Don your hard hat and specialise in the design and analysis of built environment projects, with our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree in Chelmsford.
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.
By studying BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at ARU, you’ll focus on the design and analysis of infrastructure.
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.
Designing and building structures like bridges, roads, airports and flood defences demands a high degree of technical skill. Our Civil Engineering BEng course will teach you to approach projects competently, ethically and safely.
It’s a practical course where you’ll learn to carry out site investigations and land surveys, select materials, analyse and design infrastructure and engineering systems, and plan the construction process. There’s a strong focus on sustainability and understanding the environmental impact of your work. You’ll also become skilled at using computer-aided design and specialist software.
You’ll learn from expert tutors in specialist facilities, including labs for geotechnics, hydraulics, concrete testing and more.
Outside of the lab, there’s the chance to join lectures given by guest speakers and take an optional placement year in industry. You'll also take part in three week-long construction projects during your course.
All our engineering courses are in line with the new Engineering Council requirements (AHEP 4.0). Accreditation for our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree with the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has been arranged when full student output from the course is available.
Civil engineering is a major specialism at ARU and other study options include:
Work with other engineering students and build up your teamwork, management, leadership and problem-solving skills.
Explore all aspects and stages of the engineering process and discover where your passion and talents lie.
Tackle real-world engineering challenges and design, prototype and manufacture the products of the future.
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At ARU you’ll use our specialist facilities in Chelmsford, which include labs for:
As well as getting hands-on experience in our labs, there’s the chance to:
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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.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies, we offer a range of postgraduate degrees including our MSc Civil Engineering, which will prepare you for CEng (Chartered Engineer) status. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
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You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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