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Postgraduate course
MEng

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

International Scholarships available

Overview

Build the foundations for a diverse and interesting future in civil engineering. This integrated masters course provides the ideal platform to gain a broad-based technical experience, enabling you to enter design, construction or operations roles within the civil engineering industry.

You will develop knowledge of the mathematical and scientific principles and methodologies which underpin civil engineering and you will learn to apply them to real-world problems. Through investigation and evaluation of design-related engineering issues, you will learn to produce innovative solutions using technical literature and the appropriate codes of industry standards and practice.

You will gain detailed knowledge and technical proficiency in health and safety, sustainable, environmental and economic development, and the frameworks in which they operate.

You will be equipped with the problem-solving skills you will need to work on projects such as designing large structures and a variety of infrastructure including roads, water supply and drainage, bridges, airports, tunnels, and sea and flood defences.

Your learning process will be based on a variety of experiences including lectures, tutorials, case studies and design-based exercises that will enable you to develop applied skills, participate in critical analysis and practise your presentation skills.

Our modern, well-equipped laboratories will give you the chance to get involved with industry-standard tools and testing. We'll show you how to examine the strength of materials for structures and understand the latest geotechnical and structural analysis software packages. 

We can offer you great links with industry, thanks largely to our teaching team, who have great experience across different areas of engineering.

Site visits and guest lectures from industry professionals will also form part of your programme and you will be encouraged to become an active member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Access to guest lectures
  • Industry links
  • Industry expertise
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Specialist facilities

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum (Minimum 80 from two A Levels, or equivalent, in Mathematics and Science with at least 40 from Mathematics. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE Grade C English Language and GCSE Grade B in Maths (Grade 4 or Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) is required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall in a relevant subject with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum (Minimum 80 from two A Levels, or equivalent, in Mathematics and Science with at least 40 from Mathematics. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE Grade C English Language and GCSE Grade B in Maths (Grade 4 or Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) is required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall in a relevant subject with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

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Teaching and learning

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
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282 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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918 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework.*

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Surveying A & CAD

Civil Engineering Management A

Advanced Mathematics

Engineering Materials Science

Engineering Mechanics

Applied Mechanics

Overall workload
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281 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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919 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework.*

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Geotechnical Engineering Application & Theory

Fluid Mechanics I

Structural Design

Civil Engineering Management B

Engineering Materials Chemistry

Structural Analysis Techniques

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
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294 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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906 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework*, with some examinations

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Numerical Management Techniques

Fluid Mechanics II

Structural Engineering Techniques

Infrastructure Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Design & theory

Independent Project

Overall workload
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260 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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940 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year four is assessed predominantly by coursework*, with some examinations

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Integrated Project

Geotechnical Analysis & Design

Structural Engineering with Design

Research Paper

Option modules may include:
Transportation Studies

Humanitarian Engineering

Water Engineering

Project Management

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
Clock icon
282 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
918 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework.*

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Surveying A & CAD

Civil Engineering Management A

Advanced Mathematics

Engineering Materials Science

Engineering Mechanics

Applied Mechanics

Overall workload
Clock icon
281 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
919 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework.*

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Geotechnical Engineering Application & Theory

Fluid Mechanics I

Structural Design

Civil Engineering Management B

Engineering Materials Chemistry

Structural Analysis Techniques

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
Clock icon
294 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
906 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework*, with some examinations

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Numerical Management Techniques

Fluid Mechanics II

Structural Engineering Techniques

Infrastructure Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Design & theory

Independent Project

Overall workload
Clock icon
260 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
940 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year four is assessed predominantly by coursework*, with some examinations

*Elements of coursework will require practical laboratory work, use of specialist IT software and use of industry standard equipment

Core Modules
Integrated Project

Geotechnical Analysis & Design

Structural Engineering with Design

Research Paper

Option modules may include:
Transportation Studies

Humanitarian Engineering

Water Engineering

Project Management

Tom Craven
Tom Craven
Course Director
Tom has several years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, working in infrastructure for a leading design consultancy and now specialises as a civil engineering management lecturer for our University.
Our courses create professionals who have built a broad-based knowledge of core civil engineering topics, learning from specialist lecturers who have worked in their respective fields. Becoming a civil engineer right now represents a fantastic opportunity to become involved in several upcoming high-profile infrastructure projects proposed in the UK, as well as opportunities to work on a multitude of prestigious projects worldwide.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Sandwich Year

Facilities

  • Northern Terrace building materials laboratory
    Northern Terrace building materials laboratory

    Based at Northern Terrace at our City Campus, our building materials laboratory offers full-scale structural element testing with up to 250 tonnes loading capacity, hydraulics testing with open-flow apparatus and a pump rig, and concrete beam production with mixing, casting and material strength and consistency testing.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

  • 1
    EXPLORE
    Explore your full range of options on our Online Prospectus at courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
    Call us on +44(0)113 812 3113 or email admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any questions. International students can phone +44(0)113 812 1111 or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
  • 2
    POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
    Visit us for a Postgraduate and Research Open Day to speak to teaching staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about your chosen course. Alternatively, watch our online open day or register for a Virtual Q&A and ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
  • 3
    APPLY

    Apply directly to us via our online application site *.

    * Exceptions to this are:

    • Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
    • PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
    • Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Art Psychotherapy
    • PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
  • 4
    YOUR OFFER
    Receive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
  • 5
    SEND US YOUR RESULTS
    If we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
  • 6
    ACCOMMODATION
    Apply for our university accommodation if you need it.
  • 7
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
  • 8
    FEES & FUNDING
    Discover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
  • 9
    ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
    Receive your online registration and enrolment information.
  • 10
    WELCOME WEEK
    Attend Welcome Week and begin your course.
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