Loughborough University of Technology
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Civil Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
89 /100
15 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 £30000 £33500 £42000
25-75 percentile range £27500 - £32000 £30000 - £40500 £35000 - £52500


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 engineers tackle some of the greatest challenges in contemporary society by designing and building structures and infrastructure for an increasingly urbanised global population in an ever-changing environment.

Our Civil Engineering BEng course involves extensive design work linked to real-life engineering problems, allowing you to develop important professional skills such as teamwork, presenting, project management and report writing. These skills, combined with your specific technical expertise and critical thinking, will enable you to pursue a career as a professional civil engineer or choose from a wide range of other career options.

When you graduate, you are likely to be part of a team working on the planning, design, building and maintenance of infrastructure systems such as bridges, roads, railways and a variety of buildings such as skyscrapers, airports, hospitals or sports stadia worldwide. This requires an understanding and appreciation of the various people and processes that contribute to the construction cycle, that you can only acquire by studying in an integrated School such as ours.

All our teaching is delivered by inspirational academics with excellent expertise in their research field. By studying with us, you enter a stimulating, diverse and interactive environment from day one. We also bring in leading speakers from industry to enrich the learning experience with real-life engineering challenges.

What's the difference between BEng and MEng?

Students on the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) degree may transfer to the Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) degree at the end of year 2, subject to satisfactory performance.

The MEng course fully meets the educational requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The BEng course meets the educational requirement of becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meets the requirements of the route to becoming a Chartered Engineer. The BEng course requires further study after graduation, either via an MSc or approved learning to meet the CEng requirements.

The BEng and MEng courses are essentially very similar, with the MEng having the addition of an integrated master's year. The MEng year means you have an extra year to study advanced topics in civil engineering analysis, design and management. You may also choose some specialist optional modules and undertake further group projects based on the needs of the industry.

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for Graduate Membership.

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 BEng (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

45% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Administrative occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Customer service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment is by a combination of examinations, coursework, design projects, laboratory work, presentations, technical reports and field work.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

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

Access to HE Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

We work closely with a consortium of the leading UK companies who offer our students sponsorship and placement opportunities. The Loughborough Construction Consortium provides a core of sponsoring organisations that offer excellent placement and sponsorship opportunities, supplemented by extensive collaborating organisations across the wider industry. Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your study, summer placement work for those who want it, and a paid twelve-month placement with your sponsor company. In many cases, students are offered employment with their sponsor company after graduating and many are now in senior positions within these companies.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Civil Engineering, BEng (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 BEng (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance, this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #13 
    • #15 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #101 
    Civil Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #123 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #299 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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Student composition of Loughborough University of Technology

undergraduates:
14460
postgraduates:
3300
Total:
17760
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