Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems, developing the physical infrastructure for society to exist – from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. Accredited by numerous professional industry bodies, our course has been designed to provide a practical and broad civil engineering education.
Why study this course?
- Our course is accredited, under license from the Engineering Council, by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which represents the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). It's also accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, recognising the quality and relevance of the course content.
- Take the first step in gaining Incorporated Engineer status – this course is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
- Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, you'll also benefit from free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.
- Benefit from excellent employability prospects. Due to a skills shortage and a boom in the construction industry, civil engineering graduates are heavily sought after.
- Experience hands-on learning in our modern facilities and workshops, offering industry-standard equipment and support from our team of expert technicians.
Taught for one day a week, our part-time BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering study route enables those already working in the industry, or with work experience, to acquire further professional qualifications and apply their learning.
How you're taught
How will I study?
- The part-time study route is taught one day a week and, where possible, part-time students are taught alongside full-time students on the BSc Civil Engineering full-time course.
- Your typical day will run from 9 am through to about 7.30 pm, and normally three different subject areas are taught on each day. In Year Four, the formal contact hours are reduced to allow time to focus on the individual project.
- The course is organised into structured modules and is delivered through lectures, seminars, and extensive practical and project work.
NTU provides support and resources to make studying as easy and flexible as possible, including a virtual learning environment that enables you to study from home or work.
The course aims to develop your intellectual, practical and personal skills, together with the theory and practice of civil engineering.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a mix of coursework, practical exercises and exams. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of group and individual projects, reports, presentations and essays. You will receive feedback throughout each module.
Careers and employability
Our course is designed to prepare you to succeed in the construction industry. As well as providing the necessary vocational and professional skills for a successful career, this course also develops transferable qualities such as communication, time management, analysis, teamwork, and IT skills.
Recent growth in UK industry has revealed a skills shortage in this area. You'll graduate with desirable skills and knowledge, boosting your employment prospects.
Where do Civil Engineering graduates from NTU work?
NTU has a strong civil engineering alumni community, with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies.
Recent BSc Civil Engineering graduate destinations include:
- Balfour Beatty: graduate civil engineer, junior civil engineer, junior site engineer, site engineer, trainee civil engineer
- VolkerFitzpatrick: site engineer, site engineering assistant, assistant engineer
- Clugston: assistant site manager
- Jackson Civil Engineering: site engineer
- Laing O'Rourke: civil engineer
- Martin Redston Associates: structural engineer
- Morgan Sindall: tunnel engineer
- North Midland Construction: project engineer, design coordinator.
Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course. Find out more about the service.
Find out more about career options in civil engineering on the Institution of Civil Engineers website.
The School has excellent lab and workshop resources for structural testing, materials science, and soils and building services. See a full gallery of facilities used by our civil engineering students.
Dedicated resource centre
Students in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment have access to a dedicated resource centre. This centre, based in the Maudslay building, enables students to undertake private study in a facility equipped with:
- large format plotters
- desk space together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.
This resource centre is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to:
- Microsoft Office
- web browsing
- networked file storage
- high-speed online printing services (with a free printing allowance for each student).
Resource rooms are available 24 hours a day.
Books and library resources
In the library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within the Built Environment. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our electronic resources, journals and books.
Within the library there is a liaison librarian who has specialist Civil Engineering subject knowledge. They can offer detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources and also support on things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.