Civil Engineering BEng

Course overview

  • Course level
    Undergraduate
  • Course type
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years Full Time, 4 years Sandwich Degree
  • Course options
    Optional placement year
  • UCAS code(s)
    H200
  • School

Entry requirements

  • Entry Requirements
    TBC
More information

Key dates

  • Start date
    September 2020

Benefit from strong, well-established links with industry

Gain practical, in-demand skills with a course informed by industry

Equip yourself to enter an industry with high demand and above average graduate employability

You will learn key expertise in core subjects while developing specialist skills to enhance your skillset

Course summary

The UK is rapidly developing, and Birmingham is at the heart of it, with a Big City Plan designed to increase the city size by 25%. Our civil engineering course will equip you with the key skills to enter the industry at a period of great demand.

Entry Requirements & Fees

Please note this programme will open in 2020 and is subject to full approval. 

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year 

Entry requirements and fees TBC. 

International students

For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

 

Course Outline & Modules

This new course, launched for 2020, will address a key skills gap in the UK. It is designed to be contemporary, innovative and to meet the needs of industry.


The core subjects at the heart of the degree – structures, materials, geotechnics, transport infrastructure engineering and construction management – will equip you with the key expertise, and an additional specialism, to enhance your employability.

Specific details on modules will follow in due course, but please see an outline of the content of each year below. 

Year 1

Modules in your first year will build your fundamental knowledge of the sector and relevant disciplines. To introduce you to the world of civil engineering, topics covered will include construction, materials, mechanics and mathematical skills.

Year 2

In the second year, you will build on your existing knowledge and advance your understanding of the civil engineering sector through more specialist modules.

Year 3

You spend the third year on a professional placement, which is usually paid, gaining valuable industry experience. The construction industry in the West Midlands is particularly buoyant, providing a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate placements.

Final year

This year will feature a main research project, as well as a design project. You will study core civil engineering modules and have a choice of additional modules to enable you to specialise in either transport infrastructure engineering or construction management.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a variety of different methods, from lectures to practical exercises. More details on specific teaching methods and assessments will follow soon. 

Career Prospects

The UK is rapidly developing, and Birmingham is at the heart of it, with a Big City Plan designed to increase the city size by 25%. Our civil engineering course will equip you with the key skills to enter the industry at a period of great demand.

Graduates of Aston’s similar programmes have recently found graduate positions with:

  • Alstom
  • BAM Construction
  • Mott McDonald
  • Ministry of Transport
Facilities

We currently have concrete mixing, testing equipment and laboratory space. For this course, we're looking to invest in further specialist equipment to ensure the programme gives you the expertise you need for the working world. 

Accreditation

The intention is to pursue full Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accreditation for this programme.

Contact Us

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office+44 (0)121 204 3400

ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk