Civil Engineering with Foundation Year
School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Civil Engineering
UCAS Code: H201
Start Dates(s): September
Four years full-time (one year at foundation level plus three years BSc/BEng)
Five years with industrial placement
UK - £6000 for foundation year; £9250 for subsequent years
- 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
- Successful completion can lead to entry on accredited programmes
- Covers a wide range of scientific and engineering principles
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
The Foundation Year course provides students with a broad introduction to civil engineering. It is ideal for students who may not have reached the required level in A levels or BTEC study or those who have chosen a new direction for their studies. On completion of the introductory Foundation Year you will go on to study the same curriculum as the standard degree course.
Civil Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. It provides the facilities for day-to-day life, and for transport and industry to go about its work. Infrastructure is the thing that supports our daily life - roads and harbours, railways and airports, hospitals, sports stadiums and schools, access to drinking water and shelter from the weather. Infrastructure adds to our quality of life, and because it works, we take it for granted. Only when parts of it fail, or are taken away, do we realise its value.
Salford's Civil Engineering teaching team won the 2012 IStructE Teaching Excellence Award and constantly strive to improve and develop teaching practice.
In the first year of the Foundation programme, a total of ten modules are studied. These will provide a good grounding in mathematics and other relevant subjects to equip students with appropriate understanding and skills to bridge into one of the main programmes in Civil Engineering (e.g. the BEng/MEng Civil Engineering, BEng Civil and Architectural Engineering).
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.