MEng (Hons) / 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

September 2023


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


Civil Engineering Mathematics


Mechanics of Materials


Professional Skills and Management

Year 1: Semester 2


Fundamentals of Geotechnics


Principles of Design


Site Surveying

Year 2: Semester 1




Geotechnical Analysis


Structural Analysis I

Year 2: Semester 2


Civil Engineering Analysis


Structural Design


Quantity Surveying and Practice

Year 3: Semester 1


Civil Engineering Dissertation


International Geotechnical Design


Structural Engineering Analysis

Year 3: Semester 2


Civil Engineering Dissertation


Sustainable Water Resources


Infrastructure Design Project

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

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT or equivalent AND
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka with 1C & 2S or above for Combined Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT)
• Advanced Level (A/L) London with 1C & 2D or above along with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT)
• City & Guilds Technician Diploma in the relevant field OR
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka /London with three passes along with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT) + pass at Entry Test conducted by CINEC OR
• GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT + Technology Foundation Programme (Engineering), University of Wolverhampton or equivalent
Level 5 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT  or equivalent AND
• Any appropriate HNC/ Diploma or equivalent qualification OR
• City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma in relevant field
Level 6 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT  and Science or equivalent AND
• Pearson HND in relevant field OR
• HNDE in relevant field from SLIATE OR
• NDT in relevant field from Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa OR
• NDES in relevant field from the Institute of Engineering Technology
Level 7 Entry:
BEng Entry requirements and English Language requirements AND
• Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

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.