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 one calendar 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 course 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 attain a 2:1 Honours degree or higher, we will also guarantee you a place on either our MSc Civil Engineering and Environmental Management, or our MSc Civil and Structural Engineering course. If you are interested in applying for this ‘top up’ degree course, applications should be made directly to the University.


This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). See for further 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

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017