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MEng Civil Engineering (Enterprise)

Year of entry: 2024

Overview

Degree awarded
MEng
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

AAA including Mathematics and Physics (Further Mathematics is acceptable in place of Physics).

Typical contextual A-level offer

AAB including Mathematics and Physics (Further Mathematics is acceptable in place of Physics).

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer

Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall with 6,6,6 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject.

We accept Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:

  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Course overview

  • Benefit from our 200 year history of innovation, here at the first English University to offer an Engineering Degree
  • Stand out to employers at the Number-One Most Sought-After University by Top Graduate Employers (THE Graduate Market, 2023)
  • Undertake challenging design projects in every year, taught alongside core subjects such as structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, project management, construction materials, surveying, and more
  • Undertake an industry-supervised realistic group design projects in your final year
  • Study Business School topics (one unit per year on average)
  • Learn with a range of facilities, including wave flumes, geotechnics centrifuge, materials testing, 3D laser scanners for surveying and within our state-of-the-art  Engineering and Materials Building
  • Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, our MEng courses complete your full educational base for Chartered Engineer Status
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Undergraduate Civil Engineering

Open days

The University holds undergraduate open days regularly where you have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer and see our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

You can view the recent undergraduate virtual open week recorded sessions here .

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £32,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

There is a compulsory field course for Civil Engineering students which incurs a subsidised fee* (approx. £100) that contributes to travel, accommodation and subsistence. You are expected to bring your own wet weather clothing and footwear.

The exact cost and dates of the trip are confirmed at the start of your second year.

* In accordance with current University policy, this fee is restricted to be not more than 1% of the annual tuition fee of the course

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

For further information about scholarships and bursaries please see our  undergraduate fees pages  or visit the   Scholarships and bursaries  on the Department website.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.

  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Contact details

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4015
Email
Website
https://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

A-level

AAA including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject.

We are willing to consider applicants without Physics if they have studied Further Mathematics; applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us to discuss your academic background.

If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Contextual offer

AAB including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject.

We are willing to consider applicants without Physics if they have studied Further Mathematics, applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us to discuss your academic background.

Find out more about contextual admissions .

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either:

  1. a) sat your examinations early;

or

  1. b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically five GCSEs/iGCSEs, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with 6,6,6 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject.

We accept Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.  Visit the Department website for more information.

 For general requirements not listed above, including English language see our accepted entry qualifications from your country

Scottish requirements

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA, including Mathematics and Physics.

Or

Two Advanced Highers with grades AA in Mathematics and Physics and two Highers with grades AA in additional subjects.

English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and consider this alongside two A-levels or equivalent.

We require grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus A-level Mathematics and Physics at grade A.

European Baccalaureate

Typically we require 83% overall with 8.5 in three written subjects, including Mathematics and Physics.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A-levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate.

The A-level requirements are AAA, including Mathematics and Physics.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme.

Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester International Foundation Programme in are required to achieve grades AAA, including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject, and grade B in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation Programme are required to achieve AAA, including Mathematics and Physics and one other subject, and grade B in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the Admissions Team to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a relevant subject. We require grades DDD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a relevant subject. We require grades DD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a relevant subject. We require grade M plus A-level Mathematics and Physics at grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a relevant subject. We require grade D plus A-level Mathematics and Physics at grade A.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

We do not consider the National Certificate for entry to this course.

Legacy BTEC qualifications  

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma when taken with suitable A-levels.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Admissions Team.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering. We require grades DDD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering. We require grades DD plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering. We require grade D plus A-level Mathematics and Physics at grade A.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in Engineering. We require grade D plus A-level Mathematics and Physics at grade A. 

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate (CTEC)

We do not consider the Technical Certificate for entry to this course.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Admissions Team.

Access to HE Diploma

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course.

The specific course requirements are 45 graded credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit. You should have Distinction in Mathematics and Physics modules. We may request a copy of your modules.

In addition we also require A-level Mathematics at grade A.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3, D3, D3 in principal subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

We also consider applicants offering a mix of Pre-U Principal Subjects and A-level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall are taken.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

T Level

We do not accept T Levels as entry onto this course. The University does accept specific T Level qualifications on a number of courses please review to our T Level information page for a full list.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your application.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies).

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic Department, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Core Mathematics will not be accepted in lieu of an A-level.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course.

We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines.

If you are a home-schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the Admissions Team for the academic department for your chosen course.

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the Admissions Team directly. Further information for mature students .

