The engineers that made the world

From the rebuilding of inner cities to remarkable constructions like the Channel tunnel, the world is full of building and infrastructure projects that couldn’t happen without civil engineers. This course has been developed with input from our Industrial Advisory Panel to give a practical design-orientated course which will equip you with the skills and qualifications you need to join the construction industry.

If you intend to do a part-time degree at LSBU, we advise taking the HNC route, as it is closely integrated into our degree programmes. Year 2 of the HNC is also designed for graduates from other fields, now working in civil engineering.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.

Why study Civil Engineering at LSBU?

  • No.1 for expenditure per student amongst London modern competitors (Guardian 2019).

  • Accredited by the Engineering Council as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician.

  • Industry relevant: Our Industry Advisory Panel advises on course content.Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction and research intensity in Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019).

  • Academic progression: Progress to degree level via a part-time route.Day release route: Allows for completion of course while maintaining work commitments.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time (Jersey) 2 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years September Southwark Campus


The course explores the fundamentals of civil engineering, leaving you well prepared for entry on to the full degree programme. It covers mathematics, engineering mechanics, construction technology, and practice skills.

If you intend to do a part-time degree at LSBU, we advise taking the HNC route, as it is closely integrated into our degree programmes. Year 2 of the HNC is also designed for graduates from other fields, now working in civil engineering.

Year 1

  • Materials and geology
  • Construction practice
  • Engineering mechanics B

Year 2

  • Structures and construction technology B
  • Engineering surveying
  • Mathematics B


You'll develop a wide range of employability skills through our vocational approach to teaching and a focus on a range of technical knowledge and skills.

Graduate success stories

Recent students from this course have gone onto jobs such as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Senior Structural Technician, Civil Engineer and Network Maintenance Manager.

Continuing to degree level qualifications

If you complete this course, you will be able to apply for further study at undergraduate level, including our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering.

If you excel at HNC level, you may be offered advanced entry to the Honours degree programme, subject to meeting minimum professional experience levels.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB)

This £2.8million facility is a unique, teaching, research and demonstration resource for renewable and intelligent energy solutions.

Constructionarium for civil engineers

The Constructionarium is a national learning facility created for civil engineering undergraduates to gain a practical site experience. Spread over six days, the Constructionarium allows students to develop practical skills and establish working links with industry.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre

LSBU is helping transform the construction industry through its Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre. The BIM Centre acts as a hub for innovation, professional training, and networking amongst practice experts in the built environment sector. These facilities are used by students and for short courses.

Teaching and learning

Year Tutoring

As a Built Environment and Architecture student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have meetings with your year tutor in small groups every week throughout your course. One-on-one meetings can be arranged on request. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level EEE or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 45 Passes or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 48 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include Maths and Physical Science
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
2 years
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £4625; International fee: £6562.5
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
Jan 24, 2021
Application deadline

Sep 23, 2019

Application deadline
End Date
Jan 24, 2021