School of Civil Engineering

Studying Civil Engineering

Two of our students tell us what made them decide on Civil Engineering. Visit our video page for more videos, and to see this one in higher definition.

Civil Engineering awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Award


Welcome to Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the key to many of the issues affecting our lives today. Civil engineers solve problems, design, build and maintain our living and working spaces. You might design a new stadium, work on a local by-pass or railway line, assess a damaged structure, provide immediate and safe drinking water to a refugee camp, or manage a multi-million pound construction project.



The recent national review of research quality reported that 65% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and almost all of our research activity (95%) is recognised internationally.