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Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng, BEng



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.

International Year Abroad
Choosing the international option on this course would see you spending the third year of your MEng at a university abroad, to give you a different cultural perspective on your studies.

All degree courses within the School share a common first year of six compulsory modules. These expose you to the diversity within civil engineering and provide a firm basis on which to specialise in later years. A key benefit of having a common first year is that you can easily switch between these courses.

UCAS code: H291 (MEng, BEng) or H296 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a chartered engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3, 4 or 5 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees (per year): UK/EU: £9,000; International: £19,000
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.

MEng Accredited CEng (Full):
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See for further information.

BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial)
This degree is accredited as:
1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A
programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

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

This course is also accredited by EUR-ACE, the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level.


Course Content

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Our courses have a modular structure where you will be required to study 120 credits per year.

Year 3

Compulsory modules Optional modules International option
Water Engineering Building Physics Year abroad for students undertaking the international option.
Foundation Engineering Architectural History and Theory
Structural Design Transport Engineering
Individual Research Project Engineering Mathematics
Integrated Design Project Introduction to Railway Engineering
Environmental Health Engineering in Developing Countries Construction Site Fieldcourse
Wastewater Engineering Structural and Stress Analysis
Engineering Geology
  Elective modules from accross the university

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 Civil Engineer, Atkins
• Graduate Engineer – Flood Risk and Water Management, Capita Symonds
• Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates
• Graduate Civil Engineer, Jacobs
• Civil Engineer, Lang O'Rourke
• Civil Engineering, Mott Macdonald
• 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.

Entry requirements for the Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

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

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*D*D* with Distinction in all Mathematics modules plus interview and/or diagnostic maths test.

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.