Prepare for an exciting and challenging career in the construction industry with our Civil Engineering course. The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BEng (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins your degree. Civil engineers build power stations, bridges and motorways. On this course, you’ll gain the technical, managerial, economic, theoretical and environmental skills to enable you to apply yourself to both the management and design of civil engineering projects. You will also develop the key transferrable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our strong links to industry enable you to apply your learning to problem-based scenarios in order to develop your intellectual and practical abilities. You will learn about hydraulics, examining how water flows and drives turbines, and your studies will be enhanced through site visits, field trips and guest lectures. The course meets the specific requirements of professional bodies, enabling you to progress in your career as a civil engineer. It’s an exciting time to study in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. This means that there are many opportunities, now and in the future, for those working in the built environment. Also, in 2017, we are spending £8.7 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities so you’ll have even more access to dedicated, industry-standard equipment.