What will I learn?

Want to study civil engineering at Newcastle but don't meet the entry requirements? Take a foundation year to develop the knowledge you need to progress to one of our three or four-year Civil Engineering degrees.

Course overview

Our civil engineering degrees focus on developing your knowledge and practical skills on topics across the discipline, so you graduate as a well-rounded civil engineer, and well-equipped for your future career.

This foundation year will help you build the base knowledge you need to progress to any of our civil engineering degrees.

This is a full-time programme of study covering core civil engineering topics, including:

  • foundation mathematics
  • applied mechanics
  • material science

Teaching methods

You'll learn through:

  • lectures
  • practical work
  • site visits
  • individual study
  • group work
  • tutorials
  • lab work


Successful completion of the Foundation Year leads to guaranteed progression to Stage 1 of one of the following degrees:

  • Civil Engineering BEng Honours (H200)
  • Civil Engineering MEng Honours (H290)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering BEng Honours (H210)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering MEng Honours (H242)

Your future

Our civil engineering graduates are highly sought after by leading employers from around the world. 92% of our graduates from our MEng degree went into employment or further study within six months, with 92% of those in employment in professional or managerial jobs*.

Recent graduates have secured roles such as:

  • graduate structural engineer
  • chartered engineer
  • graduate engineer

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering (Civil)

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,200.00 (US$ 34,155) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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