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Civil Engineering

Civil Eng

Civil
Engineering

Develop expertise in fundamental civil engineering principles to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

Civil Engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us, the kind of things we take for granted everyday but would find life hard to live without: roads and railways, schools and hospitals or water and power supplies. Civil engineers design, create, connect and change the world, making our villages, towns and cities work for the people that live there, and working on projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those choosing to specialise in Civil Engineering will 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 insight into the latest civil engineering practices. Regular projects tackle industrial challenges such as the design, building and testing of structures, the development of a robotic construction scheme, designing civil engineering works on a high speed railway or providing engineered solutions for the urban development of poor communities. You will also enjoy fieldwork, which has previously included geotechnical engineering work.

Career destinations for our graduates often include working for consultants and contractors across the specialisms of structures, geotechnics, tunnelling and underground space, water engineering, transportation and energy.

  • BEng Civil Engineering (H200)
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H202)
  • Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those choosing to specialise in Civil Engineering will develop expertise in the fundamental principles of analysis, design, sustainability and safety, to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.

The MEng Accredited CEng (Full) degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

The BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial) degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as:
 1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
 2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Civil Engineering 2021

MEng Civil Engineering 2021

BEng Civil Engineering 2022

MEng Civil Engineering 2022

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University website.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise.

All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise in Civil Engineering, choose another specialism or continue on the General Engineering pathway.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements and regulations are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.


Year 1

In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ES190)
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191)
  • Engineering Design (ES192)
  • Engineering Mathematics (ES193)
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194)
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101)
  • Materials for Engineering (ES195)
  • Statics and Structures (ES196)
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197)
Optional extra modules
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics (ES2C5)
  • Electromechanical System Design (ES2C6)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (ES2C7)
  • Technical Operations Management (ES2D8)
  • Civil Engineering Design 1
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
Examples of optional modules
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Systems and Software Engineering Principles
  • Technology in International Development
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language
  • Starting a Business

Year 3

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) (ES327)

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Global Water and Sanitation Technologies
  • Group Project (ES410)
Examples of optional modules
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Structural Dynamics and Health Monitoring
  • Quality Systems
  • Renewable Energy

The information on this page is applicable for 2021 entry. Please note that the detailed module information available via hyperlink is applicable for the current academic year (2020-21). Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.

Our course and module content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check this website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.

Intercalated degrees

Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng. If you choose to take an intercalated year, this will be reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree programme.

Exchange year abroad

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad, subject to academic requirements and approval of study programme. MEng students who take their third year abroad as an Exchange Year, and do not complete an individual project, will be required to do so as a core module during their MEng (fourth) year at Warwick.

Tuition fees

Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.

Scholarships

The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.

Career destinations for civil engineers often include working for consultants and contractors across the specialisms of structures, geotechnics, tunnelling and underground space, water engineering, transportation and energy. Our graduates work as professional and highly proficient engineers in a range of exciting and rewarding careers.

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 This year my individual project has been based around the performance of timber structures in fire. I'm pleased that I've been able to carry out research related to sustainability and efficiency of design. It has prompted me to consider the wider implications of a civil engineer's work.

 

Ollie, 3rd year Civil Engineering student

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H200 (BEng)
H202 (MEng)

Duration
BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
29 January 2021

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding.

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the University course pages.

Enquiries
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2021 entry.