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade 4/C
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 90 with no sub-test below 22
  • Pearson PTE 70 overall with no sub-test below 70
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification

Please note if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalents or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board. We cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Team to discuss their particular circumstances.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS application. Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predications for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

Interview requirements

We do not hold interviews but UK-based applicants who receive an offer will be invited to a virtual webinar or on campus visit day which generally take place on Wednesday afternoons from December - March.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted at the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances.

Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

We normally guarantee a place in the current year should an applicant's gap year plans change. However, this is subject to availability of places.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in different sittings, provided they were taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.

We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through Clearing, you are required to meet the Clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and Clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

Transfers from other institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfers into the second year are not normally considered. If you wish to enquire about whether you would be eligible to apply for entry into the second year, please contact the Admissions Team with full details of your qualifications and copies of your transcripts to date.

Course details

Course description

Civil Engineering (Enterprise) offers you the chance to gain a valuable Master of Engineering qualification.

During the first two years, the course is broad-based and you will study topics such as structural analysis, hydraulics, geotechnics, construction materials, engineering design, project management and mathematics.

In later years, you have considerable flexibility to steer your degree towards your interests by taking optional subjects such as renewable energy systems, fire engineering, earthquake engineering and computational hydraulics.

In Year 3, you will undertake an individual research project on an emerging topic in civil engineering, and, in Year 4, you undertake an industry-supervised group design project.

In every year of this programme there are units delivered by the Manchester Business School, so alongside your sound engineering background you develop a grounding in business, finance and entrepreneurship.  This degree will equip you to enter the civil engineering professions and fully satisfies the educational base for becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

Aims

The course aims to provide you with an education that covers breadth of this diverse subject, imparting the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills so that you can operate effectively in your initial appointment and develop your career:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering science, analysis, and management
  • A strong base of practical skills (eg in surveying and specialist computer software)
  • An in-depth understanding of design
  • Competence in transferable skills (problem solving, team working, creativity, oral and written communication, IT skills)
  • A broad understanding of the economic, social, ethical and environmental contexts relevant to becoming a professional engineer and a leader in civil engineering
  • Transferable knowledge and skills from studies in business, finance and enterprise

Special features

Foundation Year available

You can prepare for the full degree course in you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry by undertaking our foundation course first. 

Teaching and learning

At Manchester you will be taught by academic staff who are leading experts in civil engineering, in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

We use a combination of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, tutorial classes, practical laboratory sessions and computer-based sessions.

There is a design project each year, which involves teamwork in small groups, and allows you to apply and develop your problem-solving and project management skills.

In the third year, you will undertake an individual project, allowing you to pursue an emerging subject or application area in greater depth. 

Coursework and assessment

Most course units are assessed through an examination (at the end of the semester) and coursework which is undertaken throughout the year.

Parts of the coursework are, in many instances, associated with practical laboratory sessions, whilst others may be based on problem sheets, reports etc. A few subjects, for example Design, are assessed purely on coursework.

For detailed information about how different subjects are assessed, please see the course unit specifications below.

Course unit details

During the first two years, the course is broad-based and covers topics such as structural analysis, hydraulics, geotechnics, construction materials, engineering design, project management and mathematics. In later years, you have considerable flexibility to steer your degree towards your interests by taking optional subjects such as renewable energy systems, fire engineering, earthquake engineering and computational hydraulics.

In year 3, you will undertake an individual research project on an emerging topic in civil engineering, and, in year 4, you undertake an industry-supervised group design project. In every year of this programme there are units delivered by the Manchester Business School, so alongside your sound engineering background, you develop a grounding in business, finance and entrepreneurship.

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Hydraulics 1 CIVL10101 10 Mandatory
Materials 1 (Civil) CIVL10152 10 Mandatory
Geotechnics 1 CIVL10212 10 Mandatory
Design 1 (Civil) CIVL10321 10 Mandatory
Mechanics (Civil) CIVL10602 10 Mandatory
Tools for Civil Engineers CIVL12201 10 Mandatory
Structures 1 (Civil) CIVL13001 10 Mandatory
Civil Engineering Practice ENGM12112 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1M2 MATH19662 10 Mandatory
Exploring Enterprise MCEL10001 10 Mandatory
Entrepreneurial Skills MCEL10002 10 Mandatory
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Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Structures 2 (Civil) CIVL20001 10 Mandatory
Design 2 (Civil) CIVL20012 10 Mandatory
Hydraulics 2 CIVL20041 10 Mandatory
Modelling & Simulation (Civil) CIVL20082 10 Mandatory
Materials 2 (Civil) CIVL20152 10 Mandatory
Geotechnics 2 CIVL20221 10 Mandatory
Surveying CIVL20252 10 Mandatory
Steel & Concrete Structures CIVL20322 10 Mandatory
Computing & Numerical Methods (Civil) CIVL20471 10 Mandatory
Project Management (Civil) ENGM21511 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 2M1 MATH29661 10 Mandatory
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Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Structural Design & Materials CIVL30792 10 Mandatory
Design 3 (Civil) CIVL31001 10 Mandatory
Individual Project CIVL31030 30 Mandatory
Structures 3 (Civil) CIVL33001 10 Mandatory
Hydraulics 3 CIVL34001 10 Mandatory
Geotechnics 3 CIVL35001 10 Mandatory
Geotechnics 4 CIVL36002 10 Mandatory
Operations Management ENGM30461 10 Mandatory
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30012 10 Mandatory
Resource Efficiency & Sustainable Waste Management CIVL30262 10 Optional
Renewable Energy Systems MECH31532 10 Optional
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Course content for year 4

