 0% practical, 53% coursework
54% written, 0% practical, 46% coursework
48% written, 6% practical, 46% coursework.
46% written, 0% practical, 54% coursework.
Assessment weightings by yearType%Year 110Year 220Year 330Year 440Year 4
City's MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course provides advanced theoretical knowledge in the key subjects of analytical methods, structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineering. Management studies and design are also integral parts of the course.
Our Clerkenwell location gives you access to many of the leading civil and structural engineering contractors and consultants. They collaborate with us to support you during design exercises helping you to tackle real projects with constraints and challenges that would be encountered in practice. Feedback from practising engineers helps you to develop your ability to apply technical knowledge in a creative way to open-ended problems.
This course culminates in an opportunity for you to collaborate with academic staff on a significant individual research project and to participate in a live large-scale civil engineering design project set by our industrial collaborators.
Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. You will study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide you with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs.
You will begin to specialise in year two, through the study of geology and soil mechanics plus measurement and data analysis, in addition to tackling more advanced solid and fluid mechanics topics.
The course becomes more applied in the third year with the analysis and design of typical geotechnical, hydraulic and structural forms including the use of computational analysis techniques and coverage of construction management. You will address the challenges of providing sustainable and ethical designs that are safe to construct.
The main focus in this year is the substantial individual research project, plus a major design exercise supported by advanced modules in analytical and experimental methods.
The MEng Honours Programme is a four-year, or five-year with placement, full time degree comprising 480 credits (4800 study hours) structured as four Programme Stages, each typically delivered over 22 contact weeks, 4 examination weeks, 4 reflective learning (private study) weeks and 8 vacation weeks (which may be used for private study) per academic year.
A MEng (Hons) Programme therefore requires a commitment of 40 study hours per week during the academic year.
Approximate study time based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
43% scheduled learning, 57% independent learning, 0% placement
36% scheduled learning, 64% independent learning, 0% placement
30% scheduled learning, 70% independent learning, 0% placement
31% scheduled learning, 69% independent learning, 0% placement
Civil Engineering graduates have gone on to work with many of the leading design consultants or contracting engineering practices in the UK and overseas.
Recent graduates have worked on the Crosssrail project, the HS2 rail project and landmark buildings in the City of London. They have joined employers such as AECOM, Atkins, Balfour Beatty Engineering, Building Design Consultants, Jacobs Engineering, London Bridge Associates, Mott MacDonald, Arup, Ramboll and Skanska.
Find out how studying at City, University of London helps to improve your job prospects90.9% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course Type%In employment90.9Work and study0Further study0Unemployed9.1
Notes about fees for this course
More about fees
*The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.
** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £16,830 for the first year of study in 2018/19. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.
Future Finance Loans
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.
Design led Engineering at City
Engineering has been taught at City, University of London, for over 100 years. Our 7 engineering undergraduate programmes have particular emphasis on creative design. Four leading structural engineers share their thoughts on design innovation as we lead you through an inspiring historical journey through engineering.
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.City is perfectly situated in the vibrant area of Clerkenwell. Close to many innovative and well-known businesses with strong ties to our students and alumni, City is the ideal place to be as an engineering student.
We have an array of recently refurbished facilities, including exceptional laboratories.
The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility is the centrepiece of the Civil Engineering Laboratory which also accommodates a large flexible laboratory space used for centrifuge model preparation, model testing at 1g, concrete testing and teaching.
Adjacent to this are concrete mixing and casting facilities, a temperature-controlled soil element testing laboratory and a concrete durability laboratory.
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