Civil and Environmental Engineering is a hugely relevant degree for today. The environment is a major consideration for local, national and international companies and governments, but never more is this true than when it comes to engineering projects of all sizes. Greater consideration has to be given to a range of environmental factors and this degree will go some way to making students aware of them.
This Honours degree programme follows a similar structure to the straight BEng Civil Engineering degree. The major difference is the compulsory requirement to study the Environmental Engineering course in year 4. This particular course deals with various aspects related to:
- Surface Water: sources of water pollution and their impact on aqueous environment and public health, water quality and supply, wastewater treatment;
- Soil and Groundwater: groundwater flow, groundwater contamination and pollution, subsurface contaminants transport mechanisms, sustainable land-groundwater management;
- Solid Waste: sources of solid waste, characterisation and treatment of solid waste, solid waste management;
- Air Pollution and Control: air pollutants and sources, air pollution meteorology, pollutant dispersion in the air, air pollution control.
AT A GLANCE
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- Principles of Electronics (NT1008) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Mathematics 1 (NT1504) – 15 Credit Points
- CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (NT1010) – 15 Credit Points
- Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (NT1510) – 15 Credit Points
- Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (NT1012) – 15 Credit Points
- Professional Skills Part 1 (NT1001)
Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice.
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (NT2004) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Mathematics 2 (NT2012) – 15 Credit Points
- Process Engineering (NT2011) – 15 Credit Points
- Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (NT2501) – 15 Credit Points
- Solids and Structures (NT2502) – 15 Credit Points
- Electrical and Mechanical Systems (NT2503) – 15 Credit Points
Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.
- Geotechnics 1 (NT3027) – 15 Credit Points
- Stress Analysis A (NT3015) – 15 Credit Points
- Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (NT3007) – 15 Credit Points
- Fluid Mechanics (NT3019) – 15 Credit Points
- Mechanics of Structures (NT3518) – 15 Credit Points
- Design of Structural Elements (NT3519) – 15 Credit Points
- Structural Dynamics A (NT3538) – 10 Credit Points
- Civil Engineering Design and Surveying (NT3720) – 10 Credit Points
- Project and Safety Management (NT3599) – 10 Credit Points
- BEng Individual Project (NT4014) – 30 Credit Points
- Geotechnics 2 (NT40) – 10 Credit Points
- Civil Engineering Hydraulics (NT40) – 10 Credit Points
- Environmental Engineering (NT4527) – 15 Credit Points
- Advanced Structural Design (NT40) – 10 Credit Points
- Group Design Project (BEng) (NT4578) – 15 Credit Points
Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:
- coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
- practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
- written examinations at the end of each course.
The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.
Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
Why Study Engineering (Civil and Environmental)?
Civil engineers are employed by a variety of organisations such as business and private industry, law firms, insurance firms, colleges, and more. They can also be self-employed consultants giving advice to Architects and builders, developing oil rigs and rail systems. With the additional environmental knowledge examination of toxins can ensure that new developments don’t get built on contaminated land for example.
- Drilling Engineer
- Field Engineer
- Graduate Mechanical Engineer
- Graduate Process Engineer
Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*)
Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission.
Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)
Applicants who achieve our Minimum entry requirements over S4 and S5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.
Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics*)
Applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria and who achieve good performance in Maths and one other subject may be made an adjusted offer of entry. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.
* These subjects can be either held at the time of application or be achieved during the appropriate admissions cycle.
Standard: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may be made an offer of admission.
Minimum: BBC (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered.
Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics)
Applicants who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria and who are predicted to achieve a good performance in Mathematics and one other subject may be made an Adjusted offer of entry.
FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
Please note: for entry to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering an SQA Higher or GCE A Level or equivalent qualification in Chemistry is required for entry to year 1, in addition to the general Engineering requirements.
English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements
To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Northampton University it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL – 6.0 with: Listening – 5.5; Reading – 5.5; Speaking – 5.5; Writing – 6.0
OVERALL – 78 with: Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing – 21
OVERALL – 54 with: Listening – 51; Reading – 51; Speaking – 51; Writing – 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL – 169 with: Listening – 162; Reading – 162; Speaking – 162; Writing – 169
How to apply
This programm by online learning has start dates in September and January of each academic year.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible; this is particularly important for applicants who may need to allow sufficient time to take an English language test
Applications are made online via the University Application Service, EUCLID.
Please follow the instructions carefully and make sure that you have included the following documentation with your application:
- Degree certificates showing award of degree.
- Previous academic transcripts for all past degree programmes.
- A reference in support or your application. The reference should be academic and dated no earlier than one year from the start of study on the LLM programme.
- Evidence of English language proficiency, if required.
If you are currently studying for your degree or you are not in a possession of an English test result you may still apply to the programme. Please note that it is your responsibility to submit the necessary documents.
After you apply
After your application has been submitted you will be able to track its progress through the University’s applicant hub.
Application processing times will vary however the admissions team will endeavour to process your application within four to six weeks of submission. Please note that missing documentation will delay the application process.
You will be informed as soon as possible of the decision taken. Three outcomes are possible:
- You may be offered a place unconditionally
- You may be offered a conditional place, which means that you must fulfil certain conditions that will be specified in the offer letter. Where a conditional offer is made, it is your responsibility to inform the College Postgraduate Office when you have fulfilled the requirements set out.
- Your application may be unsuccessful. If your application has not been successful, you can request feedback from us or refer to our guidance for unsuccessful applicants, which explains some of the common reasons we why we reach this decision.
View the University’s guidance for unsuccessful applicants
Terms and conditions of admissions
The University’s terms and conditions form part of your contract with the University, and you should read them, and our data protection policy, carefully before applying.
Northampton University admissions terms and conditions