MEng Civil Engineering

2017 Clearing and Adjustment Availability

We have places available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.

Course Overview

MEng Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering at Swansea is ranked 9th in the UK for its graduate prospects, according to The Complete University Guide 2018. As a student on the MEng Civil Engineering course, you will be taught by leading experts in their field and be provided with an excellent basis for a professional career in civil, structural, municipal and allied engineering fields.


You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Why study Civil Engineering at Swansea University?

Civil Engineering at Swansea University is well known as one of the most prestigious degrees in the UK. You can be assured of getting the best resources and teaching staff as well as top quality learning facilities.

Our research and development centre, specialising in computer methods for the solution of engineering problems, is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.

This gives you an immediate advantage when it comes to future employment or study. You reap the benefits of being a part of that same cutting-edge team.

QS world university rankings by subjectCivil Engineering at Swansea University is recognised as one of the top 200 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings).


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-107Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Civil Laboratory I
EG-108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Sustainability
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-121Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Highway Design and Surveying
EG-122Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Conceptual Design
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-168Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Professional Development
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EGA116Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Civil Engineering Structural Analysis Practice
EGA117Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics I

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-201Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics II
EG-219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Statistical Methods in Engineering
EG-221Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Structural Mechanics IIa
EG-222Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Reinforced Concrete Design
EG-223Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Basic Soil Mechanics
EG-224Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Steel Design
EG-225Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Structural Mechanics IIb
EG-228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Problem Solving in Engineering with Matlab
EG-234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management (Civil)
EG-235Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EGA200Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Civil Engineering Design Practice I
GEL200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introductory Geology for Engineers

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-3064Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Construction Management and Project Delivery
EG-320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Structural Mechanics III
EG-321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Geomechanics
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering of Foundation
EG-328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Superstructure Design
EG-329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Hydrology and Unsteady Flow
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EGA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Civil Engineering Design Practice II
EGA331Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Coastal processes and engineering

Year 4 (Level 7)

FHEQ 7 Advanced Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGEM07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid-Structure Interaction
EGIM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics and Transient Analysis
EGIM08Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Computational Plasticity
EGIM15Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
EGIM27Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational Analysis
EG-M24Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Structural Design
EG-M62Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Group project
EG-M87Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Coastal Engineering
Optional Modules
MEng 1 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Structural Analysis
EG-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flood Risk Management


As a student on the MEng Civil Engineering course, you will be equipped to play an important role in society and be prepared to become involved in challenging engineering projects. There are both theoretical and practical elements to the course, to give you a challenging yet hands-on learning experience.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements of the MEng Civil Engineering course are:

AAA-AAB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Further Mathematics
Design Technology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

IB at 34 (preferably to include good marks in Maths).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD - DDM plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*DD-DDD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the MEng Civil Engineering as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the MEng Civil Engineering as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

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

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.


The MEng Civil Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The accreditation is on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.