Learn to solve some of society’s most complex problems by applying civil engineering techniques and technologies. Get hands-on experience on site, in our labs, and through an optional placement year. Our BEng Civil Engineering degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators on behalf of ICE, IStructE, CIHT and IHE for the Engineering Council UK. This means that, with further learning, our course leads to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
For more information about placement opportunities, please contact our Placements Team.
Civil engineering changes our world – from buildings and transport to the environment and civil protection. It covers everything from creative concepts to physical construction and maintenance.
Designing and building structures like bridges, roads, airports and flood defences demands a high degree of technical skill. Our course will teach you to approach civil engineering projects competently, responsibly, ethically and safely.
You’ll already have an interest in maths, design and construction. You’ll be keen to explore your creativity, and aware of pressing global issues like overpopulation and climate change. While at Anglia Ruskin, you’ll learn about health and safety, sustainable development and environment issues within the context of civil engineering.
Engineers work in professional practice, advising clients. Therefore, you’ll learn a range of transferable skills, including how to manage projects and contracts; statistics; management techniques; and principles of IT. You’ll become a creative problem solver and a confident communicator, able to work well independently and in a team.
Our facilities are the perfect places to test and research different materials and designs. You’ll work in specialist labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, structures, engineering materials and concrete testing. In the first year you will attend Constructionarium, a week long field course, and build for real an iconic structure (just a little smaller than the original). You'll also go out on site visits, and hear guest lecturers from industry. You might even want to enhance your skills and CV by doing a work placement year.
We also offer our Constructionarium which is a week-long construction experience.
This BEng course differs from our Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) because it delves deeper into the theory of civil engineering and includes more maths. It leads to chartered engineer (CEng) status.
This degree is accredited as:
1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.
See the Joint Board of Moderators' website for more information and details of further learning programmes for CEng.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Civil engineers can specialise in two areas – design and production. Our course prepares you for both.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you would like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Civil Engineering.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll demonstrate your learning though a mix of assignments, group work, presentations, drawings, lab work and projects.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement year between years 2 and 3 of your studies. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.
To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at Placements@anglia.ac.uk.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
Safety footwear (steel toe and midsole) - £40
Additional costs for Constructionarium
You will be asked to make a contribution of £250 towards the cost of food and accommodation. You will also be asked to provide your own safety shoes or boots and warm outdoor clothing. Other personal protective equipment will be provided.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement year undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Part-time undergraduate (4 years)
Read this institution's report