BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Top-Up

Specifically designed for anyone who may have already obtained a relevant BTEC, HND, or equivalent Diploma in Civil Engineering, this one year top up course allows you to gain a full bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in one year. This accelerated route, delivered over 12 months rather than two academic years, will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of engineering principles.

The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering will help you refine and enhance your existing IT and personal skills, and you will learn how to apply them to engineering problems through design and project work using industry-standard software. If you get a 2:1 Honours degree or higher, we will guarantee you a place on either our MSc Civil Engineering and Environmental Management, or our MSc Civil and Structural Engineering course. This Civil Engineering degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). See for information.

What you will study

You will study the following compulsory areas:

  • An individual dissertation
  • An integrated group design project
  • Civil Engineering Management

Plus choose from a number of optional modules covering topics such as:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnics
  • Highways and Transportation
  • Water Engineering
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The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a 130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities.

The University has also announced a further investment of 28m to ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard. We continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces and regularly re-fit and re-equip them. A recent refurbishment of a number of our Civil...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018