BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

About the Degree

From the world’s tallest buildings to the most spectacular bridges to airports, highways, hospitals and rail networks, civil engineers provide the critical infrastructure that make our world work. 

They help build the structure of society, from roads and bridges to dams and airports, which improves the safety and welfare of people in that society. It is a rewarding profession that combines planning and designing with hands-on project management out in the field.

With this programme, you will learn to apply the principles of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, environmental engineering, materials, surveying and construction. You will also discover the latest techniques and developments, such as low- carbon materials and sustainability.

As part of hosting the University of Hertfordshire (UH), you will also have access to the university’s StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources from UH, and have electronic discussion’s with staff and other students.

“Subject to Validation”

What will I study?

A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and we have a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. 

Our students will also benefit from the use of state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped laboratories and workshops.

Foundation Year


credits Compulsory/optional

Engineering Mathematics 

15 credits Compulsory

Engineering Physics 1

15 credits Compulsory

Intensive English for Academic Study 1

30 credits Compulsory

Engineering Mathematics 2

15 credits Compulsory

Engineering Science 2

15 credits Compulsory

Standard English for Academic Study



30 credits


15 credits





Level 4

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Career Skills Development 0 credits Compulsory
Civil Engineering Materials 1 15 credits Compulsory
Site Surveying and Setting Out 15 credits Compulsory
Principles of Sustainable Design and Construction 15 credits Compulsory
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 15 credits Compulsory
Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Structural Analysis 15 credits Compulsory
Dynamic Earth 15 credits Compulsory
Engineering Mathematics 15 credits Compulsory
Engineering Application of Mathematics 15 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Structural Mechanics 15 credits Compulsory
Career Planning 0 credits Compulsory
Mathematical Modelling and Simulation 15 credits Compulsory
Soil Mechanics 15 credits Compulsory
Civil Engineering Materials 2 15 credits Compulsory
Civil Engineering Structural Design 15 credits Compulsory
Hydrology and Open Channel Hydraulics 15 credits Compulsory
Surveying and Highway Engineering 0 credits Compulsory
Construction and Building Management 15 credits Compulsory

Level 6

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Careers Portfolio 0 credits Compulsory
Geotechnical Design 15 credits Compulsory
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 15 credits Compulsory
Sustainable Engineering 15 credits Compulsory
Industry Group Design Project 30 credits Compulsory
BEng Individual Project (Civil) 30 credits Compulsory
Flood Management and River Engineering 15 credits Optional
Highway and Traffic Engineering 15 credits Optional
build the structure of society

Why choose this programme?

  • UH’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has over 50 years’ experience of teaching engineering and has established an excellent international reputation
  • On-Campus Engineering Workshops for practical and hand-on work
  • Project-orientated learning
  • Learn to apply computer-aided engineering and industry-standard software
  • UH students have previously completed work placement years at companies including Amazon, Bosch, Network Rail, Transport for London, Tesla Motors (UK), Aston Martin, BMW (UK), Mercedes-Benz (UK)
  • Access to UH’s StudyNet system, communicate with UH professors directly on portal
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

What can I work as?

Employment prospects for civil engineers are strong, both in Egypt, the UK and around the world. Our graduates can go on to careers in multinational consultancies, as well as smaller design and project management companies, utility companies and the public sector.