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Civil Engineering (MEng) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, A*AA, IB 38

Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE, IHE and CIHT)

Develop expertise in the fundamental principles of analysis, design, sustainability and safety, to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

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

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.

This four year MEng degree enables you to explore specialist areas of Civil Engineering through core and optional module choices and a group project.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of different 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, students continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after which they can specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway.

We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small-group teaching in laboratories. You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

To help you make the transition from school to university, in your first year you will meet your personal tutor each week in a group usually of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Your tutor is there to support you throughout your university life and will especially help you to reflect upon your continuing development.

Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from year one.

Contact hours

Timetables will vary from week to week. In the first two terms of first and second year, students typically receive around 13 contact hours (of lectures, seminars and tutorials) per week in addition to between 2 and 12 hours of laboratory sessions.

Years three and four will be more project heavy, and contact hours will come down.

Class size

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.

Assessment is through examinations (70%) and coursework (30%). Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations.

1st year: 0%, 2nd year: 20%, 3rd year 40%; 4th year 40%

MEng students may choose to spend their third year at a partner university abroad.

Our Placements and Internships Officer supports students to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

MEng students also have the option of taking their third year at a partner university abroad.

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nathan"Every year, the Engineering Society organises two conferences, one for Energy and one for Technology. The Energy theme this year was the Energy Trilemma – balancing the competing demands of energy security, energy affordability and energy sustainability... we have speakers, breakout sessions, food, and a drinks reception."

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A level A*AA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 to include 6,6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher Level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact prior to applying.

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and in appropriate subjects considered, if offered with A level Mathematics at grade A for MEng or grade B for BEng/BSc. Distinctions are required in Access and BTEC qualifications.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics

  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits

  • Engineering Design

  • Engineering Mathematics

  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management

  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice

  • Materials for Engineering

  • Statics and Structures

  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing

Year 2
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Civil Engineering Design 1
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
Year 3
  • Civil Engineering Design 2
  • Concrete Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Steel Structures
  • Water Engineering for Civil Engineers
  • Individual Project
Year 4
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management and Temporary Works
  • Global Water and Sanitation Technologies
  • Group Project
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Structural Dynamics and Vibrations; Design for Sustainability; Renewable Energy; Technology in International Development; Systems Engineering Principles; Modern Foreign Language module.

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.


"Engineering opened up career options."

"It’s important your university appeals to you for its character, campus, courses, sporting opportunities, reputation and location. Warwick is great for all of these things, making it both inspiring and practical. The combination of these two characteristics helped me stand out as a graduate.

Upon graduating, I found engineering allowed me to turn my hand to any new piece of software or subject area, and quickly teach myself how to use or apply it to solve a problem.

Engineering also opened up career options. In my case, it contributed to my ability to start my business, a technology company focusing on lost property."

Sam Nash

Head of Product and Operations / Co-Founder of NotLost - Graduated 2016


"Warwick’s name has opened doors during my career."

"I wanted a campus university as knew it would provide a real sense of community. Warwick was an easy choice for me as it is an excellent university and hugely reputable.

I thoroughly enjoyed my course and was part of a great group of engineering students that all got on really well. The engineering tutors were remarkably clever, something I only truly realise now that I’m working in a consultancy company.

My degree was vocational so I was fortunate to have a placement arranged as part of my course, ensuring I was thinking about my future career from the start."

Stuart Pledge

Managing Director - Graduated 1993

A level A*AA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 to include 6,6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher Level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact prior to applying.


Master of Engineering (MEng)

4 years full time

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Additional costs

The School provides computer laboratories loaded with specialist software. These are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you. Students are therefore not required to purchase a computer. However those who choose to buy a computer may wish to bear in mind that a Microsoft Windows Operating System is recommended for full access to engineering software.

In order to progress onto the fourth year of the School of Engineering’s MEng courses, students are required to successfully complete the Professional Development Requirement (PDR). This involves accruing points by taking parts in course related activities such as industrial visits, conferences and placements. Although there are different ways in which students can achieve PDR points, a number of these require students to become a member of the Engineering Society. To become a member of the Engineering Society, students must first join the Student Union’s Societies Federation, which for the 2017-18 academic year cost £19.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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