Civil and Environmental Engineering

This hands-on Civil and Environmental Engineering degree is top in Scotland and the only Scottish BEng programme to offer a guaranteed 12-week work placement.

Course detail

Start Date



4 years (full-time) BEng (Hons) | 5 years (full-time) MEng

Award Title

MEng/BEng (Hons)


H3H3 BEng (Hons) | H2H2 MEng

Why Study Abertay's MEng/BEng (Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering?

Our course is ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University guide 2019, and is the only Civil Engineering undergraduate degree in Scotland with a guaranteed work placement during Year 3.

By studying Civil and Environmental Engineering at Abertay, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. You’ll also help contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies by understanding interactions between buildings, infrastructure, and the environment.

This degree will give you a firm grounding across a wide range of civil and environmental engineering applications, with plenty of practical and hands-on experience gained through industry partners, including Transport Scotland, Balfour Beatty, Sweco, BAM, and BEAR Scotland.

As you progress, you’ll get a chance to work directly in the industry – an integrated part of your degree – and to take a deeper focus on specific areas that impact the built, human and natural environment.


The BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council for fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer, and partially meeting the educational base for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

This programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Accreditation

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Accreditation

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Accreditation

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Accreditation

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass in Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher BBBB Maths
A-Level CCC Maths
Irish Highers H3H3H3H3 Maths
International Baccalaureate 28 Points Maths at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Construction and the Built Environment (all pathways)
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher BBB Maths and Physics
A-Level BBB Maths and Physics
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
HNC Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC courses

Non-country specific qualifications


International Baccalaureate

28 points including S5 or H4 in one of the required subjects:

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.