|Tuition fee type||Cost (per annum)|
|Full-time industrial placement year fee:||£1007 per annum*|
|Part-time tuition fee:||£6,935 per annum*|
*Subject to yearly increases
About your course
Graduate as a Chartered Engineer with a fully accredited Masters-level qualification by completing the MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University.
- Accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities
- Stepping stone to a varied career with UK and overseas employment opportunities
Many of our civil engineering students obtain employment before the end of their final academic year.
Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience
Optional modules allow part-time students to integrate their theoretical learning with their work experience under the guidance of work place mentor and LJMU supervisor.
Support and guidance
Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support
Throughout the course you will have the support of a personal tutor who can provide one-to-one guidance and advice on course-related issues.
The MEng in Civil Engineering gives you plenty of opportunities to apply your studies to real situations, supported by employers from industry who provide case studies and suggestions for projects and on the year-long work placement should you take this option.
If you are interested in creating the structures that support life's basic needs for water, flood control, hospitals, recreation and transport, the Civil Engineering degree at LJMU is a good place to start.
Civil Engineers design, plan and manage civil and environmental projects from concept to realisation, considering structural problems and aesthetics as well as the environmental and economic impacts.
They need to be competent technically, practical in outlook and capable of giving professional advice on a variety of subjects ranging from design to construction and site management.
What is an integrated master's (MEng) programme?
The MEng in Civil Engineering and Construction Management is an integrated master's degree. This means that it combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course.
What are the benefits of completing an MEng degree?
- You will graduate with a Master's level degree without having to apply for an MSc course
- You will gain a depth of specialist knowledge and experience highly sought after by employers
- You will enjoy excellent career prospects and expect to command higher salaries than graduates with a BEng
Why study civil engineering at LJMU?
LJMU's civil engineering programmes are delivered by the Department of Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading research departments for built environment and sustainability research. LJMU is also ranked in the top 15 higher education institutions working in this field. This research directly informs all of LJMU's civil engineering programmes, so you can be confident that your studies will reflect ongoing developments and innovation in this exciting field.
The Department's programmes are designed to develop innovative and creative professionals equipped to react to the challenges of the modern global built environment. Staff provide excellent levels of support to ensure you reach your full potential.
Furthermore, extensive links with professional bodies and industry mean you will enjoy a wide range of opportunities for professional skills. That's why our students enjoy excellent career prospects after they graduate.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
The following themes will be studied:
- Engineering Mathematics
- Structures and Materials
- Surveying and CAD
- Study skills and design will be developed through project
- Applied Mathematics
- Structural Analysis and Design
- Highways and Transportation
- Water Engineering
- Professional practice developed through projects
- Work based learning
- Advanced Materials
- River and Coastal Engineering
- Highways Design
- Advanced Geotechnics and Design
- Research Project
- Structural Design and Risk Management
- Work based learning
- Engineering Design Project
- Structural and Earthquake Engineering
- Sustainable Infrastructure
- Professional Practice and Work Based Learning
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.Programme specification document (PDF)
Teaching and learning
Excellent facilities and learning resources
Teaching on the course is via a combination of lectures, laboratory work, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions, combined with your own research using our library and the web. You will spend one full day at Liverpool John Moores University per week, plus a few occasional additional days (in particular there is a 4 day surveying field course at level 5). You will also be expected to spend time in private study, and in integrating your theory with practical knowledge through your work place. in private study.
Expert tuition and support
All of your lecturers are dedicated to providing you with the best opportunities to develop your skills in Civil Engineering. Your lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds, most with several years' experience within the Civil Engineering Industry. They will pass on their practical knowledge of the industry to you. Your lecturers also carry internationally recognised research into water, highways and structural engineering. Being at the forefront of research, your lecturers will help you to develop into the top Civil Engineers of the future.
