Course Comparison

Course BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Award Bachelor of Engineering - BEng (Hons) Master of Engineering - MEng (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Entry requirements

Applicants exceeding our entry requirements may be eligible for an offer under our Engineering and Navigation Excellence Scheme.

A Level: A typical offer will be 112 points with a minimum of 2 A Levels, to include a C in A level Maths plus studying second Science/Technology subject: Applied ICT, Applied Science, Applied Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, DT (Product Design Resistant Materials), DT (Systems and Control Tech) DT Product Design (Textiles Tech), Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Further Maths/Use of, Statistics, Music Technology, Physics, Technology and Design. Excluding General Studies.

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering: DDD to include all mathematics units with Distinction. Level 3 Engineering Principles (Mandatory Module), Level 3 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Mandatory Module) and Level 3 Further Engineering Mathematics (Optional Module).
Or, where A or AS level mathematics has been achieved: DMM to include all mathematics units with Merit. (Core Maths not accepted).

New Diploma RQF: DDD, to include distinctions in level 3 engineering principles, calculus to solve engineering problems and further engineering mathematics.

Note the admissions tutor will consider DMM to include all mathematics units with merit, where a pass in A or AS level mathematics has been achieved.

12 unit QCF Diploma/RQF National – is considered alongside A/AS Level Maths

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

International Baccalaureate: 26-30 overall to include 5 at Higher Level Maths, plus a second relevant subject. (Standard Level Maths is NOT acceptable in lieu of Higher Level)
English accepted within: Higher Level = 4 Standard Level = 5
If overseas and not studying English within IB – MUST have IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element

Access to HE Diploma in Engineering: pass Access in Engineering to include 45 credits at level 3. All pure mathematics, engineering mathematics and physics credits must be passed at merit or above. Must include 21 credits (3 credits for each level 3 unit) of mathematics with a distinction.

Access to HE Diploma (other):
Pass other relevant Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Must include 33 credits at merit or above. Must include 21 credits in level 3 mathematics with distinction and 15 credits in physics, with merit or above.

Other non-A level qualifications also considered, please enquire.

Students may also apply for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year. Successful completion of the foundation year enables progression to the first year of one of our civil engineering degrees.

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Please note: We understand that many applicants remain anxious about meeting the exact terms of our standard conditional offers. We will look again at your application and revise our offer for those applicants who we continue to believe are a good match to our courses, once we have the certainty of your actual results in August. 

Applicants exceeding our entry requirements may be eligible for an offer under our Engineering and Navigation Excellence Scheme.

A Level: Typical offer will be 128 points, minimum of 2 A Levels including a B in A Level Maths plus studying second relevant subject: Applied ICT, Applied Science, Applied Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, DT (Product Design Resistant Materials), DT (Systems and Control Tech) DT Product Design (Textiles Tech), Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Further Maths/Use of, Statistics, Music Technology, Physics, Technology and Design. Excluding General Studies.

BTEC QCF Level 3 or RQF Extended Diploma in Engineering (equivalent to 3 GCE A levels): BTEC accepted in combination with an A level. BTEC DDD (to include all Maths units with Distinction) plus Grade C in A Level Maths (Core Maths not accepted).

International Baccalaureate: 30-32 overall to include 5 at Higher Level Maths and a second relevant subject

All Access courses: not accepted for MEng, unless the applicant has additional qualifications or experience. Please refer to our BEng course pages and contact a member of the Undergraduate Admission team on 01752 585858 / ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Other non-A level qualifications also considered, please enquire

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Please note: We understand that many applicants remain anxious about meeting the exact terms of our standard conditional offers. We will look again at your application and revise our offer for those applicants who we continue to believe are a good match to our courses, once we have the certainty of your actual results in August.