Civil Engineering

Immerse yourself in the concepts and applications of the building blocks of civil engineering on our industry led courses.

Founded with strong industry links, our civil engineering courses are different in respect of our unique location, situated in a region which boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technological-advanced organisations.

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  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School of Engineering, enabling women students to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

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Attend our Open Day and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences, speak to academics and get a feel for life at UCLan.

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Why choose us?

  • Our Civil Engineering course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and also by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council.

  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

  • You’ll also benefit from speakers from the Institution of Civil Engineering and related institutions and from workshops delivered by regional and national contributors.
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Outside of the classroom

Our civil engineering courses offer a range of placements, trips and visits.


Our Civil Engineering courses offer a wide variety of placements


You will visit real world examples of civil engineering

Future Careers and Opportunities

Successful graduates will be valued by society as the new digital pioneers of civil engineering, using modern methods of solving societal problems. You will be equipped to work in an eclectic, dynamic environment with many routes to gain employment, within either the broad area of civil engineering or specialist disciplines such as a structural engineer, transportation engineer, environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer or engineering hydrologist.

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