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Clearing is available for the following locations:

  • Scotland (Widening Access Places only)
  • England, Northern Ireland and Wales
  • International
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The course

UCAS code
Up to 4 years
Delivery type



Our Civil Engineering Construction Management course will allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure projects, and develop advanced skills relating to the design, supervision and management of civil engineering projects. It will prepare you for a career as an Incorporated Engineer in the Civil Engineering sector. The cross-disciplinary nature of the programme means that professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will also be possible. Dual accreditation provides alternative, but complimentary, professional pathways for graduates.


The most likely professional destination for graduates of this programme is to become Incorporated Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accreditation for the course is pending. The course is structured in such a way that the management related competencies will allow professional accreditation through the Chartered Institute of Building, and this dual accreditation across the two discipline areas will be a unique development providing flexible professional pathways for graduates. As this is a new programme for 2018, professional accreditation is pending.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Construction Modelling
  • Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Civil Engineering Applications

Semester 2

  • Cost Control Principles
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Introductory Maths for Civil Engineering OR eConstruction

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Construction Technology 2
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Hydraulics & Hydrology A

Semester 2

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Cost Modelling and Measurement
  • Design Studies A - Problem Solving
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Design of Steel Elements
  • Geology and Soil Properties
  • Structural Analysis
  • Procurement and Contracts

Semester 2

  • Design for Construction
  • Design of Concrete Elements
  • Innovation in Construction Practice
  • Environmental Engineering A

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Dissertation
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Sustainability for Construction Professionals OR Temporary Works Design

Semester 2

  • Dissertation
  • Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Urban Drainage and Water Supply OR Water and Wastewater Treatment

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • Candidates should have National 5/Standard Grade Maths or equivalent.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB plus AAAB at Higher to include maths at B
  • A-Levels ABB to include Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction including Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • HND A in graded unit with at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course (HNC in civil engineering, built environment or construction management)

Year 3

  • HND AB in graded units with A in final graded unit and at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course (HND in civil engineering, built environment or construction management)

Additional information

  • For all Levels, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications and mature candidates.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.


Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £14,640

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.