Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK

Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK

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Shanti RanaSun Jan 09 2022

A Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK is a 3-4 year undergraduate engineering course work. At the foundation, this course teaches students about the following essential concepts of civil engineering. 

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Soil mechanics
  • Digital environment building
  • Engineering geology
  • Civil and architectural engineering
  • Minerals and statics
  • Geomechanics
  • Structural mechanics

The UK houses many top universities for this course like the University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh and so on. There are also many cheap universities for civil engineering in UK like the University of West London and the University of East London. 

Overall, the tuition fees for a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in the UK ranges from GBP 13,000 to 26,000 per year for international students. For domestic students, the tuition fee is GBP 9,250 per year in most universities. 

Depending upon the type of your specialization, there are many career roles for you after graduation such as civil engineer, construction engineer, environmental engineer and so on. 

Why study this course in the UK?

  • Many universities in the UK offer undergraduate civil engineering courses. 5 of them fall under the top 50 universities for civil engineering in the world.
  • Many specializations are available. 
  • You can apply for this course in some universities even if you have a low IELTS Score like 5.5- 6.0. 
  • Low tuition fees
  • The learning approach comprises of the following thus preparing competent graduates.
    • writing reports and essays
    • attending lectures and seminars
    • computer and simulation work
    • placements and industry experience
    • project, presentation, and group work

Top Universities for Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK

According to QS World University Ranking by Subject, these are the leading universities in the UK for civil and structural engineering.

QS Global Ranking 2021

University

5

University of Cambridge

6

Imperial College of London

=16

University of Oxford

=44

The University of Leeds

48

University of Manchester

51-100

Cardiff University

51-100

University of Nottingham

51-100

University of Sheffield

51-100

UCL

51-100

University of Bristol

Tuition Fees for Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK for international students

University

Annual tuition fees (GBP)

University of West London

13,250

University of East London

13,500

University of Manchester

25,000

University of Birmingham

25,860

City University of London

19,770

University of Greenwich

15,100

University of Bradford

21,124

University of Hertfordshire

14,000

Kingston University London

15,400 for the first year, 15,800 for the second year and 16,200 for the third year

University of Plymouth

14,600

University of Surrey

22,100 (Additional 1,850 for professional training year)

Brunel University London

20,450

New Castle University

25,200

University of Exeter

25,000

Undergraduate Programs in Civil Engineering in UK

University

Undergraduate civil engineering courses

Coventry University

Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering BSc (Hons)

Construction Management BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc (Hons)

University of Manchester

BEng Civil Engineering

University of Leeds

Civil Engineering with Project Management BEng

Civil Engineering BEng

Civil and Structural Engineering BEng

Civil Engineering with Transport BEng

Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng

University of Birmingham

Civil Engineering BEng

Civil and Railway Engineering BEng

University of West London

BEng (Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

University College London

Engineering (Civil) BEng

University of Edinburgh

BEng Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

BEng Structural Engineering and Architecture

Kingston University London

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of East London

BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Teesside University

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Industry

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Civil Engineering in UK Admission Requirements

Document Checklist 

These are the documents you will require to apply for a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in the UK. 

  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheet, character certificate, and provisional certificates. 
  • Valid English test scores
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Application Fees
  • Passport
  • Proof of Scholarships
  • Reference Letters is asked

University Specific Requirements

University of West London

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade B in maths, and physics. Students with BTech extended diplomas in relevant areas can also apply. 

University of East London

  • Course Name: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C in maths. Students with extended diplomas in relevant areas can also apply. 

University of Manchester

  • Course Name: BEng Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grades A, B and B  in maths, Physics and one other subject. Students with extended diplomas in relevant areas can also apply. 

University of Hertfordshire

  • Course Name: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: An overall 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English

University of Bradford

  • Course Name: BEng Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Course Duration: 4 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C in maths, or B Tech Diploma in Construction and Built Environment, mathematics etc. 

Kingston University London

  • Course Name:  Civil and Infrastructure Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 6.0 with atleast 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C in mathematics or an extended diploma in engineering in construction and built environment etc. 

University of Plymouth

  • Course Name: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 3 years + optional placement
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 6.0 with atleast 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C in Science and mathematics. 

University of Central Lancashire

  • Course Name: BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: An overall 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grade C.

University of Surrey

  • Course Name: Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Course Duration: 4 years with professional training
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 6.0 with atleast 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass mathematics with grade B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Further Mathematics, ICT Physics, Computer Science, and Geography.

Brunel University London

  • Course Name:  Civil Engineering BEng 
  • Course Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS Score: A minimum of 5.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels with a minimum of grades A, B and B  in maths, Physics and one other subject. Students with extended diplomas in relevant areas can also apply. 

Scholarships

University

Scholarships

Value

University of Birmingham

Achievement Scholarship

£1,500

Excellence Scholarship

£1,500

Industrial Sponsorship Programme “RESPECT”

The bursary is up to the company but if it is offered, it is usually in the region of £1,000-£1,500 pa

Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship

£1,000

University of Exeter

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

starting from £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

£1,000 for each undergraduate year of study (for a maximum of four years).

Imperial Bursary

Up to £5,000/year,

University of Liverpool

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship 2021

2500 reduction of tuition fee

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

2500

Brunel University

Brunel Graduate Discount

15% of tuition fee

Scope of Civil Engineering in UK after Bachelors

As a Civil Engineering graduate, you can find jobs in the UK under several roles listed in the table below. On average, graduates earn GBP 35,000 per year after completing a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. 

With the gain in experience or after completing a Master degree, the salary can increase to GBP 60,000 and more. 

Job Title

Range

Average

Civil Engineer

£26k - £44k

£32,034

Structural Engineer

£24k - £39k

£30,246

Graduate Civil Engineer

£23k - £30k

£26,465

Senior Civil Engineer

£33k - £52k

£40,208

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

£31k - £76k

£47,370

Project Engineer

£23k - £53k

£33,435

Project Manager, Construction

£30k - £75k

£47,516

Geotechnical Engineer

£21k - £44k

£29,407

Quantity Surveyor

£27k - £53k

£37,347

Design Engineer

£24k - £48k

£33,451

Structural Design Engineer

£26k - £53k (Estimated *)

£36,449

Principal Engineer, Civil

£36k - £51k (Estimated *)

£43,087

Senior Structural Engineer

£36k - £53k (Estimated *)

£41,797

Senior Project Manager, Construction

£56k - £89k (Estimated *)

£71,030

 

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