Old Aberdeen Campus
Civil Engineering is concerned with creative use of engineering principles and science to shape and improve our lives and our environment.
The work of the Civil Engineer centres on sustainable design for the built and natural environment. Civil Engineers design, build, maintain and manage roads, railways, dams, buildings, airports, hospitals, schools, harbours and sports stadia. They design water supply and water treatment systems and river management, flood and coastal protection schemes.
Year 1: Principles of Electronics; CAD and Communications in Engineering Practice; Fundamentals of Engineering Materials; Engineering Mathematics 1; Fundamental Engineering Mechanics.
Year 2: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics; Process Engineering; Engineering Mathematics 2; Design and Computing in Engineering Practice; Electrical and Mechanical Systems; Solids and Structures.
Year 3: Geotechnics 1; Stress Analysis A; Fluid Mechanics; Mechanics of Structures; Design of Structural Elements; Structural Dynamics; Civil Engineering Design and Surveying; Engineering Analysis and Methods 1A; Project and Safety Management.
Year 4: Geotechnics 2; Civil Engineering Hydraulics; Advanced Structural Design; Advanced Structural Analysis; Individual Project (MEng/BEng); Group Design Project (BEng).
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S5) including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus National 5 English. Those with Highers at BBB with a good performance in Maths and Physics by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB including Maths (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.