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Course delivery is a combination of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of mainstream civil engineering. You’ll also develop your reflective skills and professional development planning through the ‘Professional Skills’ module and your personal development log.
In later years, you move on to modern topics such as innovative construction materials as well as advanced subjects including water infrastructure engineering and risk and financial management. You will work on your individual research project in your third year and your group design project in your MEng final year.
Our civil engineering degrees are delivered by a diverse team of academic staff. This means you’ll be learning from a teaching team with both scientific knowledge and industrial experience. There will also be guest lectures from our industry partners and civil engineering site visits.
Study will combine lectures, tutorials and seminars, laboratory work, computer modelling, field work, self-study, research reports and project work.
Many of our civil engineering graduates begin their careers with contractors and consultants working on large infrastructure projects such as:
Some go on to jobs with multinational and local government agencies or major firms of consulting engineers. Others specialise in:
Opting for the year in industry during your civil engineering degree may lead to a job offer from your placement company.
A civil engineer has a rewarding and varied career. A degree in civil engineering will set you up with innovative and transferable knowledge and you will be ready to face the engineering challenges of the modern world.