Course Comparison

Course MEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering MSc Civil Engineering
Award Master of Engineering - MEng (Hons) Master of Science - MSc
Duration 4 years 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Engineering School of Engineering
Entry requirements

A Level: Typical offer will be 128 points, minimum of 2 A Levels including a B in A Level Maths plus studying second relevant 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.

Applicants exceeding our entry requirements may be eligible for an offer under our Engineering and Navigation Excellence Scheme.

BTEC QCF Level 3 or RQF Extended Diploma in Engineering (equivalent to 3 GCE A levels): BTEC accepted in combination in combination with an A level. BTEC DDD (to include all Maths units with Distinction) plus Grade C in A Level Maths (Core Maths not accepted).

All Access courses: not accepted for MEng, unless the applicant has additional qualifications or experience. Please refer to our BEng course pages and contact a member of the Undergraduate Admission team on 01752 585858 / ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk  

International Baccalaureate: 30-32 overall to include 5 at Higher Level Maths and a second relevant subject.

Other non-A level qualifications also considered, please enquire.

English language requirements         

For a full list of all acceptable 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.         

You’ll need a minimum of a lower second-class BEng honours degree (2:2) in civil engineering or an upper second-class BSc honours degree (2:1) in civil engineering.

If you have considerable professional experience and can evidence an academic ability to undergraduate degree levels you may also be considered.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check your comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.