Civil Engineering at Birmingham

Civil Engineers solve problems, design, build and maintain our living and working spaces. Here are just a few reasons why we think studying Civil Engineering at Birmingham is the right choice for you:

  • 95% of our final year students expressed overall satisfied with their course – NSS 2017
  • We support opportunities for our students to gain valuable practical experience through industrial placements, international study and RESPECT, our Industrial Recruitment Programme specifically for Civil Engineers.
  • Our programmes encourage interdisciplinary working through integrated design and project work that you undertake with your peers across the School of Engineering.

Becky has created a vlog about life as a Civil Engineering student at the University of Birmingham:


Excellent career prospects

With strong industry links and support from our dedicated Careers Network, we give you the best chance of success as a contractor, or consulting engineer in diverse civil engineering fields from energy, environmental and geotechnical to public health, railways, roads, structures and water.

Inspirational teaching

Lectures take place in our theatres which, as well as traditional whiteboard and pen, are equipped with the latest technology, including facilities to show movies, animations and molecular graphics, to record lectures and interact with 'ask the audience' style electronic voting systems. Design is at the heart of what we do, and design problems increase in complexity from the first year, where you will learn the importance of good conceptual design, until the third year, which sees you spending about half your time working on a real engineering problem provided by our industrial advisers.

Social atmosphere and engaged students

The student-led society CivSoc runs numerous social, as well as career enhancing events, every term. They also promote jobs and placement opportunities from a range of companies they work closely with. One of the highlights of their year is a massive end of year summer trip for students.

We also have a student-led Facebook group for all offer holders that lets you meet other applicants, as well as finding out more about what it's like to study Civil Engineering at Birmingham. If you haven't already joined, why not join us now?