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Civil Engineering

H200 BEng Civil Engineering
H202 MEng Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering is the practice of improving and maintaining the built and natural environment. This degree will allow you to develop expertise in the fundamental principles of analysis, design, sustainability and safety, to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

Visits to construction sites and lectures from experts in industry provide insights into the latest practices. Individual and group projects tackle industrial challenges such as the design, building and testing of structures, development of a robotic construction scheme, helping Severn Trent improve reservoir design or providing engineered solutions for the urban development of poor communities. You will also enjoy fieldwork, which has previously included geotechnical engineering work.

Teaching and learning at Warwick takes place in an open and engaging research-led envirvonment with top-class research facilities. You will have the opportunity to conduct research projects in different labs or take courses related to current research in a range of civil engineering fields.

What you'll study

For the first year all students follow the same programme. The course is designed to give you a wide overview of engineering, much favoured by industry. In the second year, students will continue to study the same core modules until the end of term one, after which you are able to specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway. At the end of year two you can choose between progressing onto the MEng route (providing you make the academic requirements) or continuing on the BEng. If you have enrolled on the MEng course you can choose to move to the BEng route at this stage.

Year 1

There are nine core modules in the first year with the option to study a language on top.

Core modules Optional extra module
Dynamics and Thermodynamics A Modern Foreign Language
Electrical and Electronic Circuits  
Engineering Design  
Engineering Mathematics  
Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing  
Introduction to Engineering Business Management  
Materials for Engineering  
Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and
Statics and Structures  


Year 2

Core modules Optional modules
Civil Engineering Design 1

Computer Architecture and Systems

Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis

Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation

Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Systems Engineering Principles

Electromechanical System Design

Technology in International Development

Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
Forensic Engineering A Modern Foreign Language
Technical Operations Management Starting a Business

For Intercalated Year degree only

Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:

Optional Core (choose one)
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year

Year 3

The third year consists of all core modules.

Core modules

Civil Engineering Design 2

Concrete Structures
Geotechnical Engineering
Steel Structures
Water Engineering for Civil Engineers
Design Project with Construction Management (BEng only)
Individual Project (MEng only)

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules Optional modules

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Design for Sustainability

Advanced Structural Engineering

Renewable Energy

Construction Management and Temporary Works

Structural Dynamics and Vibrations

Global Water and Sanitation Technologies

Quality Systems

Group Project


Intercalated Year Options

Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students. Options to take an intercalated year in industry, research or study abroad are reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree duration. MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad.


We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time to suit you.


Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentations, written reports and posters.

Career opportunities

Our graduates work as professional and highly proficient engineers in a range of exciting and rewarding careers. Career destinations for civil engineers may include working for consultants and contractors across the specialisms of structures, geotechnics, tunnelling and underground space, water engineering, transportation and energy. Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

Why Warwick?

  • Flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you specialise
  • Options to take a year in industry, research or study abroad

  • Top 10 in all major league tables

  • World-leading research

Entry requirements

BEng Civil Engineering 2018
MEng Civil Engineering 2018

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