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School of Civil Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering MEng, BEng



Our civil and structural engineering degree course lets you sample the whole breadth of civil engineering, with opportunities to specialise as you progress through your degree.

The course includes all the major subjects that you as a civil engineer must master (eg structures, fluids, geotechnics, materials, communications, environmental impact, surveying and mathematics), linked together by our focus on how these combine during the design of the infrastructure and buildings that underpin modern civilisation.

The flexibility between and within our courses is such that you can tailor them to reflect your personal interests and career plans. We offer you the opportunity to add individuality to your CV by spending time studying abroad or gaining valuable industrial experience through a placement, contributing significantly to your employability when you graduate.

International Year Abroad
If you choose the European option of this course you will spend the third year of your MEng at an approved university in the EU (outside the UK) being taught in the local language. Choosing the international option would involve you spending the third year of your MEng on an international year abroad at an English language university overseas, for example in Hong Kong, Australia or North America, to experience engineering culture in other countries.

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.

Applications from BTEC applicants are closed for 2016 entry. Applications for 2017 entry will open in September.
UCAS code:
H200 (MEng, BEng) or H205 (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 European or International option.
Foundation Engineering Fundamentals Architectural History and Theory
Structural Design Transport Engineering
Design or Investigative Project Engineering Mathematics
Integrated Design Project Introduction to Railway Engineering
Structural Analysis Environmental Health Engineering in Developing Countries
  Construction Site Fieldcourse
  Management of Time, Cost and Quality in Projects
Elective modules from across the university



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 as graduate engineers and civil engineers, graduate structural engineers and project coordinators with organisations such as Arup, Babtie Group, Crossrail, AMEC Group Ltd, BT, Shell, Laing O’Rourke, White Young and Green, and many others.

Recent graduates positions include:

• Civil and Structural Project Engineer, ABS Consulting Ltd
• Graduate Engineer, AECOM
• Track Rail Construction Engineer, Alstom Transport
• Graduate Structural Engineer, AMEC
• Site Engineer, Al Manhal International Group
• Graduate Structural Engineer, Arup
• Graduate Engineer, BAE Systems
• Pipeline Engineer, BP
• Graduate Bridge Engineer, Buro Happold
• Flood Risk & Water Manager, Capita Symonds
• Graduate Nuclear Civil Engineer, CH2M Hill
• Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Hyder
• Graduate Rail Engineer, Jacobs
• Highways Engineer, Jacobs
• Structural Engineer, KBR
• Design Engineer, Kier
• Graduate Structural Engineer, Mott Macdonald
• Project Manager, MITIE
• Hydraulic Modeller, Mouchel
• Graduate Civil Engineer, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
• Graduate Structural Engineer, Petrofac
• Graduate Civil Structural Engineer, Shell
• Site Engineer, Teong Jin Building Contractor Sdn Bhd
• Field Performance Manager, Thames Water
• Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport for London

With the help of our Employability team, we’ll 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.