University of South Wales
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)
University of South Wales

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 20 graduates of Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) and other courses in Civil Engineering at University of South Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Civil Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in 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 £26000 £27500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30500 £21500 - £33000 £23500 - £39000

Salary of all UK Graduates of 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

The four-year Master of Engineering (MEng) Civil Engineering degree, the highest award for undergraduate study in engineering, is designed for more able students and fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Combining our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills. An MEng also removes the need to source further funding to study a Master's. On completion, you will be better placed to compete in the graduate jobs market and enter more demanding and rewarding roles.

On our MEng Civil Engineering course, you’ll study core topics such as mathematics, structures, materials, geotechnics, hydraulics and surveying. Threads of design, sustainability, health and safety, and professionalism are also embedded in the course. You’ll learn how to use industry-standard software for the design and construction of civil engineering projects. There are also opportunities for field trips and work placements.

This Civil Engineering degree is based at Treforest. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place.

From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

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 University of South Wales

60% Teaching Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Civil Engineering

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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.


Tuition Fees Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
International £12600 year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

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 University of South Wales in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of South Wales in related subject specific rankings.


    • #3 
    • #54 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 15 university rankings of University of South Wales

About University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is a government funded university in Wales, and its campuses are located in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The university is the result of the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, in Newport. Each campus shares an equal importance for the university, each providing its own series of facilities for distinct uses.

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