Studying Civil Engineering at Salford

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Get ready to study civil engineering

Congratulations on your offer to study at Salford - we've got so much more to tell you!

To help get you ready for study this September, we've put together some info about how you will study this fascinating subject, what to expect in year one and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email call us on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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Find Out More About Our Programmes

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering


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Top applicant questions - answered!

What is the difference between an MEng and a BEng (Hons) degree?

An MEng (Master of Engineering) is taken over four years - or five with a placement year - and is the integrated masters route for engineering students. The MEng follows the same structure as the BEng (Batchelor of Engineering) degree for the first three years, but the fourth year enables you to broaden your skills and knowledge beyond undergraduate level, increasing your employability.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

What career options are open to me once I graduate?

From civil engineer to construction specialist to structural engineer, alumni from our civil engineering programmes are currently working in a wide range of roles in industry. Hear from BEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering graduate Maryam, and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering graduate Haroon about their experiences at Salford and what they have been working on since they graduated.

Read Maryam's blog >>

Read Haroon's blog >>

Will there be opportunities for individual support if I find need it from time to time?

As well as the usual support you would expect from the lecturers on your course, we also offer extra help if you are stuck solving a particular maths problem. This is a drop-in session called MathScope where you can turn up without an appointment.