UCAS code: H200
The typical offer is likely to be:
SQA Highers: ABBB, or more if two sittings, to include Mathematics at Grade A, plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Technological Studies.
GCE A Levels: ABB, in one sitting, to include Mathematics, plus either Physics (preferably), Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma to include Mathematics Higher Level at Grade 5, Physics Higher Level or Design and Technology Higher Level at Grade 5, plus one further Higher Level subject at Grade 5.
All applicants must also meet our general university entry requirements - including SQA, GCSE, or equivalent English language requirements.
For direct entry to second year the minimum requirements must be exceeded, including the following:
SQA Advanced Highers: AA to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Technological Studies plus Highers at AB in two other subjects.
GCE A Levels: A*AA in one sitting to include Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology), or AAA in one sitting to include Mathematics, Further Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Design & Technology (excluding Food Technology).
IB: 38 points overall and award of IB Diploma with three Higher Level subjects at Grade 6 to include Mathematics and one from Physics or Design and Technology.
Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).
Civil & Environmental Engineering involves the application of scientific knowledge and technical skill to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all major forms of infrastructure. Civil and environmental engineers shape our environment by providing protection from the extremes of nature such as flood and drought, ensuring the supply of water and energy, providing transport links and constructing places to live and work.
At Edinburgh the discipline includes knowledge of the latest developments in traditional areas such as transport, tunnels, bridges, buildings and dams, but also includes many emerging areas such as fire behaviour and its influence on structures, water security, mitigating the environmental impacts of major projects, managing the construction of mega-projects, advanced geotechnical investigations, novel structural materials, and disaster analysis and prevention.
Our Industrial Advisory Board includes senior representatives from top engineering companies and government agencies and ensures that our teaching keeps pace with the latest developments in civil engineering practice. We also offer an industrial mentoring scheme that allows students to meet and interact with graduates of around five years working in industry.
This degree is accredited as:
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
Find out more about the tuition fees for this programme.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012