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Civil Engineering

BSc (Hons)

School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering

Subject area - Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H208

Start Dates(s): September


Three years full-time
Four years with Industrial placement

UK - £9250 per year

International - £14,400

In Brief:

  • Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer
  • Our teaching staff won the Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education for the second time in 2015, making the University of Salford the only university to have won it twice
  • Leads directly to Incorporated Engineer status
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Civil engineers are a part of our everyday lives, the entire infrastructure of our environment has been influenced by them, from bridges and buildings to utilities and transport; there is no escaping our reliance on their knowledge and skills.

You will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills and also a concern for the environment and its resources and for public health and safety.

With an excellent reputation and strong links with industry this course will put you in good stead to become a successful professional civil engineer.

Thanks to the generosity of University of Salford donor and Chairman of Morson Group, Gerry Mason, we were delighted to be able to offer five scholarships specific to students beginning courses in September 2016 across all disciplines of engineering and will have ten more on offer in 16/17 and fifteen in 17/18. Students studying this course will be eligible to apply for this scholarship, please see here for more information.

Awards and Accreditation

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Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE English language and maths at Grade C or above
UCAS tariff points 96 - 104 points including Maths and Physics
GCE A level 96 - 104 points including A Levels Maths and Physics. A Pass in the Practical Element of Science A levels must be achieved.
BTEC National Diploma MMM in civil engineering or engineering, must include Merit in maths modules, must be extended diploma (M2). No construction-based diplomas
Scottish Highers 96 -104 points
Irish Leaving Certificate (Highers) 96 - 104 pointS
International Baccalaureate 28 points including Grade 4 in physics and maths. Higher level EB (pass in diploma 60%) to include engineering or science

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.

Applicant profile

We are looking for students who have a keen desire to follow a career in civil or architectural engineering. Due to the close industrial links of this course good interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic are desirable. You should have a good understanding of linking theory to real life applications and an attention to detail.

Fees and Funding


Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £14,400

Additional costs

Students should expect to pay an additional £200 (approximately) for a field trip. Costs are approximated based on the  current academic year.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory Exercises
  • Projects


Please note these are average values. Assessment methods used and associated weightings vary from module to module.

  • Exams
  • Portfolio
  • Integrated Design Exercise
  • Project


Career Prospects

As a graduate of this course you have potential for employment with major civil engineering contractors, consulting engineers or local authorities.Industrial placement opportunities available on this course have helped improve the employment opportunities for many of our graduates.

Further Study