Civil Engineering (Integrated Masters) MEng

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UCAS code: 4D77 120 UCAS points
  • MEng Civil Engineering (Integrated Masters) , home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • MEng Civil Engineering (Integrated Masters) , home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • MEng Civil Engineering (Integrated Masters) , international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Ranked 3rd

    Our Civil Engineering courses are ranked third in London (Guardian University Guide league table 2018).

  • Chartered Engineer status

    The MEng degree is a new, demanding course of study that will set you on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

  • Construction site visits

    Compete at the national level. At Engineers Without Borders, our students are delivering the impact ensuring they are committed to operating in the most sustainable and globally responsible ways.


Joint Board of Moderators

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Permanent Way Institution on behalf of the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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Course modules

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This course will prepare you for a range of technical and professional opportunities within civil engineering. We’ve constructed it carefully through regular consultation with industry experts. The main areas you'll study include: Water engineering Ground engineering Structural engineering Transport engineering Behaviour of materials Land surveying; and Construction management.

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1

Engineering Materials

Applied Mathematics & Computing


Engineering Mechanics

Land and Construction Surveying

Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

Structural Analysis and Element Design

Ground Engineering

Engineering Surveying

Water Engineering

It is ultimately the student's responsibility to secure their placement. The University's Career Zone will offer guidance and support, and recommend students to our industrial partners who are interested in participating in the programme. But the onus to find and secure the placement is on you, the students. This is a 120 P-credit module, graded at either Pass or Fail, assessed jointly by the partner industrial organisation and the University and grades are reflected on the student's academic transcripts.

Industrial Sandwich Placement

Capstone Project

Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Transport Infrastructure Engineering

In your final year, you will do a dissertation and choose modules from a selection of areas, including sustainability & logistics, highways & railways, and structures. By the end of your MEng degree, you'll have the essential tools to develop socially and ethically viable engineering solutions and to lead innovation in a fast-changing world.

Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Engineering Management)

Applied Research and Engineering Practice II

Structural Stability and Dynamics

Design in Steel and Concrete

Highway and Railway Engineering

Environmental Sustainable Engineering & Logistics

Soil Structure Engineering

Intelligent Transport Systems

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Your future career

With an integrated masters like the MEng degree in civil engineering, you'll be well on your way to a successful career. The high quality of our teaching on the course is widely recognised, and the constant input from industry professionals ensures your qualification will be extremely relevant to employers. Our Industrial Advisory Board plays a crucial part in regulating your study. This 15-strong board of industry professionals will also watch and ask questions as you present your team project. You might decide to specialise as a hydraulic engineer, a structural engineer, or a geotechnical engineer. Others have chosen to work in other professional areas, such as finance, education, marketing and housing.

Industry links

We have links with Siemens, Atkins Realis, HS2 and Hitachi.

Graduate employers

Previous graduates have gone to work at Balfour Beatty, Transport for London, the Canary Wharf Group, Careys and Atkins.

Job roles

You might decide to specialise as a hydraulic engineer, a structural engineer, or a geotechnical engineer. Your decision may well be informed by how your career develops as you start on the process known as Initial Professional Development, which takes between three and five years. This is the length of time you're likely to have spent in the industry before you'll be eligible to become a Chartered Engineer.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Docklands Campus accommodation by the water
I benefited a lot from the support I got at UEL. The staff challenged me and helped me think outside the box. I am still in contact and have received great help throughout my career."
Ohis Ilalokhoin

MSc Civil Engineering

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Guided independent study

    Our innovative Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach enhances face-to-face learning by providing students with scheduled on-campus contact hours and additional learning opportunities. Through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students can access course materials and resources beyond their scheduled hours. We offer access to industry-standard technology and specialised spaces to prepare students for their future careers. Dedicated time for activities and development, along with a holistic approach to learning, fosters academic, personal, and professional growth. Students benefit from career support through on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and a dedicated online portal, Track My Future (TMF)

    When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This is a key part of university-level work. It will typically involve reading journal articles and books, preparing for seminars, preparing coursework assignments, and arranging independent skills practice sessions with your peers. In your final year, much of your independent study will be focused on your research project.

    Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library, and Moodle.

    Academic support

    The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering has a unique approach to teaching; we encourage our students to 'Learn by Doing'. Our lectures will provide you with the theories around engineering as well as the principles and standards, whilst guiding you through observational and physical simulation methods in design.

    This course will encourage you to express your creativity and innovation skills, shaping your imagination using advanced digital tools to create specifications for structures and systems tailored to your design. You will make use of some of our finest facilities including 3D printers, robotic arm, clay printer, plasma and laser cutting machines. In your final year, you will use these facilities to construct your designs in scaled reality, from foundation to roof.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential.

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks.

    UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).



    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40-60 students a year. More than 40 students typically sit in lectures whilst tutorials accommodates smaller groups. Laboratory and workshop sessions normally accommodate groups of 8-15 students. Numbers are however typical and vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

Arya Assadi Langroudi
The MEng is for more academically able students. It's very similar to the BEng but takes you further so you can go on to work towards Chartered Engineering status. There is an extra emphasis on teamwork and integrated design work."

Dr Arya Assadi Langroudi

Civil Engineering, MEng, Course Leader

The Civil Engineering Lab at the School of ACE at UEL
Studying at UEL was the best decision I've ever made. The subject can be challenging but the diverse nature of the University means that you can network successfully to find those with a similar level of knowledge and experience to yourself."

Adrian Pettigrew

Civil Engineering, BSc (Hons)