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Our programmes are specially designed and curated in partnership with the University of Portsmouth. The university ranks among the top 21 universities in the UK (according to the Guardian University Guide 2020) and has earned a gold rating under the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Our programmes are also supported by our founding partner PSB Academy.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering (International)

Academic pathway

Diploma —> Final Year Top-Up Bachelor’s Degree (1 Year) —> Employment or Further Studies (Master’s Degree 1.5 Years)


  • Engineering diploma holders from HND, SQA, polytechnics, NCC, and others

Final Year Top-Up Bachelor’s Degree (1 Year)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering (International)

Employment or Further Studies (Master’s Degree 1.5 Years)

  • After the accomplishment of your bachelor’s degree, take up exciting job opportunities at leading multinational companies, or further your studies by enrolling into one of our master programmes.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering (International) programme covers areas of study related to the fundamentals of engineering which underpin the shaping, building, maintaining and expansion of societies. Topics include the design, construction, and process management of structures and infrastructure including bridges, dams, roads, tunnels and transport networks. The programme aims to provide opportunities to unravel the workings behind engineering feats that shape our built environment and cityscapes. Enrollment into this programme prepares you for a career in civil engineering especially in industries of structural design engineering, and construction project management.

Core modules

Professional Development 3
Project Evaluation and Development
Project Management for Civil Engineers
Design of Structural Elements
Structural Analysis and Design
Research Methods and Individual Project

What you will learn and experience

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Analyse case studies, and discuss solutions and views in lectures, seminars and workshops;
  • Meet with our industry leaders at organized talks and site visits, and have the opportunity to work on internships;
  • Apply theories and skills to address real issues at the workplace, as part of Chindwin-PSB’s partnership with industry partners.

Course duration

1 year, 276 contact hours

Career opportunities

Graduates will have the opportunity to secure roles in fields/areas such as:

  • Civil engineering (e.g. Structural Design Engineer, Graduate Project Engineer, Graduate Project Coordinator)
  • Site engineering (e.g. Construction Site Engineer)
  • Project management (e.g. positions in Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Contractual Management in Tendering and Procurement)

What you will learn

  • Analyse and learn about the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures;
  • Apply principles, theories, skills and knowledge to real-life situations curated in partnership with Chindwin-PSB’s local and global organisational partners.

Possible route options upon completion

  • Civil/structural engineering
  • Site engineering
  • Project management

Lillie Rodriquez

Our Student

Studying at Chindwin-PSB’s Civil Engineering Top-up Programme has been an enriching experience. I have had learnt a lot from the lecturers who come from different cultures and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. I have had also the privilege of using the campus’ facilities which are of modern and world-class standards. In particular, the Learning Resource Center is well-equipped and has served me well in my research undertakings.