Course Comparison

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Engineering - BEng (Hons)
2 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Part-time Full-time
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City College Plymouth Plymouth
City College Plymouth School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Entry requirements
A level: A typical offer will be 112 points with a minimum of 2 A levels, to include a C in A level Maths plus studying second Science/Technology subject: Applied ICT, Applied Science, Applied Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, DT (Product Design Resistant Materials), DT (Systems and Control Tech) DT Product Design (Textiles Tech), Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Further Maths/Use of, Statistics, Music Technology, Physics, Technology and Design. Excluding General Studies.
BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering: DDD to include all mathematics units with Distinction. Level 3 Engineering Principles (Mandatory Module), Level 3 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Mandatory Module) and Level 3 Further Engineering Mathematics (Optional Module).
Or, where A or AS level mathematics has been achieved: DMM to include all mathematics units with Merit. (Core Maths not accepted).
New Diploma RQF: DDD, to include distinctions in level 3 engineering principles, calculus to solve engineering problems and further engineering mathematics.
12 unit QCF Diploma/RQF National – is considered alongside A/AS level mathematics.
International Baccalaureate: 28-32 overall to include 4 at Higher Level Maths, plus studying a second relevant subject. (Standard Level Maths is not acceptable instead of Higher Level). GCSE Maths and English equivalent: Higher Level grade 4, Standard Level grade 5. If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element.
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering: Pass Access in Engineering/Maths with 45 credits at level 3 to include 21 credits in Maths with Distinction plus a further 12 credits in a second relevant subject at Merit or above.
Access to HE Diploma (other): Pass other relevant Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3. Must include 33 credits at Merit or above. Must include 21 credits in level 3 maths with Distinction and 15 credits in physics with Merit or above. 
Other non-A level qualifications also considered, please enquire.
Students may also apply for the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year. Successful completion of the foundation year enables progression to the first year of one of our civil engineering degrees.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
Please note: We understand that many applicants remain anxious about meeting the exact terms of our standard conditional offers. We will look again at your application and revise our offer for those applicants who we continue to believe are a good match to our courses, once we have the certainty of your actual results in August.