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Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons)

School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering

Subject area - Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: H200

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, and Institution of Highways & Transportation) as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited further learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng
  • Our teaching staff won the Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education for the second time in 2015, making Salford the only university to have won it twice
  • Practical residential field courseat National Construction College
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

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.

You can opt to take an industrial placement year, which you arrange with our support, between the 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.

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

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 104 - 112 points
GCE A level 104 - 112 points including Mathematics at grade C.(Physics at grade C or Design & Technology at grade C). A Pass in the Practical Element of Science A levels must be achieved.
BTEC National Diploma MMD, must include Distinction in maths modules.
Scottish Highers 104 - 112 points
Irish Leaving Certificate (Highers) 104 - 112 points
International Baccalaureate 30 points including grade 5 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 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in ourEnglish language courses.

Applicant profile

We are looking for students who have a keen desire to follow a career in Civil Engineering. 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

Foundation year

The tuition fee for the foundation year is £5,000

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


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


  • Heavy structures laboratory
  • Light structures laboratory
  • Soil Mechanic laboratory
  • Hydraulics laboratory
  • Water Quality laboratory