BEng (Hons) Civil and Construction Engineering

The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (International) programme is intended as your first step towards becoming a Civil Engineering practitioner, not only in the local, but also in the global community.
Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as transport projects, bridges, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours and sea defenses.
Graduates from the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (International) programme are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering challenges by using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills as well as digital literacy.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

October and February

Duration

3 years BEng (Hons) Full-time / * Top-up degree is also available for employed students on part-time basis.

Course Modules

Year 1: Semester 1

4CV006

Civil Engineering Mathematics

4CV002

Mechanics of Materials

4CV005

Professional Skills and Management

Year 1: Semester 2

4CV001

Fundamentals of Geotechnics

4CV003

Principles of Design

4CV009

Site Surveying

Year 2: Semester 1

5CV005

Hydraulics

5CV010

Geotechnical Analysis

5CV002

Structural Analysis I

Year 2: Semester 2

5CV004

Civil Engineering Analysis

5CV007

Structural Design

5CV019

Quantity Surveying and Practice

Year 3: Semester 1

6CV002

Civil Engineering Dissertation

6ET014

International Geotechnical Design

6CV016

Structural Engineering Analysis

Year 3: Semester 2

6CV002

Civil Engineering Dissertation

6CV017

Sustainable Water Resources

6CV015

Infrastructure Design Project

*Industrial training is provided at the end of the second year of the programme

Entry Requirements

Any of the below

  • GCE (A/L) Sri Lanka - minimum grades of 1C & 2S for any three of following subjects: Combined Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Science for Technology and Information Communication Technology (Those who have not passed Combined Mathematics need to follow the Foundation Mathematics module concurrently with First year modules)
  • GCE (A/L) London - 1C & 2D with Mathematics and Physics or a minimum of 200 UCAS points
  • City & Guilds Technician Diploma
  • Three passes at the GCE (A/L) (Sri Lanka / London) with Mathematics and Physics and pass the Entry Test conducted by CINEC
  • GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka / London with 5 credit passes including Mathematics, Science and English + UoW Technology Foundation Programme
  • City & Guilds Technician Certificate + UoW Technology Foundation Programme

and

  • Pass the GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka / London with 5 credit passes including Mathematics, Science and English or
  • Minimum grade C for General English paper at the GCE (A/L) Sri Lanka Examination would be considered equivalent for the credit pass in the English at the GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka.

* Lateral Entry to level-5 or level-6 is possible with appropriate qualifications

Job Opportunities

There is a wealth of career options for graduates in Civil Engineering. As might be expected, most Civil Engineering graduates enter roles that relate to their discipline. In such roles, they may be undertaking design, management, planning and/or building work - or they may be involved in research or teaching/lecturing. You'll find Civil Engineers at work in areas that include construction; urban and community planning; water resources; transportation; environmental engineering; irrigation; geotechnical fields; surveying and mapping.
Just as there are many distinct roles within Civil Engineering, as there are many different types of employers. Most new Civil Engineering graduates find work with Contractors, Clients or Consultants. For some, however, their career path lies within Construction Industries (Building, Road, Highway, Bridge, Dam, and Tunnel), Design firms, Environmental Authorities, Research Institutes etc. Others eventually become self-employed whilst a number choose to pursue a research career within business, government agencies or universities. Those who enter universities as academic staff will usually be involved in teaching as well as research.