Civil Engineering (BEng (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

Our Civil Engineering undergraduate course covers the main disciplines of structures, geotechnics, plus both water and transportation engineering. The degree is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. The core curriculum concentrates on analysis and materials behaviour, covering the main disciplines. The later years of the course specialise more on design and management. Throughout, there's an emphasis on your personal development within a professional environment.

All Civil Engineering undergraduate courses are supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.


The Civil Engineering course is accredited on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer, by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).


Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 65% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £25000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Quality and regulatory professionals

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEng (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS £9,250 £17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or ABBBB to include Mathematics at Grade B.
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB to include Mathematics at B
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 31 points to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB to include Mathematics plus AAAB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB to include Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction including Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 35 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • HNC A in graded unit with at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course.

Year 3

  • HND AB in graded units with A in final graded unit and at least SCQF level 7 or NQF level 4 in a relevant mathematics course.

Additional information

  • For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications,  mature candidates and overseas students.
  • All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

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