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 the 2021 Guardian Guide, and the top course in Scotland. It is the only Civil Engineering undergraduate degree in Scotland with a guaranteed work placement during Year 3.

Abertay University ranks in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS). And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, Abertay ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching, and 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

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) / MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.

The BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering degree is accredited as: 

  1. Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  2. Partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). See for further information.

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

Virtual Open Day October 31 2020

We aim to immerse you in student life here at Abertay and give you a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.

Open Days are busy, fun and full-on. And Virtual Open Days online are new to all of us, so we will make sure you know what to expect, and how you can prepare for the event.

It's a day full of talks and videos about student life. Find out all about Abertay at our virtual Open Day on 31 October 2020.



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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 (standard entry) BBBB Maths
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). BBB 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.