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 Bachelor of Civil Engineering  and Management

Civil Engineers play a pivotal role in shaping our future and are fundamental to all aspects of the built environment from the design and construction of iconic structures to the provision of underground services.  

At UNC, our staff and students are working on a diverse range of projects. In fluid mechanics, we investigate topics ranging from the aerodynamics of cyclists/trains, to the flooding of rivers; current geotechnical engineering projects range from developing 'intelligent' tunnels to cleaning up contaminated land; and in structural engineering our students are designing a variety of structures to withstand extreme winds as well as investigating and implementing the sustainable construction technologies of tomorrow.  

We have a strong design theme running through all of our degree courses which not only enables your creative abilities to grow but is highly prized by employers. Our unique facilities and excellent staff combine to ensure that you will be excellently placed to fulfil your ambitions.

Details       

This is a three-year accredited course.

If you have a good grasp of maths and design and love to solve problems creatively, then this civil engineering degree will be an excellent choice for you. During this degree, you will be actively involved in developing the specific design and professional skills required by civil engineers and will tackle numerous design problems to develop your analytical, technical and decision-making abilities. You will study all the major areas of civil engineering, such as structural design and applications, fluid mechanics and water engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction project management. Mathematics is embedded into all our engineering subjects which enables the relevance of sometimes obscure mathematical concepts to be appreciated.

This degree is ideally suited to international or UK students who want to complete their studies in 3 years. It is a flexible option that offers a quicker route to industry than a 4 year MEng and can be topped up with a 1 year postgraduate masters at a later date, to qualify as a Chartered Engineer.

First year

We believe in developing the engineer in you, right from the first year. Our courses are designed to give you as many opportunities as possible to tackle problems. These take the form of design projects, which thread through our degree programmes. The design problems increase in complexity from the first year,where you will learn the importance of good conceptual design, until the third year, which sees you spending about half your time working on a real engineering problem provided by our industrial advisers.

At UNC, we develop your creativity and technical expertise from the first year and our courses are designed to apply the taught materials in design exercises. The teaching involves design projects, which thread through our degree programmes, increasing in complexity as the course continues.

Second year

You will extend your technical understanding in the core subjects and learn how to apply your knowledge and creativity to solving engineering problems with a focus on designing real structures using concrete, steel and modern materials.

Third year

In your third year the theme of solving real-world problems continues and you will work with students from other engineering disciplines to form mutli-disciplinary teams to tackle challenging cross-industry projects. 

Why study this course

Your UNC degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding environment. Employers target Newcastle students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

In the School of Civil Engineering, we are dedicated to our specialist areas of engineering. When we are not teaching you, we will be found working with industry, either as advisers or research partners. We are fortunate to have links with more than 50 engineering companies and senior academics in the School advise governments on issues such as the sustainability of the Olympic Park, flooding of river basins and road management in developing countries. Our research informs our teaching, so you will be exposed to the latest developments in the industry and get to learn about current engineering projects from practicing engineers.

We involve industrial partners in developing and delivering our programmes and our partnership with the civil engineering industry will help you to become the self-motivated, employable engineer that the industry look for.

As an independent guarantee of quality, all our BEng, MEng and MSc degree programmes are accredited by the Distance Education Training Council of Civil and Structural Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and are compatible with the latest guidelines for professional engineering registration

Modules

Stage I - BEng/MEng

Title

Credits

Semester

Properties and Applications of Materials

10

1

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Systems

10

2

Modelling Concepts and Tools

20

1 & 2

Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

20

1 & 2

Statics and Mechanics

20

1 & 2

Construction Design and Professional Skills A&B

10 + 10

1 & 2

Other Engineering Modules or Modules Outside Main Discipline

20

1 & 2

Stage II - BEng/MEng

Title

Credits

Semester

Structural Engineering

20

1 & 2

Floods and River Systems

20

1 & 2

Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

20

1 & 2

Construction Practice and Management

20

1 & 2

Engineering Design

20

1 & 2

Other Engineering Modules or Modules Outside Main Discipline

20

1 & 2

Stage III - BEng Civil Engineering

Title

Credits

Semester

Project management.

40

1 & 2 

Managing creativity and innovation 

10

1 & 2

Marketing management 

10

1

Contemporary issues in human resource management 

10

2

Operations management 

10

1

Geotechnical Engineering Applications

10

2

Foundation Engineering

10

1

And 20 credits (10 in semester 1 and 10 in semester 2) from:

Advanced Conventional Energy

10

2

Energy Economics

10

1

Environmental Risk Assessment

10

2

Geotechnical Engineering Applications

10

2

LH Industrial Project 1

20

1

Other Engineering Modules or Modules Outside Main Discipline

20

1 & 2

Please note:
Optional modules include languages and modules from other Engineering disciplines, subject to timetabling constraints.

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: AAA
  • Required subjects and grades: A level Mathematics

General Studies: not accepted. Critical Thinking: not accepted. However, a good performance in one of these may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer

 

Additional information:

Other qualifications are considered – learn more about entry requirements  

International students:

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 35–36 points, including Mathematics and a Science at Higher level

Standard English language requirements apply 

 

 

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