Assessment and feedback
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose
We recognise that all students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group). Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Blackboard (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements
Minimum points required from qualifications
Application and selection
GCSE and equivalents
- Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
- Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
- Subject specific requirements: While Mathematics 'A' level is not a requirement, students would benefit from having either AS in mathematics or an 'A' level in a subject with some mathematical content
- Is general studies acceptable? No
- Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Average A Level offer: ABB
- Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
- BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Diploma subjects / grades required: To the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications.
- Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Not acceptable
- Further information: Not applicable
- International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points
- Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Grades / subjects required: Applicants should be studying at least three subjects at Higher Level
Additional entry requirement information
No interview required (UCAS application form only)IELTS
6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)Can this course be deferred?
YesIs a DBS check required?
NoIs RPL accepted on this programme? International requirements
Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Finance and fees
Find out more about the student funding available from LJMU as well as government grants and loans and targeted support for students with children/dependants or disabilities.
Different funding arrangements will apply if you are from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or other countries in the EU. If you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you will still be eligible for loans for tuition fees as well as grants and/or bursaries plus loans for living costs. It's just that the amounts available may be different to those stated here as these apply to applicants who live in England.
LJMU's scholarships are open to all full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, and if successful you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course worth between £1,000 and £10,000. This money does not need to be repaid and it's up to you to decide what you want to spend it on.
LJMU bursaries are means-tested, which means your household income must be below a certain level in order for you to qualify for this funding.
The money you receive does not have to be repaid and is intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student. You will receive a bursary for each year of your course providing you still meet the eligibility criteria.
In line with most universities, LJMU charges an annual tuition fee of £9,250 for most of our degrees.
If you opt to complete a foundation year as part of your degree, your first year tuition fee will be £7,700.
The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront when you enrol.
Instead you can take out a tuition fee loan, which doesn't have to be repaid until after you leave LJMU and start earning over the threshold. Currently the threshold is £21,000 for students resident in England.
As long as you have not been to University before and meet the residency rules both full and part-time students are eligible to apply for tuition fee loans.
For more information on tuition fee loans, go to: www.gov.uk/student-finance
LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at LJMU. Our programmes have no hidden costs and your tuition fee covers all expenses associated with your core modules, including:
- Safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
- Uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placement students (if applicable)
- UK field trips
- Educational visits
- Student exchanges
- Criminal Records Bureau checks
- Professional sector regulatory body membership
- Governing body awards
In addition to your tuition fees, eligible students can also choose to take out a maintenance loan for each year of your course to help you meet the costs of being a student.
The money will have to be paid back but only after you leave LJMU and starting earning over the income threshold, currently £21,000 for those resident in England.
Part-time students are not eligible to take out these loans.
For more information on student loans, go to:www.gov.uk/student-finance
Paying back your student loans
Any loans you take out while studying will be added together into one loan account. This means that when you start paying back your student loans, you will only make one affordable monthly payment. This monthly repayment will be the same regardless of how many loans you have taken out. That’s because your repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you borrowed from the Student Loans Company.
The current threshold for students normally resident in England is £21,000. Once your income goes over this threshold your employer will start taking repayments from your salary just like tax and national insurance. If your income falls below £21,000 your repayments will stop.
Graduates in Civil Engineering have little difficulty in securing employment; in fact many students receive a number of job offers.
Many of you will want to stay with your current employer, but some may move on to other employment at some stage in your career development. Career opportunities are varied and interesting. Civil engineers may work on site, or in office-based design work either in civil engineering practices or in local authorities, government agencies or non-governmental organisations. There are good opportunities for work overseas and in the UK on projects such as tall buildings, football stadia, bridges, roads and water treatment works.
If you decide not to pursue a civil engineering career, you will find that the transferable skills gained on the course are highly valued in many other fields of employment.
New for 2017 – CareerSmart programme
All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.
The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.
Professional accreditation / links
This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The accrediting body is the Joint Board of Moderators for the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Please see www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
Ultimately, with relevant work experience, the degree can lead to the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer (CEng) and the equivalent European Qualification of EurIng.
This well-regarded course is consistently praised by employers and graduates are highly regarded and much sought after.
Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes