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The course

UCAS code
4 years
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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.

Course content

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


Managerial/professional position

  • 95% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


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


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

  • Engineering professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

Standard entry requirements

  • Highers AABB/BBBBC
  • A-Levels BBC
  • IB 29 points
  • BTEC DMM (in relevant subject)
  • HNC B in graded unit (in a relevant subject area)

Minimum entry requirements*

  • Highers BBBC
  • A-Levels BCC

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

  • live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
  • are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BC plus BBBBC at Higher (to include Mathematics at B)
  • A-Levels ABB (to include Mathematics)
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points (with Mathematics at Higher Level 5)
  • HNC A in graded unit (with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course)
  • HND BB in graded units (with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course)
  • BTEC DDM (in relevant subject)

Year 3

HND AB in graded units (with at least SCQF Level 7 or NQF Level 4 in a relevant Mathematics course)

Additional information

English language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you have to show that your English is good enough to succeed on your course. Please see our English language requirements.


Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,080

* 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).

4 years for the price of 3

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, study with us and save £9,250 over your 4-year degree.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020

In addition to government 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.