This MEng programme equips you with the underlying knowledge and skills you need to become a creative Civil and Structural Engineer, capable of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of sustainable structures and transport infrastructure systems.
Civil and Structural Engineering involves the design, construction, and maintenance and repair of infrastructure such as roads and bridges, buildings, and underground transport systems.
You’ll develop a broad knowledge of geotechnical, structural, environmental and management aspects of civil engineering, and gain the computing, mathematical, drawing and communication skills you need as an engineer.
On completion of the programme you’ll be able to enter range of graduate civil engineering roles. Our employability rate is 97% – one of the highest in the UK.
You’ll be joining a dynamic profession with a high demand for skilled graduates, and contribute to the prosperity of our society.
We also offer a 5-year version of the MEng which includes a ‘sandwich’ placement year in industry. The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional engineer.
You may also be interested in our BEng Civil and Structural Engineering programmes. We offer a 3-year version of the BEng and a 4-year version with sandwich year.
This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), and satisfies the educational base to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This course is also recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).
Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.
We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.
To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.
BTEC Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 (2010-2016): Must be an Engineering subject – to include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 28) at minimum Merit OR Construction and the Built Environment – to include Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 19) at minimum Merit.
BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016): Must be an Engineering subject – to include ‘Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems’ (Unit 7) and ‘Further Engineering Mathematics’ (Unit 8) at minimum Merit.
Applicants on Access Programmes
112 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering – must include a minimum of 12 credits in Maths at minimum Merit.
International Baccalaureate requirements
112 UCAS tariff points to include HL Maths at grade 5.
Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.
Plus minimum of
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
CIFS entry requirement
If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to AS Level Grade C.
UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.
CIFS modules to be taken
Students study the four core modules plus:
- Foundation Mathematics 2
And ONE additional module from the following:
- Foundation in Human Biology
- Foundation in Chemistry
- Introduction to the Social Sciences
- Global Business Environment
Progression requirements for degree programme
An overall average of at least 55% and at least 55% in Foundation Mathematics 2.
All module information is subject to change.
Design, Build and Test (ENG4006-B)
Mathematical Methods and Applications (ENM4004-B)
Electronics and Mechanics (ELE4013-B)
Engineering Materials (ENG4007-B)
Computer Aided Engineering (ENB4002-B)
Thermofluids 1 (ENG4008-B)
Further Mathematics and Statistics (ENM5005-B)
Design of Steel and Concrete Structures (CSE5012-B)
Water Engineering (CSE5013-B)
Soil Mechanics (CSE5009-B)
Structural Mechanics and Analysis (CSE5011-B)
Structural Design Project (CSE5014-B)
Advanced Steel and Concrete Design (CSE6011-B)
Feasibility Study (CSE6003-B)
Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Design (CSE6009-B)
Sustainability in the Built Enviornment (CSE6010-B)
Individual Research Project – Civil and Structural Engineering (CSE6012-B)
Transportation Studies (CSE6013-B)
Sustainable Energy (ENG6005-B)
Project Management and Six Sigma (ENB6010-B)
Advanced Final Year Project (CSE7011-D)
Advanced Geotechnics (CSE7009-B)
Construction Management (CSE7008-B)
Water and Waste Water Treatment (CSE7013-B)
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Methods (CSE7012-B)
Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering (CSE7010-B)
Supply Chain Management and Production (ENB7008-B)
Risk Assessment and Management (ENB7007-B)
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
100% of our 2017 graduates in Civil and Structural Engineering found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*
The average starting salary for 2017 Civil and Structural Engineering MEng graduates was £28,256.*
*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Civil Engineers are amongst the most employable and highly paid of all graduates. After six to seven years of experience you can satisfy the requirements of the professional institutions and become a Chartered Engineer, allowing you to move into more specialised areas. Recent graduate destinations include:
- ARUP Consulting Engineers
- Mowlem Civil Engineering
- Nottingham City Council
- W S Atkins Consulting Engineers
Learning and assessment
We deliver our modules using innovative teaching methods that combine theory with practice.
You’ll undertake a range of design exercises where you’ll address real industry problems/scenarios.
These projects enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge, while improving your communication skills.
Teaching methods include formal lectures, case studies, tutorial exercises, practical demonstrations, site visits, directed learning, group and individual work. Modules are assessed through formal written examinations, class tests, analytical and experimental coursework, presentations.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
Our research underpins every level of your programme of study.
You will be taught by academics who are working at the forefront of their engineering discipline.
This enables us explore with you how theoretical principles are being applied to solve real world challenges.
Your individual project gives you access to our research facilities and provides you with an opportunity to become involved in a much larger research project which is being carried out with our industrial partners.