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Water Resource Planning & Management CIVL40402 15 Mandatory
Civil Engineering Design CIVL40691 15 Mandatory
Environmental Assessment CIVL41141 15 Mandatory
Civil Group Design Project CIVL41530 30 Mandatory
Enterprise Strategy and Marketing MCEL40031 15 Mandatory
Earthquake Engineering CIVL40912 15 Optional
Computational Hydraulics CIVL42002 15 Optional
Fire Engineering CIVL42042 15 Optional

Scholarships and bursaries

You can apply for a QUEST undergraduate scholarship. This provides up to £8,000 over the course of your study, paid work placements every summer, and the potential for a full-time job with a leading civil engineering or construction company when you graduate.

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For more information about scholarships and bursaries please see our  undergraduate fees pages  and check the Department's funding  pages.

Facilities

The University of Manchester offers extensive  library and online services  to help you get the most out of your studies.

Most of the technical course units within the Civil Engineering programmes involve physical laboratory tests. The Department has dedicated structures, hydraulics and geotechnics laboratories, with equipment including wave flumes, structures and materials testing facilities, and a geotechnics centrifuge. The computer clusters contain a wide range of software for teaching and research in Civil Engineering, such as Revit, Abaqus, Oasys, Plaxis, Autocad and many others. Civil Engineering students use industry-standard surveying equipment for their field work as part of the surveying unit. The Department also possesses a 3D laser scanner to support surveying activities that captures detailed 3D geometries of civil infrastructure and topography. 

Manchester's Engineering Campus Development, MECD.  

Get ready to collaborate, create and innovate in a brand-new £400m purpose-built building which will allow you, our future engineers and material scientists, to come together and make your mark on the world. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will officially open from September 2022 and will include hundreds of flexible teaching and learning spaces with unrivalled world-class research facilities - whatever your inspiration, with MECD the possibilities are endless.  

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The course stood out to me, as it was similar to architecture but more technical.

The idea of being able to use my skills to help improve the lives of others, while also advocating for sustainability in the process, caught my eye as civil engineering impacts them on such a large scale.

Bea Basa / MEng Civil Engineering Graduate, now Civil Engineer at Ferrovial

Since graduating, I have worked for AECOM where I'm now a Principal Engineer.

I also gained chartership from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2016 which was a great achievement. Being a University of Manchester graduate definitely makes you stand out from other candidates!

Jennie Harrison / MEng Civil Engineering Alumna, now Principal Engineer at AECOM

Lay foundations for the future, with MEng Civil Engineering (Enterprise) at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , here you'll be equipped with the sought-after skills, close industry links, and world-class education set to give you a head-start.

Fully satisfying the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), you can enjoy a new world of opportunities upon graduation. This number is only enhanced by the skills gained across both engineering and enterprise.

Previous graduate employers include:

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • AECOM
  • Buro Happold
  • Mott McDonald
  • Network Rail
  • And many more

Overall, 95% of graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019.

During your time with us, your employment opportunities are continually boosted by career events and company visits organised by the MACE Department. What's more, the University Careers Service is always on-hand to advise on career pathways, graduate jobs, internships, and postgraduate study.

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

After graduating your MEng (Hons), you will have achieved the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng) - the internationally recognised, highest professional qualification for engineers, which renders you eligible for the European Ingenieur (EUR ING).

Therefore, also completing the first of the three steps needed to achieve your CEng:

  1. Your Educational Base (MEng, or BEng with MSc)
  2. Initial Professional Development
  3. Professional Review For further information about accreditations

For further information, learn more at ICE , JBM, or find us at the MACE Department Homepage.

Associated organisations

As a Civil Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.

Would you like to discover more about life after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Engineering page and see what our students and alumni are doing in the real world on our MACE Blog .