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.
The first three years of this course contains six modules. Alongside five of these modules you will complete an integrated design exercise which blends the learning and skills from each module to the application of a client brief. The final year of this course contains four modules in which you will widen and deepen your knowledge and skills in those fields. One module in the final year is dedicated to you individual project.
You can opt to take an industrial placement year, which you arrange with our support, in between your second and third year of your course. This has a number of benefits: you will improve your employment prospects after graduation, you get to see the engineering theory you have learned in action, they are often paid positions, and many of our industrial placement students ultimately improve their degree classification over their second year results to receive top class degrees. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
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.
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||300-320 points including A levels in maths and physics or design technology grade B|
|GCE A level||300-320 points including A Levels in Maths and Physics or Design Studies|
|BTEC National Diploma||DDM in civil engineering or engineering, must include Distinction in maths, must be extended diploma (M2).
No construction-based diplomas
|Scottish Highers||300-320 points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||(Highers) 300-320 points|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points including grade 6 in physics and maths. Higher level EB (pass in diploma 60%) to include engineering or science|
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.
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.
We are looking for students who have a keen desire to follow a career in civil engineering. Due to the close industrial links of this course good interpersonal skills a strong work ethic are desirable. You should have a good understanding of linking theory to real life applications and an attention to detail.
Please note these are average values. Assessment methods used and associated weightings vary from module to module.
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.
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Fees for 2012-13 September entry
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.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Start Dates: September
Four years full-time
Five years with industrial placement