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Civil and Environmental Engineering (International) MEng, BEng

MEng BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering is concerned with understanding the interactions between buildings and infrastructure, the environment in which they are built and operated, and the health of the people who use them.

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering degree begins with a firm grounding across the breadth of civil engineering. As the course progresses, there is an ever deeper focus on areas of civil engineering that have a major impact on both the human and natural environment. These are areas where the School of Civil Engineering has world-leading expertise and include public health engineering (including water supply, wastewater treatment, waste disposal, recycling, contaminated land and pollution control), energy use in buildings and construction, and transport engineering and planning.

The course was designed to respond to major developments in the profession, such as dealing with contaminated sites, minimising environmental impact and improving the environment, which are of critical importance. It is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which will help you gain chartered engineer status after graduation.

UCAS code: H22H
International year abroad: Yes
Course duration: 4 years
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £18,000
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See for further information.

Institution of Civil Engineers Institution of Structural Engineers Institute of Highway EngineersChartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2015 download the 2015 brochure for a flavour of what you will study. Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year. A standard module is typically worth 10 or 20 credits.

This is an indicative list and actual content can change as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

As with all our programmes, there is strong demand for our graduates. When you graduate, you are very likely to find employment in the core contracting and consulting arms of the UK’s £30bn per annum civil engineering industry. However, the technical, communication and management skills you will develop during your civil engineering and project management studies are also in particular demand, for example in international finance, investment banking and large project management.

Graduates have successfully secured positions such as graduate engineers and civil engineers, graduate structural engineers and project coordinators with organisations such as Atkins, Halcrow, Oscar Faber, AMEC, White Young Green, Balfour Beatty, Earth Tech and Shepherd Construction.

Recent graduates positions include:

• Graduate Engineer – Flood Risk and Water Management, Capita Symonds
• Site Engineer, Carillion
• Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates
• Civil Engineer, Lang O'Rourke
• Water/Hydraulic Modeller, Mouchel
• Graduate Civil Engineer, Pell Frischmann
• Geo-Environmental Consultant, RSK Stats GeoConsult Ltd
• Marine Engineering Officer, Royal Navy
• Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Coffey

With the help of our Employability team, we will make sure you are given every opportunity to secure a position before you graduate.

Entry requirements

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.

2015 entry

A-level: AAA including Mathematics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*D*D with Distinction in all Mathematics modules.

Engineering or Construction Diploma: Grade A plus A-level (A2) Mathematics grade A or higher. AS-level Mathematics considered.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.

English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.

Foundation courses
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

Once you have applied and your application has been reviewed by our admissions tutor, suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day, which we encourage you to attend.

Applicant days are very different from the general university open days you may have attended. They will give you the opportunity to learn more about your course, meet our academic staff and students, tour our undergraduate teaching facilities and the campus.

You will also have an informal interview with one of our academics. This will give you the chance to discuss your application in more detail, check that the course is right for you and your career plans, have your questions answered and find out more about studying at Leeds.

We appreciate that not all applicants are able to attend an interview and in such cases the offer decision will be made based on the information on the UCAS form.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 2262.