BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Top-up)

Key Details

  • Available at:
  • Course type:
    Degrees (Higher Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Part-time, Full-time
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Construction and the Built Environment
  • Course Length:

    1-2 years

  • UCAS Codes:
  • Awarding Body:
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual:

Course Description

Are you looking to advance your career in the civil engineering industry? If you have already completed the Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto Level 6 and gain a full honours degree. The course is designed in accordance with local industry needs, and gives you the opportunity to enhance your career and promotion options.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.


Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Additional Costs

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

  • Materials for independent study, such as laptop or desktop computer
  • Textbooks that are considered essential reading
  • External visits such as construction sites, city centres, monuments, stadia, museums/galleries/exhibitions.
  • Software to be able to work from home
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), budget estimate £30 - £150
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Apps which are generally free but have costs for upgraded versions


More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Start date


Entry Criteria

Language Requirement

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 6, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)

Academic Requirements

Entry onto level 6 will be direct for those progressing students from the GLLM Construction or Civil Engineering Foundation Degree to the respective GLLM Bachelor Degree (Hons), Construction or Civil Engineering, after successful completion of the foundation degree.

Entry onto level 6, for external applicants, will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLLM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 120 credits per level in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy).

For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements, we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL) in accordance with GLLM regulations and policies.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)


  • Full-time: 1 year, 2 days per week (typically 9am-5pm)
  • Part-time: 2 years, 1 day per week (typically 9am-5pm)


For specific course enquiries, please contact:

Dave Roberto (Programme Leader):

Suzanne Eckersley (Administration):

For general enquiries about our degrees, please contact:


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Individual portfolios
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Dissertation


Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.


After completing the BEng (Hons) degree, you can proceed to further postgraduate and professional study, gaining an MEng, MSc or becoming a Chartered Professional.

You could also seek enhanced responsibilities in your current job. Many students take this course part-time whilst working with Managers as a trainee. Upon completion of the course they may develop their career and move into a full role.

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

This Degree aims to build on the expertise that you gained through the Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering.

During the course, you will expand your knowledge of engineering and mathematic principles along with the structure of soil mechanics. You will also develop knowledge of sustainability and conservation within the sector.

The course has been designed to focus on the education and training of Civil Engineers for a variety of technical roles. The course aims to meet the engineering industry's need for appropriately qualified staff by building on your current expertise.

As well as learning about theoretical aspects of engineering, you will understand how to apply them to practical, workplace situations. You will look at solving problems and dealing with unpredictable situations in engineering contexts, and you will develop your ability to take on managerial responsibility.

The course will enable you to understand principles of engineering and how they have developed. It will also enhance your skills of analysing information, communicating clear arguments and working independently.

Unit Information

For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.

Level 6

Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to enable students to choose a topic that was part of their undergraduate learning on the programme and propose it as a research dissertation. (Presentation 20%, Dissertation 80%)

Production Management (20 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the processes involved in organising and controlling on site resources. (Presentation 25%, Report 75%)

Sustainability and Innovation (20 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to cover the concept of sustainability and its interpretation by the different stakeholders involved. (Report x 2 80%, Research poster 20%)

Soil Mechanics, Retaining and Substructures (20 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to enable students to be confident in soil analysis and the parameters required for the design of structural elements within British and European standards and codes of practice. (Case Study x 2 100%)

Structural Detailing (20 credits, compulsory)

This module will allow the students to use the knowledge gained in the level 4 module Structural Analysis and level 5 module Engineering Mathematics and Structures and apply it to real life applications in order to design structural elements of buildings and infrastructure. (Case Study 50%, Practical 50%)

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Full Time

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Part Time

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