NCE spoke to a sample of universities last week to find out how the new entry requirements had affected their civil engineering intake for 1999/2000. The figures quoted are provisional and subject to change.
Glasgow's combined intake for its MEng/BEng course is expected to be eight up on last year's BEng, while figures of just over 70 at University College London were about the same as last year's.
Oxford Brookes has seen the number of its BEng recruits drop from 60 to less than 50. At Salford the number has gone from 45 to 34, while at Hertfordshire intake has slipped from the high 20s to the low 20s. City University's BEng last year attracted around 30 recruits. This year City expects 10 for its new MEng course and 20 for the BEng.
Paisley University expects more than 30 for its non-accredited BEng degree which is about five down on last year's accredited BEng. At Abertay, last year's figure of 20 dropped to just five. Entry to the MEng/BEng/HND courses at Portsmouth has fallen to 80 from 100. Head of department Professor Brian Lee said: 'Next year we are going to need more than 80 but I don't think we'll get it.'
IEng recruits have risen at Abertay from 5 to 15 this year, but have gone down at Hertfordshire from 11 to 10. City University's new IEng course has attracted five students. Salford University expects 14 for its new IEng course - a slight increase.