How the Course Works
We’ll challenge you to ask important questions, such as:
- What does it take to plan and build onshore and offshore wind turbines?
- Can construction materials be reclaimed to develop new roads?
- Are sustainable construction and low energy building challenges being met?
- How can we work with nature to deliver more sustainable engineering solutions?
You’ll find all the answers on Scotland’s top Civil and Environmental Engineering programme.
This highly practical degree combines engineering principles with environmental science and management concepts. It equips you with the skills you need to lead the design and development of sustainable solutions to continually evolving civil and environmental engineering problems.
The programme will also develop key employment skills that are transferable amongst engineering disciplines, including:
- Analytics and decision-making
- Creative approach to problem-solving
- Critical thinking and the ability to interpret data
This is enhanced with elective module choices in years 1 and 2.
Please note: The Beng (Hons) is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Learning and Assessment
We’re at the cutting edge of engineering – both theoretical and practical – and we offer a broad range of learning environments. This includes the traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, fieldtrips and site-visits, and a substantial element of lab and design work.
We encourage independent study, which means you take responsibility for your own learning.
A variety of methods are used to assess your study, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways.
Coursework typically includes design challenges, laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design.
Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation.
In your final dissertation, you’re individually supported by one of our research-active members of staff.
Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.
For more information on the course content, please download the Programme Information - MEng-BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering.