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The course

UCAS code
H2K1
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The course offers a thorough grounding in the major branches of Civil Engineering with a strong emphasis on the aspects most relevant to the practice of Structural Engineering and its interface with Architectural Design. The aim is to produce high quality structural engineers who have an understanding of architecture and an appreciation of the role of architects in the design process, through working with practising engineers and architects. An unrivalled range of specialist options is available in Year 5 and students complete a professional design project.

All Structural Engineering courses are supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers offering advice, guidance and work placement opportunities.

Accreditation

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 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 a Chartered Engineer.

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

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 a Chartered Engineer.

Detailed course information

Course content

Year 1

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Students study courses that are common across the discipline including: Mechanics; Mathematics; and Civil Engineering Applications. Students also participate in a varied course of site visits to help emphasise the real world application of their learning.

Year 2

Expands on the basics of Level 1, with subjects such as: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Civil Engineering Materials; Analysis of Determinate Structures; and Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Constructionarium course, where they get hands-on construction experience of the civil engineering industry.3

Year 3

Is concerned with engineering principles and design. Courses studied include: Design of Steel and Concrete Elements; Critical Architectural studies; Design of Place; and Geotechnics.

Year 4

Students complete a dissertation and engage in subjects in more depth, such as: Foundation Engineering; Structural Element Design; FEA and Stress Analysis; and Analysis of Indeterminate Structures. Students also undertake a design project involving collaborative work with students from other disciplines within the built environment professions.

Unistats course data

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Structural Engineering with Architectural Design students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 84% are working
  • 12% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 90% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £26000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £25000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or ABBBB to include Mathematics at Grade B.
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB to include Mathematics at B
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 31 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB to include Mathematics plus AAAB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB to include Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction including Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • HNC A in graded unit with at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course.

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.

Additional information

  • For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualificationsmature candidates and overseas students.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £18,480

* 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.