Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons)

With challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity, engineers have an important part to play in designing, planning and future-proofing our built environment.

Course details

By studying BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at ARU, you’ll focus on the design and analysis of infrastructure.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

From day one of this civil engineering degree, you will be working on real built environment projects. Our course is project-based, meaning you’ll be getting hands-on experience – and learning to think and work like an engineer.


Entry requirements

88 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs including English Language and Science grade C, or grade 4 or above, and Maths grade B or grade 6 or above.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Civil engineers tend to specialise in two areas – design and production. The chances are that as a BEng (Hons) student your interests will lie in design, but our course will prepare you for both.

Design civil engineers work mainly in offices, looking at the need for projects and how a particular project can be achieved.

Production civil engineers work and plan on-site, check the quality of work, and oversee schedules and budgets.


With an eye on your future, we’ll look at the jobs available in engineering, design and construction, and consider how engineers can work safely, ethically, and sustainably.

Modules are subject to change and availability.

  • Civil Engineering Project 1
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Applied Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Engineering and Analysis Essentials
  • Civil Engineering Analysis Project
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Hydraulics and Geotechnics
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Skills
  • Structural Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Materials and Manufacture
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
  • Engineering Structures