What will I learn?

Do you want to create sustainable solutions that make a genuine difference to lives and to our planet? Through this accredited, four year degree, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to play a key role in design, creation and maintenance of the vital infrastructures that support lives in our increasingly populated and changing world. Guided by our experienced academic staff, you will apply mathematics and science to solve real world problems, from flood defences to structural design.* Start your professional career from day one with a course accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation. As a student member, you’ll join a network of over 80,000 members worldwide, as well as having the opportunity to get involved in our active local branches. Our MEng (Hons) degree is accredited by the professional institutions as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). * Immerse yourself in the real world of civil engineering through site visits, field courses and visiting lectures from leading Chartered Civil Engineers working on major projects.* Benefit from our new £19 million Marine Building, which offers you opportunities to learn water engineering and coastal engineering. We offer major options in structural engineering and flood modelling to equip you to specialise in design and flood risk management. * Learn from our teaching staff of professionally qualified experts with relevant experience from the civil engineering industry and researchers with national and international reputations. 100 per cent of our students say our staff are good at explaining things [source: Unistats].* Get ahead in your career by spending an optional placement year working as a paid student engineer, a great opportunity to further your knowledge and make important industry contacts.* Learn a host of design skills from problem solving to sustainable development, as well as developing the critical thinking that plays a key role in the work of a civil engineer, including interpreting and analysing data.* Develop your professional skills including communication, self-management, team working and leadership, all vital in pursuing a rewarding career.* Study core subjects including engineering surveying, geotechnics, hydraulics, management, materials, and structural analysis.* In the 2016 National Student Survey, 95 per cent of students said staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and 100 per cent of students said the course is intellectually stimulating.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 17,026) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 17,026) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need US high school diplomas with a combination of: AP at grade 4 or 5 (usually three subjects relevant to course), SAT circa 1250, ACT circa 26, SAT subjects (three relevant subjects circa 400). Undergraduate programmes: ILETS 6.0 overall with Minimum component scores 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

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About this uni

Two-thirds of the research conducted by the University of Plymouth is ranked as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Short drive to Dartmoor National Park
  • The university has 139,000 alumni across 135 countries
  • Awarded TEF silver for teaching excellence
  • Double winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize