BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is all about people. From supplying energy and clean water to our homes, to processing and recycling our waste, civil engineers work on developing services and facilities we use every day.

On this course, you’ll study fundamental engineering principles, underpinned by mathematics, health and safety, and sustainability. You’ll learn how to use industry-standard software for the design and construction of civil engineering projects. There are also opportunities for national and international field trips (additional costs apply), and work placements.

Our courses are designed with senior industry professionals to ensure you are highly employable and a valuable addition to any area of the industry.


Our BEng award is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

What you will study

Year One

In your first year, you will learn fundamental engineering principles. You will explore the relevance of mathematics in engineering and gain an appreciation of issues in construction management, materials and the environment.

  • Conceptual Modelling and Sustainable Design
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Engineering Mechanics 1
  • Site Practice, Planning and Measurement 1*
  • Surveying*
  • Construction Materials 1*
  • Construction Materials 2 *
  • Fluid Mechanics*
  • Thermodynamics 1*

Year Two

In year two, you’ll have an opportunity to apply the principles learned in year one through a series of modules covering...

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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


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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


  • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
        • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
          • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
            • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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