Civil Engineering - 2017 Entry

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    Is anyone applying for civil engineering at university?
    If so, what universities are you applying for and why?
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    (Original post by Glib)
    Is anyone applying for civil engineering at university?
    If so, what universities are you applying for and why?
    I want to but what would you be doing in uni, practical work? Written work? learning sort of maths? Textbook?

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    (Original post by Fish40)
    I want to but what would you be doing in uni, practical work? Written work? learning sort of maths? Textbook?

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    Mainly applied maths/physics, with the use of specialist software thrown in as well, assessed mainly via exams, with reports/projects used also.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Mainly applied maths/physics, with the use of specialist software thrown in as well, assessed mainly via exams, with reports/projects used also.
    Oh ok. Do you learn from lectures only ?

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    (Original post by Fish40)
    Oh ok. Do you learn from lectures only ?

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    It's like any other degree: you have lectures where material is covered but ultimately your learning is up to you. You can (and should) supplement your learning via books, journals and other material too if you want to.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's like any other degree: you have lectures where material is covered but ultimately your learning is up to you. You can (and should) supplement your learning via books, journals and other material too if you want to.
    Oh ok thanks, last question please, what does a civil engineer actually do? Do they do the job of a builder? Or design what the building/house etc. is going to look like? Or the physics behind it so it is stable and more affordable? .
    I'm still finding what i like?

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    (Original post by Fish40)
    Oh ok thanks, last question please, what does a civil engineer actually do? Do they do the job of a builder? Or design what the building/house etc. is going to look like? Or the physics behind it so it is stable and more affordable? .
    I'm still finding what i like?

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    A civil engineer is not a builder.

    https://www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-p...l-engineers-do

    https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...ob-description

    https://www.theguardian.com/careers/...il-engineer-do

    See the above links on what a civil engineer does. I can't really help too much in this regard as I'm not a civil engineer.
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    2017 here!

    University of Strathclyde
    University of Edinburgh
    Cardiff University
    Queen's University Belfast
    University of Glasgow


    I should get a predicted of 37-39 IB points (EU applicant)


    Im maybe gonna apply to UCD in Ireland as well. Dublin is quite pricey tho for rent.

    Edited for updated info
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    I studied English Lang/Lit combined, Law and Economics are A level obtaining the grades ABB and am now currently studying Economics at university but I am having second thoughts about my degree. Engineering has always interested me particularly environmental and I do regret not having taken science and maths A levels. At GCSE I obtained As in Physics and Biology and a B in Maths, would I fair well on a foundation year with these grades or is it likely that I'd fail. The university I would like to study at is Swansea University which asks for BCC-BBB for the integrated foundation year. Thanks.
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    (Original post by kyledavies97)
    I studied English Lang/Lit combined, Law and Economics are A level obtaining the grades ABB and am now currently studying Economics at university but I am having second thoughts about my degree. Engineering has always interested me particularly environmental and I do regret not having taken science and maths A levels. At GCSE I obtained As in Physics and Biology and a B in Maths, would I fair well on a foundation year with these grades or is it likely that I'd fail. The university I would like to study at is Swansea University which asks for BCC-BBB for the integrated foundation year. Thanks.
    If you've already achieved an A in GCSE physics and are studying degree level economics, which I understand is very mathematical, perhaps as much so as engineering, I would think you have the ability to learn the concepts and material covered in the degree.

    Best confirm with the university the route you'd require to take, though.
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    Another 2017 here! Only applying for masters courses and got offers from Bath (A*AA), Plymouth (BBC with my B in English lit as) and Heriot-Watt (BBB). Just waiting on Exeter and Bristol now, it's only been two weeks though.
    Did anyone else here do a Headstart or Smallpiece course? I was on the Plymouth civil and marine and the Coventry structural courses this year
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    have firmed bath for the meng civil and architectural course
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    If anyone wants to ask questions about what the subject is like then feel free to fire away. I study at Surrey (first year) though what my teaching and content will involve will differ to other unis so please take that into account when you ask me a question.
 
 
 
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