Our professionally accredited Civil Engineering MEng Honours degree includes an additional year of Master's-level study, which deepens your knowledge and provides the basis for registering as a Chartered Engineer.
You'll learn about the infrastructure that underpins our quality of life, and develop a strong understanding of how society might address global challenges such as climate change, population growth and resource scarcity.
During the fourth year you develop your research skills through an investigative research project. You also have the opportunity to specialise in:
We work with our Industrial Advisory Panel to make sure our degrees are up to date and industry-relevant.
Our degrees are professionally accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).
This means future employers will recognise the quality of your degree because it meets high professional standards.
The JBM is made up of the following four professional bodies:
JBM-accreditated degrees develop professional engineers who are ready to make a global contribution to sustainable economic growth and ethical standards.
Both our BEng and MEng degrees provide a pathway to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This is one of the most recognised international engineering qualifications.
Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees are a direct route to becoming chartered. You don’t need to study any more qualifications after your degree to achieve chartered status.
Our three-year BEng degrees can also lead to Chartered Engineer status. However, you’ll need to complete further study, like an approved Master’s degree.
Visit the Engineering Council’s website for information about the benefits of becoming chartered.
Design, and designing sustainable solutions to infrastructure problems, is at the heart of our degrees.
At each Stage, you undertake a large engineering design task.
We have developed these from our world-leading research, in conjunction with our industrial partners. This ensures you develop the latest research-based and professional knowledge.
They also help you develop key skills in teamwork and project management.
You'll analyse your design theories in our state-of-the-art facilities, which have been independently rated as ‘excellent’.
Graduate with the skills employers look for, thanks to the input of our industry advisory panel into your degree programme.
Network with professional engineers at the regional office of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It's hosted here at Newcastle.
Learn from speakers from industry, who we use extensively throughout our degrees to bring theory to life.
Receive support and advice from practising engineers on your annual team design project. And showcase your work at our annual exhibition.
Observe professional engineers at work through field visits to live civil engineering sites.
Compete for prizes donated by industry at each Stage. Categories include best overall student performance, best design performance and best project.
Our graduates are highly employable.
The most recent data available at the time of printing shows that 100% of our Civil Engineering BEng Honours and MEng Honours graduates went into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
90% of those in employment were in professional or managerial jobs.
DLHE survey, 2014
Study at Newcastle and you will join our School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.
We have fantastic facilities to develop professional skills you'll need in your career.
These include specialist laboratories on campus, where you'll test your design decisions and learn how different materials behave. For example:
You will also have access to full-scale field facilities off campus, including:
To make sure you get off to a fantastic start, we also give you a free start-up pack. This contains essential resources for your studies including:
You also study modules across five themes, in different proportions depending on which degree you choose.
In Stage 4, you learn in weekly blocks, often alongside our MSc students and professional engineers from industry.
You'll work full time on a unit of study for one week, with the following week timetabled for independent study.
You have a choice of modules that offer career-enhancing skills:
If you want to experience life in another country, you can study abroad as part of your degree. We have partners in Sweden, Singapore and the USA. This:
(UK and EU MEng students only)
You'll learn through lectures, practical work, site visits, individual study and group work.
A typical week includes lectures each morning with two or three laboratory or design sessions in the afternoons.
In Stage 4, you work full time on a unit of study for one week, with the following week timetabled for independent study.
We'll assess you through coursework. This may include:
Check the Modules section for information about teaching and assessment methods for specific modules.
We provide plenty of support to help you successfully move from school to university study. We’ll help you settle in quickly and are here if you have any issues.
We support you through:
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) for entry to all technical corps.
DTUS is a Ministry of Defence sponsorship programme.
It is for students who, when they graduate, want to become a technical officer in:
Newcastle is one of only 10 UK universities taking part in DTUS. Find out more on the Armed Forces page on our website.
You quickly develop a sense of pride for the University, the course you're doing and the people you're studying with which I struggle to believe can be matched.