Prepare yourself academically, practically and professionally to work as a civil engineer. Learn from construction and engineering research experts and test your theories in our specialist hydraulics and concrete labs. Our course leads to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators on behalf of The Engineering Council.
Civil engineering means getting out there and making a difference to the world around us. Major projects like roads, buildings, tunnels and flood protection are all designed, constructed and improved by civil engineers.
Here at Anglia Ruskin, you’ll explore the concepts, theories and principles of civil engineering, and its underpinning science and mathematics. But you’ll also develop your practical skills and your competence to work as a professional.
You’ll make full use of our specialist testing and research labs. Learn about structural forms, loading, structural analysis and the behaviour of materials. Apply quantitative methods and relevant computer software.
In preparation for professional practice, you’ll learn to work as part of a design team – and look at issues relating to the law, human resource management, health and safety, ethics and risk. Site visits and guest lecturers will connect you with industry.
We also offer our Constructionarium which is a week-long construction experience should you not have the opportunity in your current role to gain such experience.
Our BSc (Hons) course focuses on the practical skills of engineering principles, standards and codes of practice. Our BEng (Hons) course offers more theory and maths.
Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators acting on behalf of ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHE for the Engineering Council UK, this degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). See the Joint Board of Moderators' website for further information.
Civil engineers tend to specialise in two areas – design and production. This course will prepare you for both:
The average salary for a Civil Engineer in the UK is £30,558 per year* with the ability to earn well over £40,000 per year as an experienced structural engineer. Many graduates also move into Construction Project Management roles where the average salary is £41,343 per year*.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you would like to continue your studies and develop further skills with us, we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Civil Engineering and MSc Construction Project Management.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, we’ll assess you using a mix of assignments, group work, presentations, drawings, lab work and projects.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
The part-time course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
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Additional costs for Constructionarium
You will be asked to make a contribution of £250 towards the cost of food and accommodation. You will also be asked to provide your own safety shoes or boots and warm outdoor clothing. Other personal protective equipment will be provided.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
If you want to transfer from this BSc course onto the BEng pathway, you’ll need to have scored at least 60% at Level 1 on your first attempt. You’ll also need to attend an interview, where we’ll explore your motivation and suitability for the other course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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