Civil and Railway Engineering BEng

Continuing your studies for a 3rd year on our Civil and Railway Engineering BEng is a fantastic opportunity to boost your career prospects and learn from global experts involved in exciting research.

Our stimulating BEng degree programme enables you to build on your theoretical and practical skills gained during the Foundation Degree. You will complete an accredited BEng degree on the University of Birmingham campus, enjoy learning in our state-of-the-art School of Engineering building, benefit from the expertise in our Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, and immerse yourself in a research project. As part of the University student community, you will have access to the huge range of extracurricular activities including more than 500 student societies ranging from sport to politics; to the arts to culture; to gaming to engineering!

What will I study?

Joining Year 3 of the BEng allows you to develop further as your specialisation increases. You can tailor your study towards your interests through individual projects. We aim to challenge your innovative, creative, technical, management and presentation skills to bring together all your learning.

All final-year students will also ‘go it alone’ in a supported research project where you develop an understanding of an area that particularly interests you. You will have an individual supervisor throughout the research project and may work with their research team for additional support.

Fees and Entry Requirements

The tuition fee for this third year with the University of Birmingham is £9,250. In order to be eligible to progress onto the BEng you will need to pass the foundation degree with an overall average of at least 40%.

Why is accreditation important?

An accredited degree provides employers with assurances that you have the qualities they seek.

BEng (Hons) degree Accredited CEng (Partial). This degree is accredited as:

  1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

Our degree programmes are also accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers and are compatible with the latest guidelines for professional engineering registration. Further details on the JBM site.

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For further information about the BEng third year option after your Foundation Degree studies please contact


Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2022. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.