It takes a mix of technical, analytical, managerial and practical skills to succeed as a civil engineer, which this BSc course can nurture.
Civil engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. This course supports a career in the design or construction of civil and structural engineering projects.
Your studies are underpinned by three core course themes, which are carefully balanced across all years of the course, centred on specific technical knowledge, construction practice and skills development through group project work.
We aim to provide an insight into the full breadth of design and construction disciplines that collaborate in the multidisciplinary construction industry. Full-time students also have the potential to benefit from the practical experience brought to the course by part-time students already working in industry.
Throughout the three years of study, we will cover the principles and practice of civil engineering within a global context, including structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnics, highways and surveying, construction and project management, hydraulics and water engineering.
Why choose this course?
The emphasis of this course is the application of theory to engineering practice and management, giving you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to go straight into the industry.
International experience opportunities
Civil engineering is a global industry and the course attracts students from around the world including Europe, China, Africa, India, Brunei, Malaysia and the Middle East. The content of the course continuously refers to the international context in which civil engineering takes place. You will join students from many different nationalities and cultures, which will give an international perspective to your studies and future career as an engineer.
We currently have links with universities in Malaysia, Oman, Canada and the European Union. These provide opportunities for student exchanges and joint student projects.
As a successful graduate of this course you will meet the full educational requirements to be able to work as an Incorporated Engineer in the construction industry, usually for a contractor, design consultant or local authority.