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BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Progression Route)

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Two years part-time

Typical Offer: 

A Foundation degree, (or equivalent), FdA or FdSc



This course has very strong links with industry and is delivered on a part-time, day release basis and are specifically aimed at students who are working within the industry and being sponsored in their studies by their employers. A number of modules are delivered by tutors who are primarily employed as practising professionals within the industry and who are employed by the colleges on proportional contracts. Graduates have found employment as site engineers, CAD technicians, technician engineers, highway engineers and estimators.


Accredited IEng degree Accredited IEng (Full) – BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).  Joint Board of Moderators 

Further information about the University's relationship with the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is available in the PSRB register.


Student Testimonial

"I would recommend the course to anyone considering a career in Civil Engineering, due to the quality of the course content and its variety. The use of industry professionals to teach some modules is a real commendation of the course, providing relevant up to date skills, not available in any textbooks. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed my years on the course and look forward to coming back  for the full degree." 

 - John R Langley

Course modules

Modules studied include: Structural Analysis and Design B, Materials Technology, Geotechnics and Hydraulics, Contract Law and Administration and Dissertation. 

Applicants wishing to complete the BSc (Hons) who hold an HNC/HND will be required to first undertake modules from the FdSc to meet the entry criteria (an additional 60 credits for HND or 120 credits for HNC.

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Structural Analysis and Design B (Mandatory)
Materials Technology (Mandatory)
Geotechnics and Hydraulics (Mandatory)
Engineering Materials (Mandatory)
Contract Law and Administration (Mandatory)
Dissertation (Mandatory)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Additionally students may be required to pay for transport if any site visits are organised. Student may also be advised to spend up to £60 per year on books but this is not compulsory.

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  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

A Foundation degree, (or equivalent), FdA or FdSc

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply


Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.