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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3515 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Civil engineers are vital to the design of our built environment. From bridges, tunnels and transport systems, to buildings, flood defences and water management, their performance is fundamental to modern society.

This degree gives you a strong grounding in the design and analysis of civil engineering structures. The integrated Engineering Foundation Year programme can lead to any full engineering degree. It is not a qualification in its own right, but the first year of a four-year BEng degree.

You will develop complex problem-solving skills, gain the ability to sketch and model engineering solutions and become fully comfortable preparing technical reports. As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider civil engineering industry.

Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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Foundation Year

Development of Key Skills for Engineers

Basic Engineering Analysis 1

Fundamentals of Materials

Foundation Chemistry

Engineering Science

Electricity and Magnetism


Thermofluid Mechanics

Basic Engineering Analysis 2

Year 1

Introduction to Civil Engineering Materials

Engineering Analysis 1A (Aero & Civil)

Critical Thinking in Engineering

Engineering for People Hackathon

Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers

Critical Logic

Engineering Mechanics

Graphical Communication for Design

Engineering Analysis 2A (Aero & Civil)

Strength of Materials

Highway Design and Surveying

Conceptual Design

Civil Engineering Structural Analysis Practice

Fluid Mechanics I

Year 2

Statistical Methods in Engineering

Structural Mechanics IIa

Reinforced Concrete Design

Basic Soil Mechanics

Steel Design

Civil Engineering Management

Fluid Mechanics II

Structural Mechanics IIb

Problem Solving in Engineering with Matlab

Dynamics 1 (Med & Civil)

Civil Engineering Design Practice I

Introductory Geology for Engineers

Year 3

Finite Elements for Civil Engineers


Superstructure Design

Hydrology and Unsteady Flow

Coastal processes and engineering

Research Project

Civil Engineering Design Practice and Management II.

Structural Mechanics III

Engineering of Foundation


Graduates of Civil Engineering degrees at Swansea are set on course for a range of employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Town Planner
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Quantity Surveyor

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