Civil Engineering: University of the West of England

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Civil Engineering: University of the West of England, School of the Built and Natural Environment, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, BS16 1QY, Bristol, United Kingdom
Civil Engineering
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BSc (Hons): 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich, 5 years part-time day release. FdSc: 3 years part-time
+44 (0)117 3283000
+44 (0)117 3283002



Civil Engineers provide the infrastructure that they all rely on in their modern society. As professionals within the construction industry they design, build and maintain roads, bridges, water supply, coastal defences and buildings. This puts Civil Engineers in a prime position to protect and enhance their environment through appropriate and sustainable use of resources.

The courses are structured to provide a balance between theory, practice and design. Projects at each level allow you the opportunity to develop your understanding of professional practice whilst drawing together learning from the individual modules and your own experience. To reflect the differing needs of the students, the full-time course includes inter-professional work in each year, whilst the part-time course builds on work-based projects through experiential learning modules.

Entry requirements

Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; achievement of level 2 credit in English Language. Please contact us to discuss Maths requirements.


Students joining this course need to have studied Maths. The level of Maths required varies according to whether you are joining the BSc (Hons) or FdSc course:

  • BSc (Honours): Maths A level or Maths AS level (Grade B and above).
  • FdSc (PT only): Maths GCSE grade B (if no BTEC Level 3 Maths) or Maths AS (grade E and above)or an EDEXCEL Higher Diploma in Engineering (Level 2). For BTEC students they will accept a Pass in either Maths for Technology or Maths for Construction and Built Environment.
  • Advanced entry: If you have a Higher National Certificate / Diploma or a Foundation Degree in a closely related subject, you may be able to join the course in the second or third year or be credited with certain modules, which will shorten the course for you.

English Language requirements:

All students will have a recognised English Language qualification of at least GCSE* grade C or an equivalent such as the British Council's International English Language Test (IELTS) grade 6.0.

Admissions and International Recruitment

Admissions and International Recruitment deals with enquiries and applications for all full-time undergraduate programmes. Contact by

  • telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333
  • fax: +44 (0)117 32 82810
  • e-mail:
  • letter: Admissions and International Recruitment, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK

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