This conversion programme offers pathways of 12 and 20 months for graduates in civil engineering and other numerate disciplines. Both pathways include two semesters of taught content and project work. If you are successful in gaining a sponsor, this will be followed by an 11-month industrial placement, during which you will be expected to fulfil the role of a graduate civil engineer.
Careers: Our students have secured industrial placements with Bovis Lend Lease, Capita Symonds, Carillion, Clancy Docwra, the Environment Agency, Gifford Consulting Engineers, John Sisk & Son and Mott MacDonald
Modules must be selected from at least three of the following areas: Coastal engineering; Environmental engineering; Infrastructure engineering; Management; Transport engineering
Compulsory module: Understanding civil engineering (for non-civil engineering students)
Assessment: Coursework, examination, individual research project, industrial placement, reflective coursework
Duration: 1 year (full-time) non-industrial placement pathway; 20 months (full-time) industrial placement pathway
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.