27/07/2021

Categories: Civil Engineering, Undergradute

Civil Engineering projects promise to transform the UK

Crossrail is due for completion in winter 2020, approval for the HS2 project has been granted, and Northern Powerhouse Rail promises to enhance the UK’s economic potential. This infrastructure is deemed an essential social, economic catalyst and one of the biggest civil engineering projects within the UK.

The British have earned a reputation for building railways and civil engineering expertise. These modern developments promise shorter journey times and improved connectivity. It is hoped that they will reduce congestion on our roads and lower the environmental impact of travel. They should also help the nation remain a viable and competitive trade partner after the dramas of Brexit.

The challenge for civil engineers

Railways have long presented a challenge for civil engineers and civil engineering projects. The stability and speed of the trains are dependent on relatively straight routes through the landscape. Across the world, there are impressive examples of expansive railway bridges and mountain tunnels. These have been designed and constructed to resolve the challenges of the land.

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Civil engineers have to consider the best route, resources and solutions to ensure that the new rail links can pass through flood plains, ancient woodlands and valleys. Additional challenges come when the route runs through densely populated regions. The Crossrail project, running beneath London, is a prime example.

Studying to become a civil engineer

If critical thinking, problem solving and involvement in the construction of the UK’s infrastructure gets you fired up, a  Civil Engineering degree can develop the necessary skills to get your career on track.

For those with mathematics and science understanding, we offer a technical learning lab to develop an in-depth knowledge of hydraulics, geotechnical design, structures and materials. Coupled with surveying equipment and CAD software, you’ll be equipped to make the best use of resources to resolve complex civil engineering projects.

The employment prospects for Civil Engineering graduates are high, there is a demand for skills and starting salaries are around £24,000. There are excellent opportunities for career progression, and further professional training and projects could take your work global.

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BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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3 years
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Mode of study
5 years
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96
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4 years
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48
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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
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18 months
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MSc Civil Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
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MSc Civil Engineering: January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management
Part-time
Mode of study
5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MRes Engineering Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc Civil Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes Engineering Management (PG Engineer Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MRes Environmental Management
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
5 years
Duration
104
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

HND BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
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HNC BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
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Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
UCAS Points

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