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Hi I'm thinking of studying civil engineering. I don't do physics but I do take maths. what are the chances of me being accepted? I'm thinking of applying to bath Nottingham Loughborough UWE Bristol and Leeds but no sure whether the not doing physics will put them off giving me an offer
Hey @emmarina,

It's great to hear that you're looking to study Civil Engineering. I noticed you mentioned Loughborough, so I wanted to comment.

You can find entry requirements for our Civil Engineering BEng course here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/civil-engineering-beng/

If you'd like more clarification on the entry requirements, feel free to contact the school who delivers this course at Loughborough by emailing [email protected].

I hope I have helped in some way and I wish you all the best with your application! Please don't hesitate to reply if you have any further questions.

- Lindsay :smile:
Original post by emmarina
Hi I'm thinking of studying civil engineering. I don't do physics but I do take maths. what are the chances of me being accepted? I'm thinking of applying to bath Nottingham Loughborough UWE Bristol and Leeds but no sure whether the not doing physics will put them off giving me an offer

It really depends on what they say in their entry requirements. Have you even googled for this?
Whilst civil engineering can use physics, it's often not a concrete requirement, but maths definitely is.

Loughborough says it's not necessay, but it's beneficial to have a second science: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/civil-engineering-beng/

For Bath, it's not a requirement to have physics, but you need high grades (same grade requirements for both MEng and BEng courses): https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2023/civil-engineering/meng-civil-engineering/#entry-requirements
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2023/civil-engineering/beng-civil-engineering/#entry-requirements

For Nottingham, it's not a requirement to have physics, but it's a preferred subject over a second accepted subject in any of the following: physics (preferred), economics, psychology, 3D design, chemistry, biology, design and technology, geography, geology, computing or further maths. See the following: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Civil-Engineering-MEng#requirements, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Civil-Engineering-BEng#requirements

At Leeds, it's not a required subject: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i445/civil-engineering-meng-beng#section3

At UWE Bristol, it's not a required subject: https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/H29C/civil-engineering#entry, https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/H290/civil-engineering#entry

So other than Nottingham, I would doubt you would have that much trouble getting in during a very competitive year for civil engineering course. Civil engineering is not amongst the most popular of degree subjects, so I would doubt it would be that competitive in any given year. In all likelihood, I don't think you would have that much issue with getting into any of the universities of your choices listed above so long you get the right grades.
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Thank you for your reply, do you know what the acceptance rate is for this course?
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Thanks you very much
Original post by emmarina
Thank you for your reply, do you know what the acceptance rate is for this course?


Look at the following website: https://www.admissionreport.com/search?q=civil+engineering&school=any

I am not going through all courses for all 5 universities again.
Original post by MindMax2000
Whilst civil engineering can use physics, it's often not a concrete requirement


An excellent pun
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We’re you successful in the end?
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Original post by Lazychu
We’re you successful in the end?


Yes I was in the end so I'm going to Nottingham
Hi there,

It will depend on the univeristy requirements. For Bath you need a strong performance in maths but do not need to study physics, you can find the requirements here:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-2023/civil-engineering/beng-civil-engineering/#entry-requirements

While physics does help with the course, the university does not require it and therefore, they will teach anything you need to know from physics at the university level so you wont be at a disadvantage.

Most of all universities are looking for an interest in civil engineering. You can show this in your personal statement by talking about any relevant experience, any reading you have done or places you have visited which is relevant to civil engineering. You can also show this in your interview (if this is part of the process as sometimes is not necessary).

Overall, you're not at a disadvantage for not having studied physics - there are lots of subject choices that are actually very helpful to the course such as art, geography or history etc.

Hope this helped,

- Sophie (uni of Bath)

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