From building bridges to maintaining transport networks, civil engineers are behind some of the most significant advancements in the way we interact and function as a society.
Engineering in its many forms already makes a significant contribution to the UK's GDP (gross domestic product). With ambitious construction and infrastructure projects in the pipeline and a chronic housing shortage, this is only set to grow.
However an unprecedented skills shortage in the sector means that the demand for accomplished civil engineers has reached critical levels.
This course is ideal for graduates of an engineering discipline who want to develop their existing knowledge across a range of specialist subject areas.
Your experience and expertise will be in high demand. And if you choose to professionally register as a chartered engineer on graduation, you'll boost your career prospects and earning potential as well as your status within the industry.
Why study this Civil Engineering course?
You'll develop and apply the analytical, decision-making and critical thinking skills needed to excel in the field, and enhance your knowledge in vital areas including mechanics, geotechnics and bridge engineering.
You'll explore issues of global importance in civil engineering and management, and investigate trends in the engineering and construction sectors.
Our expert teaching staff are active in research or consultancy, so your learning is informed by the latest thinking.
You'll benefit from our links with major industry employers, including Arup, the Environment Agency, Highways England, Wessex Water and Bristol Waste.
You'll learn to use industry-standard software, and develop hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. And listen to presentations by visiting engineering professionals to learn about the industry and career opportunities.
Careers / Further study
This course enables you to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. A highly-regarded qualification, it demonstrates to peers and employers that you have proved your competence and commitment through several years' study and practice.
The demand for graduates with this qualification gives you a competitive place in the jobs market, as well as diverse career prospects.
From managing building projects as a construction engineer, to planning mass transit systems as a transport engineer, you'll find a range of career options are available to you both in the UK and overseas.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.
A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
UWE Bristol offers a range of scholarships for international postgraduate students.
Please note: In order to apply for any UWE Bristol scholarships, you must have received an offer to study at UWE Bristol. Remember to apply for the course early to ensure your scholarship application can be considered.
Non-programme specific scholarships
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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