Studying Civil Engineering at Salford

Civil engineering students

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

Browse this page to get a flavour of what to expect when you arrive in September, including course highlights, how we work with industry and a look ahead to your first year.

You can also use our Offer Holder Hub to explore student life, check out our accommodation and book on an applicant visit day.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email enquiries@salford.ac.ukor call us on 0161 295 4545.

Want to connect with other applicants? Join our applicant facebook group.

Experience an applicant visit day

You’re on your way to studying with Salford, but why wait until September? Join an applicant visit day and preview the Salford civil engineering study experience.

On a visit day, you can learn more about your course, meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants. You can even get hands-on in our engineering laboratories.

Sessions run throughout February to May, but places fill quickly - don’t miss out!

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.

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