Civil engineers are vital to the design of our built environment. From bridges, tunnels and transport systems, to buildings, flood defences and water management, their performance is fundamental to modern society.
This degree gives you a strong grounding in the design and analysis of civil engineering structures. You will develop complex problem-solving skills, gain the ability to sketch and model engineering solutions and become comfortable preparing technical reports.
As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the civil engineering industry.
WHY CIVIL ENGINEERING AT SWANSEA?
Engineering at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from far and wide.
Did you know?
- Civil Engineering at Swansea was ranked 13th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2019.
- Within six months of graduating, 97% of Civil Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE).
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a YEAR IN INDUSTRY (UCAS H202), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable workplace experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a YEAR ABROAD (UCAS H206) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
YOUR CIVIL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
Studying a modern degree with close connections to the rapidly evolving industry, you will learn about current design practices and the latest engineering standards. We will nurture your computer modelling skills by encouraging you to develop your own software to analyse real world civil engineering problems.
You will benefit from working with advanced facilities including high grade laboratories for structures teaching and materials testing.
Our fluids laboratory has a five metre experimental flume and a geomechanics laboratory. You can also use our sophisticated high speed cameras for strain analysis and 3D imaging.
CIVIL ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of the BEng Civil Engineering degree at Swansea are set on course for a range of employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
- Site Engineer
- Structural Engineer
- Town Planner
- Building Services Engineer
- Engineering Geologist
- Environmental Consultant
- Quantity Surveyor