Civil Engineering BEng

Our Civil Engineering BEng degree is a highly innovative course that has been developed to equip you with a broad range of knowledge and skills to meet the real world needs of the civil engineering and construction industry.

Course details

During your studies, there is a residential field trip with hands-on experience in surveying and geology using industry standard equipment.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

You will study the traditional elements of civil engineering including design, structures, materials, fluid mechanics, geotechnics and maths. You’ll be introduced to a range of construction topics and then progress to specialist subjects such as structural analysis and computational mechanics.

Access is available to custom-designed technical facilities to work on your laboratory experiments. These include fluids and hydraulics laboratories, and structures, materials and geotechnics labs. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.


Entry requirements

  • GCE A-level ABB including grade B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies,

Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for

Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles modules.

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering

Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.


A civil engineering degree from Brunel will equip you with the knowledge and skills ready for your future career in the civil engineering and construction industry.

Many of our civil engineering graduates begin their careers with contractors and consultants working on large infrastructure projects such as bridges, high-rise buildings, tunnels, flood and coastal defence schemes, transport, highways, water treatment, and modern methods of construction.

Some go on to jobs with multinational and local government agencies or major firms of consulting engineers. Others specialise in construction, sustainability, innovative materials, foundation engineering, tunnelling, geotechnical exploration or highway engineering.

Opting for the year in industry during your civil engineering degree may lead to a job offer from your placement company.

A civil engineer has a rewarding and varied career. A degree in civil engineering will set you up with innovative and transferable knowledge and you will be ready to face the engineering challenges of the modern world.


Course delivery is a combination of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of mainstream civil engineering. You’ll also develop your reflective skills and professional development planning through the ‘Professional Skills’ module and your personal development log. In your final year, you move on to modern topics such as innovative construction materials and you will work on your individual research project.
  • Civil Engineering Principles and Practice
  • BE1603a – Engineering Systems and Energy I
  • BE1603b – Engineering Systems and Energy II
  • BE1604 – Engineering Mechanics – Statics
  • BE1604 – Engineering Mechanics and Materials I
  • BE1601a – Engineering Mathematics and Programming I
  • BE1601b – Engineering Mathematics and Programming II
  • BE1602 – Engineering Practice
  • CE2608 – Construction Material and Sustainability
  • CE_21 – Civil Engineering Toolbox & Surveying
  • CE_26 – Design Project
  • CE_28 – Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • CE_22 – Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE_23 – Soil Mechanics
  • CE2003 – Structural Mechanics
  • CE_25 – Structural Mechanics II
  • CE_34 – Computational Structural Analysis
  • CE_32 – Design of Steel and Timber Structures
  • CE2605 – Geotechnical Engineering
  • CE_35 – Integrated design project
  • CE_33 – Project Planning, Procurement and Risk
  • CE_37 – Resilient Infrastructure and Transport
  • CE_31 – Final Year Individual Project