With the ever-increasing global population and effects of global warming, there is a significant and foreseeable demand on the construction industry to build more sustainably efficient structures. Structural Engineers are being tasked with designing more complex structures whilst minimising the use of construction materials.
Structural Engineers are involved with shaping the future of our cities and responsible for designing new and exciting buildings using ever-evolving technology and materials.
The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering.
This professionally accredited course enables you to achieve a degree level qualification in three years of successful full-time study. The course partially satisfies the educational base for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and fully satisfies the educational base for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. We aim to ensure that graduates are ready to take a pivotal role in the civil or structural engineering profession.
Coventry University aims to offer a very practical civil engineering courses with a significant amount of embedded laboratory work.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Your studies are underpinned by three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course, centred on specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skills development through group project work.
We aim to give you an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multidisciplinary construction industry. Full-time students may also have the opportunity to benefit from the practical experience brought to the course by part-time students already working in industry.
Throughout the three years of study, this course will cover the principles and practice of civil and structural engineering within a global context, including structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnics, highways and surveying, construction and project management, hydraulics and water engineering.
Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working with contractors, design consultants and local authorities with companies such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent Water and Warwickshire County Council.
The third year aims to bring students to the level necessary to enter professional practice as an Incorporated Civil and Structural Engineer. Within your Individual Project module, you will carry out detailed research into a technical aspect from the course with the help of an experienced supervisor. You can choose a topic to suit your interests or to assist your career aspirations.
Civil and Structural engineering remain to be the world's great professions, responsible for some of the world’s most incredible structural achievements – the 5,000-mile long Great Wall of China, the Burj Khalifa (the worlds tallest building at 828 m), the iconic Golden Gate Suspension Bridge and the Hoover Dam, (constructed using 2.5 million cubic metres of concrete).
In recent years, the demand for civil and structural engineers had continued to rise, particularly in countries such as Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and China. Construction projects relate to building to accommodate a growing global population, improvement of infrastructure and sustainable energy production.
As a graduate from this civil and structural engineering programme, you should be well-suited to working in a range of civil and structural engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations. You will also have a sound base ultimately become a professionally qualified civil or structural engineer.
As well as the specific technical knowledge gained on the course, you will have the opportunity to gain a range of additional skills valued by employers – high numerical competency, literacy and digital literacy, strong leadership, organisation and team working skills. These skills are transferrable to a range of other professions, including management, banking, accountancy, software development and so on.
If you wish to take an industrial placement year, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Graduates from this course have gone on to work for engineering consultancies, contractors and local authorities, such as Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Mott MacDonald, Severn Trent and Warwickshire County Council.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Graduates from this course have gone on to work for engineering consultancies such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Buro Happold and other employers such as Warwickshire County Council.
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