Civil engineering is one of the most diverse professions available. As a civil engineer, you’ll become involved in a wide range of activities, including planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, improving and managing the physical environment around us. You may help design transport systems, undertake the treatment and restoration of contaminated sites, enhance the energy efficiency of buildings, or design and construct iconic structures.
All degree courses within the School share a common first year of six compulsory modules. These expose you to the range of programmes offered within the School and provide a firm basis on which to specialise in later years – as well as giving you the flexibility to switch between these courses.
Our Industrial Advisory Committee and our academic partnership agreement with the Institution of Civil Engineers ensure our courses are up-to-date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry upon graduation.
Our courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which provides a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Our Architecture course is also prescribed to Part 1 by the Architects Registration Board and has been awarded Candidate Course Status for Validation to Part 1 by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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Exceptional student experience
You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll be guided through your course by your personal tutor who’ll provide academic and pastoral support. Our student support team in the School helps with anything from academic advice to timetabling and project submission enquiries.
We achieved 92% overall student satisfaction for civil engineering and 94% for architecture in the National Student Survey 2019.
Find out more about our diverse student community from example profiles of our current students and alumni.