University of Bath Civil Engineering

University of Bath Civil Engineering

University of Bath

Course in detail

Course aims

Our course is for engineers who want to contribute to a sustainable future by designing buildings that work well in every respect. You’ll learn how to do this by integrating the practices of architectural and engineering design. Using good design to minimise the energy needed to make buildings comfortable for their users will be a key focus of your study.

In your first two years, you’ll learn fundamental engineering skills in design and management. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of mechanics, geotechnical and structural engineering theory and analysis. Throughout your degree, you’ll use the creativity and communication skills that are essential in the challenging environment of civil engineering design. You’ll work with architecture students to mirror the professional and interdisciplinary team relationships you will experience in your future career.

In your final years, you’ll explore building aspects that affect the internal environment and energy use, learning to integrate structural and environmental engineering with architectural design. You are free to move between civil and civil and architectural engineering courses up to the end of your second year.

Undergraduate masters route

Studying an MEng adds depth and breadth to your education with advanced taught units and substantial challenging design projects. It also meets the full educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, whereas the BEng requires further learning.

Professional recognition/accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).


Entry requirements

GCSE requirements

Preference for applicants with Physics and challenging arts or humanities subjects.

Compulsory A level subjects

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for applicants with Physics and challenging arts or humanities subjects.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative A level offer

AAA plus one of the following:

  • Grade A in an EPQ
  • Grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate
  • Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

English language entry requirements

Category C