This professionally accredited MEng Honours degree includes a year in industry and an additional year of Master's-level study, boosting your employability with advanced knowledge and work experience.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points
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You focus on the design of structures, such as bridges and buildings, through topics including sustainable engineering systems and construction management.
During the fourth year you develop your research skills through an investigative research project. You also study advanced topics in structural engineering, such as:
- seismic resistant design
- unique and unusual structures
- structural reliability and analysis
Between Stages 2 and 3, you take a paid year in industry. This is a great opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience in the civil engineering sector. Some host companies even offer their placement students a job after they graduate.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Civil and Structural Engineering at Newcastle is ranked:
- Top 10 in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
- 2nd in the UK for research power (Research Fortnight)
- 90% overall student satisfaction (2016 National Student Survey)
- World top 150 for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
Gain an industry-recognised qualificationGain an industry-recognised qualification
Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).
This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards.
JBM-accreditated degrees develop professional engineers who are ready to make a global contribution to sustainable economic growth and ethical standards.
The JBM is made up of the following four professional bodies:
- Institution of Civil Engineers
- Institution of Structural Engineers
- Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
- Institute of Highway Engineers
Become a chartered engineerBecome a chartered engineer
Both our BEng and MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don't need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you'll need to complete further study, like an approved Master's degree.
Visit the Engineering Council's website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
Boost your employability with a year in in industryBoost your employability with a year in in industry
Between Stages 2 and 3, spend a year on a paid industrial placement, working on real-life civil engineering projects.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the industry, putting your learning into practice, and testing and developing your professional expertise.
You'll also develop valuable workplace skills such as teamwork, communication and project management. If you impress your host company, it could even result in a job offer on graduation.
The School will give you extensive support to find a suitable placement, including help to write your CV to send out to our wide range of industrial contacts.
Our graduates are highly employable. The most recent data available shows that 100% of our Civil Engineering BEng Honours and MEng Honours graduates went into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
90% of those in employment were in professional or managerial jobs. (DLHE survey 2014)
Enjoy flexibility, variety and specialisationEnjoy flexibility, variety and specialisation
The size, success and professional expertise at Newcastle mean that we can offer six study themes in civil engineering.
You'll study each theme in different proportions, depending on which degree you choose, building to a highly specialised study programme to prepare you for your future career.
Our study themes are:
- modelling and information systems
- surveying engineering
- environmental systems
- human and management systems
Find out more about what you will study in the Course Details section.
Benefit from our industry linksBenefit from our industry links
Graduate with the skills employers look for, thanks to the input of our industry advisory panel into your degree programme.
Network with professional engineers at the regional office of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It's hosted here at Newcastle.
Learn from speakers from industry, who we use extensively throughout our degrees to bring theory to life.
Receive support and advice from practising engineers on your annual team design project. And showcase your work at our annual exhibition.
Observe professional engineers at work through field visits to live civil engineering sites.
Compete for prizes donated by industry at each Stage. Categories include best overall student performance, best design performance and best project.
Learn in outstanding facilitiesLearn in outstanding facilities
Study at Newcastle and you will join our School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
We have fantastic facilities to develop professional skills you'll need in your career.
These include specialist laboratories on campus, where you'll test your design decisions and learn how different materials behave. For example:
- testing heavy structures, like reinforced concrete beams
- analysing the properties of different materials, like steel and timber
- exploring chemical and biological properties of waters, soils and more
- studying how water behaves in flood or heavy rainfall
- testing highway design with our driving simulator
You can find out more about our facilities on the School website.
You will also have access to full-scale field facilities off campus, including:
- flood defence schemes
- instrumented river catchment system
- hydro-borehole facility
- engineering embankment
- electric vehicles
To make sure you get off to a fantastic start, we also give you a free start-up pack. This contains essential resources for your studies including key text books and laboratory/site safety wear.
Study abroadStudy abroad
If you are a UK or EU MEng student and want to experience life in another country you can study abroad as part of your degree.
We have partners in Sweden, Singapore and the USA.
This will boost your CV, your confidence and your communication skills. It also shows employers that you embrace new experiences and enhances your intercultural awareness.
Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
Do you want to become a technical officer in the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF or Defence Engineering and Science Group when you graduate?
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).
DTUS is a sponsorship programme for students interested in a scientific, engineering or technical career in the armed forces or the Ministry of Defence.
Find out more on our Armed Forces page.Next Step: Course Details
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