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Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Civil Engineering
DipHE Civil Engineering
CertHE Civil Engineering

Professional recognition

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Accredited by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
This Programme is accredited by the European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFB12001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFB12001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100148

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Sustainability, Civil & Env Engineering

Programme Leader

BEHNEJAD Alireza (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

05/12/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • To enable students to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of civil engineering principles and the ability to apply these for the benefit of society;
  • To develop in students an independence of thought and a critical approach to evidence, theories and concepts;
  • To equip students with a range of transferable skills and to encourage a commitment to continuing professional development
  • To provide an accredited educational base facilitating progression to chartered engineer status;
  • To produce engineering graduates well equipped for employment in industry, the professions and public service.
  • Graduates from the programme are expected to be able to critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic and coherent body of knowledge within the area of civil engineering, utilising specialised skills across and area of study; critically evaluate new concepts and evidence from a range of sources; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills and exercise significant judgement in a range of situations; and accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes.
  • Students receiving the Diploma of Higher Education are expected to be able to generate ideas through the analysis of concepts at an abstract level, with a command of specialised skills and the formulation of responses to well-defined and abstract problems; analyse and evaluate information; exercise significant judgement across a broad range of functions; and accept responsibility for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes.
  • Students receiving the Certificate of Higher Education are expected to be able to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base; employ a range of specialised skills; evaluate information, using it to plan and develop investigative strategies and to determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems; and operate in a range of varied and specific contexts, taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs.
  • To develop skills that enable active participation in a digital, connected civil engineering discipline and professional practice
  • To develop individual, interpersonal and professional skills, relevant to the professional field of civil engineering.
  • To develop competencies to engage effectively with people from different backgrounds in ways that respect the interests of cultural groups and individual rights
  • To create the conditions in which students become resourceful and resilient
  • Recognize issues related to sustainability in the domain of civil engineering and develop skills to manage the associated complexity

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Have a comprehensive understanding of key principles of science relevant to civil engineering K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Be able to deploy a comprehensive range of mathematical methods relevant to civil engineering K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Have a broad knowledge of relevant IT including commercial software packages. K DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Have the ability to deploy a wide range of analytical and design methods used in civil engineering. K DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Have an awareness of developing technologies relevant to civil engineering K BEng (Hons)
Know how to conduct and analyse practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Know about the operation of the civil engineering industry, including business practice and project management K Ord, BEng (Hons)
Understand the professional responsibility of civil engineers and the influence of social, environmental, ethical, economic, and commercial considerations on their activities. K BEng (Hons)
Select and if necessary adapt methods to analyse and solve mathematical, scientific and engineering problems. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Produce sound designs to meet specified requirements, deploying commercial software packages as appropriate. C Ord, BEng (Hons)
Carry out a health and safety risk assessment and devise a safe system of working. C DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Display creativity and innovation in solving unfamiliar problems and investigate new and emerging technologies C Ord, BEng (Hons)
Exercise independent thought and judgement. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Understand the purpose of an experiment, and so analyse data and draw conclusions and propose further investigations. C DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Interpret technical drawings and sketches. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Plan and execute research to investigate a technical problem. C BEng (Hons)
Solve accurately and fluently mathematical problems of relevance to civil engineering. P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Perform practical experiments to investigate engineering behaviour and material properties. P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use current commercial design and analysis software and to write computer code as necessary. P Ord, BEng (Hons)
Undertake basic surveying activities P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Prepare and develop technical sketches and drawings, using hand or computer methods as appropriate. P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Research alternative solutions to a client's brief and then evaluate them for technical and commercial viability, safety, and environmental and social impact. P DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use research methods in an Individual project. P BEng (Hons)
Prepare technical reports and presentations. P DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Use common software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint to manipulate, sort and present data. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Programme a computer in a high-level language. T DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Write reports that are well organised and effectively communicate all key information. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Give presentations that are well organised and communicate the intended content with maximum impact. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)
Lead and be part of a technical team. T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Think creatively or laterally in complex environments taking account of commercial and industrial constraints. T Ord, BEng (Hons)
Manage time effectively. T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BEng (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP013 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.