Imperial College of Science
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)
Imperial College of Science

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 60 graduates of Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) at Imperial College of Science for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Civil Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
91 /100
60 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Civil Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Civil Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £34500 £40500
25-75 percentile range £30500 - £40000 £30500 - £50000 £35000 - £58000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Civil Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28663 £30583 £35060
25-75 percentile range £26283 - £31518 £25509 - £35943 £28785 - £43518

Course Description

Civil engineering is about shaping the built and natural environments in which we live. It is a broad discipline that improves many aspects of our everyday lives, from the provision of safe drinking water to the development of earthquake-resistant structures, while also protecting our natural environment.

Civil engineers will play a crucial role in tackling climate change and leading sustainable development.

Exploring topics such as geotechnics, energy systems and professional engineering practice, this course will provide you with a strong foundation in engineering science and technology. You will then have the option to tailor your studies to suit your interests through a range of specialist modules, or continue with a broad programme.

Throughout this course, you'll integrate theory and practice and apply the knowledge you have gained in class to the real world. You will participate in a number of field trips, including practical land surveying and a geology field course, and Constructionarium, where you'll work in teams to construct scaled-down versions of well-known buildings, bridges, dams and other civil engineering projects.

You will also benefit from our department’s strong industry links and teaching and research facilities, which include a range of testing rigs, extensive computing provision, tension and compression machines, and wave generators and tanks.

At the end of this course, you'll have fully met the educational requirements for professional registration and taken the first step to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

This course is also available with a Year Abroad. This gives you the chance to spend your final year studying at one of our partner universities overseas. Selection takes place in the third year and placements are competitive, so normally only students who are on track to achieve at least a 2:1 will be eligible. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your visa, but our International Student Support office will be available to support and advise you.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited on behalf of the Engineering Council by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), comprising:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Institute of Highway Engineers
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Permanent Way Institution

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) at Imperial College of Science

65% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15%
5% Finance Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

If Mathematics is not taken beyond GCSE, a grade 7, (or A) in GCSE Mathematics, or Core Mathematics grade B is essential

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Cambridge English Advanced

For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

PTE Academic 62

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

Cambridge English Advanced

For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

PTE Academic 62

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands.

Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Civil Engineering, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £40940 year 1
International £40940 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Imperial College of Science in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Imperial College of Science in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #3 
    • #3 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #51 
    Civil Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #56 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #23 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 41 university rankings of Imperial College of Science

About Imperial College of Science

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London) is a publicly funded university that provides Undergraduate and Postgraduate education in each of its specialist disciplines. Prospective students can expect to find the latest state-of-the-art materials in each department, as well as well-equipped leisure centres for enjoying sport activities outside of class hours. Located in the heart of London, there is something for everyone in this sprawling city.

List of 58 Bachelor and Master Courses from Imperial College of Science - Course Catalogue

Student composition of Imperial College of Science

undergraduates:
11625
postgraduates:
9255
Total:
20880

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