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Civil and maritime engineering

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Learn the theory and practical skills to design, build and maintain structures and systems on land or at sea. From ships to transport networks to green energy solutions, civil and maritime engineers are crucial to a sustainable society.

Whether you choose a civil or maritime engineering course, you'll benefit from the expertise of our research-active academics. Through project work you'll use your design and problem-solving skills to tackle real-world issues. And you'll use our extensive laboratories, workshops and other facilities to put your learning into action. Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Balfour Beatty, Ministry of Defence and Lloyd's Register.

  • 4th
    in UK for civil engineering
  • Scholarship for civil engineering students

    Bursary and work placements included in SUCCESS scheme

  • 100%
    of ship science students satisfied with course quality

    National Student Survey 2021

Civil and maritime engineering courses

Undergraduate courses

Civil and maritime engineering facilities

Study highlights

Our research makes a difference


I've worked on construction schemes worldwide, including the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi National Stadium.
Associate Professor
By harnessing intelligent technology, next-generation engineered systems will unlock ocean resources more efficiently.
Prof Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
The complex interaction of the maritime environment with ships, yachts, floating platforms or swimmers is endlessly fascinating.
Head of Department


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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