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.
Beyond the theory
Trip spotlightBlencathra, Lake District
Our low carbon, funded three night residential field trip to Blencathra focussed on the local geology and environmental issues and how this influences the areas civil engineering.
Students had a go at practical hydrology and measuring urban traffic issues, working towards generating viable solutions.
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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 advanced facilities in our Engineering Innovation Centre – including a composites lab, additive manufacturing lab, rapid prototyping, high performance computing and more.
- Access our materials laboratory testing the properties of materials used in civil engineering, as well as our fluid and thermodynamics laboratory, and computer-aided design (CAD) suites featuring the latest 3D design software.
- We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us 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.
What can I do with a civil engineering degree?
After graduating, you'll be the new digital pioneers of civil engineering. You'll use modern methods of solving societal problems. You will have the skills to work in an eclectic, dynamic environment with many routes to gain employment. This could be within either the broad area of civil engineering or specialist disciplines.
Some of the careers you could have after completing a civil engineering degree are:
- Design engineer
- Consulting civil engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- CAD technician
- Contracting civil engineer
- Site engineer
- Building control surveyor
- Structural engineer