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BEng (Hons)

Civil Engineering

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Our Civil Engineering course is founded on strong industry links in a region that boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technology.

Why study with us

  • Our courses are supported by an Industry Advisory Committee with representatives from regional SME, as well as national and international companies. This ensures courses remain relevant to industry requirements; they are also very keen to meet students on project presentation days.
  • Work in the broad area of civil engineering or specialise either as a structural engineer, environmental engineer or geotechnical engineer.
  • Work on live projects with our industry partners and advance your project management skills. This will be a huge asset as you progress into more senior roles during your career.

What you'll do

  • Step out on regular field trips to see best practice projects and get hands-on experience of live projects.
  • Design projects are used to bring all aspects of civil engineering together. You'll assess real-life scenarios, from reservoirs for water supply to the design of new motorway junctions and bridges.
  • Take the opportunity to become a research intern, working with the University’s research staff during your summer vacation.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

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Take a look at our amazing Engineering Innovation Centre

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Hear from our students

The main benefit of the placement the course offers is being able to gain a practical understanding of your degree and apply knowledge to the projects you're working on.
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Sufyan Asghar
Undergraduate Engineer, Story Contracting

Trips and visits

Field trips and site visits help to bring the theory to life. Previous students have visited Tata Shapfell limestone works, the Low-Level Waste Repository, the Heron Mill hydro project and the Constructionarium.

Our students also visited Blencathra on a funded, low-carbon, three-night residential field trip. This trip focussed on local geology, environmental issues and how this influences the area's civil engineering.

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New tunnel portal showing gabion wall and masonry arch on a fully accessible trail created by re-purposing the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway.
New tunnel portal showing gabion wall and masonry arch on a fully accessible trail created by re-purposing the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway.
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Academic expertise

Civil Engineering at UCLan is committed to producing strong forward-thinking graduates who are competently able to resolve modern civil engineering challenges.

You'll be taught by teaching staff with a wide range of expertise from ground improvement to environmental clean-up through to water management and materials deformation. Research active staff incorporate their work into their teaching to transfer that knowledge to our students with industrially experienced staff bringing expertise on current industrial practices to our students.

Civil Engineering at UCLan is guided by an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) composed of industry-active civil engineers; the role of the IAC is to enable teaching and hence graduate knowledge to be relevant and pertinent to the current civil engineering industries.

You'll also learn from leading industry professionals through optional placements, guest speakers workshops, projects and our annual careers event.

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Alison Robinson
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Alison runs the civil engineering courses and acts as Athena Swan Champion for the School. Alison has taught within the environmental management, nuclear and civil engineering courses here at UCLan.

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Dr Leila Khajenoori
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Leila is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. She teaches a range of subjects in our school. Leila is also actively involved in a wide array of research relating to Hydraulic structures, Flood defence, River Engineering and Permeable Pavement. She is also involved in the CIRCLE proje…

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC


Future Careers

Successful graduates will be valued by society as the new digital pioneers of civil engineering, using modern methods of solving societal problems. 

Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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