Civil & Construction Engineering
In Newport and Bridgend
To provide the most appropriate preparation for the incorporated engineer and gives a high level of technical design proficiency and a sound knowledge of construction practice, as well as an excellent knowledge and practical understanding of the civil and construction engineering field.
To take into account
Minimum 240 UCAS points to include at least 160 points from 2 A levels or equivalent, which must include 1 numerical or science based subject; GCSE Maths and Science grade C or above*.
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BSc (Hons) Civil & Construction Engineering
What Makes This Course So Special?
Civil Engineering offers what not many vocations do – and that’s the opportunity to influence the world in which we live. Transport systems, public health, structures such as bridges and roads, sports stadiums, and schools – all of these are part of our daily lives and all of these depend on engineers. Moreover, the sheer variety of work available within the field is immense – you could be sat at a desk, or you could be on site – and you can see a project through from concept to finish. There are also opportunities to work in the developing world, for example re-construction works, and plenty of work overseas, too.
This course is designed to give you the flexibility you need, to fit around your work, or other commitments, taking into account your prior achievements such as the HND and meaning you are fast-tracked onto completion of your degree with us.
Civil Engineering is an important and critical part of the world in which we live, and has a multi-level career structure comprising of chartered engineers, incorporated engineers and engineering technicians, so there’s plenty of room for career progression.
It delivers the professional and vocational skills required by employers, can lead to the professional status of Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers and the Institution of Highways and Transportation.
What you study
There are many elements that can make up a Civil Engineers role, including environmental considerations, design, build, maintenance, and management. Our course is designed to cover all the necessary aspects to ensure that you are well equipped for the industry.
You will study a series of modules throughout the course focusing on a range of areas that support civil and construction engineering, including:
- Environmental Studies
- Health & Safety
- Quality Assurance
- Management Techniques
In addition, you will study the technical and design fundamentals generic to civil and construction engineering, including:
- Highway Design
- Structural Analysis and Design
- Traffic Engineering
- Geology and Soil Mechanics
As a Civil or Structural Engineer, your work will impact on many areas involving a range of projects including roads, bridges, dams, supply infrastructure and flood and coastal protection.
The wide range of modules on this course prepares you for entry within a variety of roles across the civil engineering industry. Many graduates also opt to study at postgraduate and professional levels at Newport, such as our MSc Civil Engineering.
There is no formal interview and offers will be made based upon your UCAS application. If you are offered a place, you will be invited to attend a course specific event which will allow you to visit the campus and meet key staff.
Assessment is based on a mixture of coursework and examinations. Individual and group assignments will be used to monitor your ability to apply theoretical knowledge within practical solutions. You will also have the opportunity to develop your experience of industry practices by undergoing site visits to employers.