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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme code:BEN-CIV/EEUCAS code:H296
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr. Costas Velis Contact address:C.Velis@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAA at A level including mathematics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Civil Enginering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Civil Enginering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- Through the provision of an inspirational learning environment, support the intellectual and personal development of our students in a numerate and scientific context.

- Support our students in the development of the engineering, design and transferable skills required to become professional engineers and, in doing so, equip them to undertake further self-directed learning and development to meet the long-term needs of industry and society at large.

- Provide the educational requirements (in compliance with UK-SPEC) to permit progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers and registration with ECUK as a Chartered Engineer.

Programme distinctiveness:
- The programme will develop graduates who can play a full role in delivering the responses required to address the major challenges facing global society by encouraging them to grasp new concepts, embrace new technologies and forge the future.

- The programme reflects the long-term needs of industry and society at large, both in terms of technical content and in the way in which our students’ intellectual, interpersonal and communications skills are developed.

- The programme emphasises the autonomy of the students from the outset bearing in mind that:
 Autonomy in terms of developing the capacity to learn for oneself and to identify future learning needs are important personal development goals;
 In addition to requiring a fundamental understanding and command of engineering principles, graduates are also required to be capable of self-directed learning, planning, delivery and development so that they can rapidly become useful members of a commercial and professional team;
 The independence of students is enhanced, giving them responsibility for their own learning in a supportive environment.
- The programme is research-led. This is a key strategic aim of the University and has two facets:
 The programme reflects the world-leading research expertise of the academic staff to ensure that the staff are enthused and that the students are receiving cutting-edge knowledge;
 The programme encourages and helps our students to develop a research-based learning approach (i.e. an autonomous learning ethos) from the outset.
- The programme reflects and enhances the values on which it is based, namely:
 A university education informed by both traditional and state-of-the-art scientific and mathematical fundamental principles in an environment where autonomy can be developed;
 Industrially focused with effective input from industry;
 A world-class Russell Group university with a strong sense of community;
 The course is delivered by Engineers and Scientists, for the Engineers and Scientists of the future
The MEng, BEng degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering retains the core elements of the spine degree, MEng, BEng Civil and Structural Engineering, with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in the environmental field. Common subjects dominate the scheme in the first two years with students increasingly focusing on water engineering and the engineering and management of industrial and municipal effluents and wastes in years 3 and 4.

Graduates will have a sound theoretical, practical, technical and problem solving education with which they can enter the civil engineering profession or other appropriate professional fields.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following modules:

CIVE1160Architecture and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1260Engineering Surveying and Construction Technology20 creditsSemester 2
CIVE1360Structural Design and Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1460Properties of Materials: Water, Soil, Steel and Timber20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1560Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE1665Integrated Design Project 1 (inc Design Studio 1)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following modules:

CIVE2150Structural Design 120 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2250Sustainable Engineering Solutions10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE2301Civil Engineering Materials II10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2360Structural Analysis 110 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2470Water Engineering and Geotechnics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE2560Engineering Mathematics and Modelling 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE2660Integrated Design Project 220 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE2080Transport Planning and Modelling
Pre-requisite for: CIVE3080
10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE2260Architectural History and Theory 210 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2550Highway Engineering10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE2815Building Physics 1: Fundamental Principles10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE2910Introduction to Project Management10 creditsSemester 2


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following modules:

CIVE3165Structural Design 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE3415Water Engineering10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3420Wastewater Engineering10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE3460Environmental Health Engineering in Developing Countries10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3510Foundation Engineering Fundamentals10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE3750Individual Research Project 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CIVE3860Integrated Design Project 330 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students must pass at least 2 of the modules indicated (PFP) to process into the MEng year of the programme. Otherwise they must transfer onto the MEng Civil and Structural Engineering programme.

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE3160Construction Site Fieldcourse10 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3270Architectural History and Theory 310 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3390Structural Analysis 210 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3550Railway Engineering10 creditsNot running in 201920
CIVE3555Highway Engineering 210 creditsSemester 1
CIVE3650Computational Methods for Civil Engineering10 creditsSemester 2
CIVE3820Building Physics 2: Services Design10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3135Engineering Geology10 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 13/05/2019

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