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Civil engineering

Civil engineering student Virtue Igbokwuwe, a young Black woman, works on a design at a desk in our campus building, immersed in her work
Use creativity and technical expertise to come up with innovative solutions to society's pressing challenges. Design and build structures and systems to meet our energy, transport, water and other essential needs.

Civil engineers develop new design methods, materials and construction techniques to help fix problems the world faces. On our civil engineering courses, learn while doing practical project work using our design studios and materials, geotechnics and large structures testing labs. Our graduates make a difference in roles at organisations such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Transport for London.

Civil engineering courses

The civil engineering courses you can choose, including degrees in architectural engineering, energy and transportation engineering.

Undergraduate courses


Student stories

Our research makes a difference

Civil engineering researchers are helping to build a more sustainable future.


Helping students develop into the next generation of engineers is a great part of my job. I share my industry experiences to help you find your own passion and direction.
Prof Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
I work closely with students on the vital question of how to design and build infrastructure and buildings so they use as little energy as possible.
Associate Professor
I’ve pioneered the livestreaming of on-campus teaching sessions to allow you to join remotely and interact with academics in real-time.
Associate Professor


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