School of Computing and Engineering

Civil and environmental engineering

  • No. 1 University in London for overall student satisfaction in Civil Engineering, according to the National Student Survey 2017
  • No. 1 in the UK for student satisfaction - The Complete University Guide 2018
  • No. 1 in the UK for students satisfaction with assessment - Guardian League Table 2018
  • Top 10 in the UK for students satisfaction with teaching and the course - Guardian League Table 2018

A student in the geotechnics labCivil and environmental engineering is a diverse and dynamic field and encompasses much of what defines modern civilisation. This oldest engineering discipline impacts society by advancing civilisation and quality of life. Civil and environmental engineering is a critical component in supporting the global economy, securing the health and safety of diverse communities, maintaining and enhancing the environment, and overall quality of life.

What's it about?

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering courses incorporate design and construction of structures, engineering transportation and also covers less visible aspects of the profession including fluid mechanics, environmental protection and sustainable design.

Who's it for?

This course is for you if you are looking for an exciting profession in which, at the end of the day, you can see the results of your work, whether this is a high-rise building, an underground station, completed water network or flood defence.

What will I learn?

Our professionally accredited Civil and Environmental Engineering courses equip you with core engineering knowledge which underpins our quality of life while addressing global challenges such as (sustainable) civil engineering, structural analysis and design, transportation, fluid mechanics and environmental protection.

What can I study?

Undergraduate courses:

BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering (full-time and part-time available)
BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering with Foundation Year (full-time only)
FdEng Civil and Environmental Engineering (part-time only)

Postgraduate courses:

MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering (full-time and part-time available)
MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering with Internship (full-time only)

PhD Civil Engineering (full-time and part-time)

What do employers think?

Civil engineering can be traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines. Some of the careers our graduates can pursue include consultancy, government and research.

Three years ago Campbell Reith employed Tom Wycherley who graduated with a BEng 1st Class Hons Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Tom has proved to be a resounding success for the practise. He has proved to be competent, confident and a very good ambassador. Through his involvement in a Hotel project in Sierra Leone he was put forward for an International Consultant Rising Star award which I am able to confirm he won ahead of stiff completion from graduates from other larger consultants. Campbell Reith has this year taken on a second UWL graduate and hope he proves a success. Gordon Harris, Campbell Reith

Tom Wycherley with his award

National Student Survey 2017

 

We are the no. 1 University in London for overall student satisfaction in Civil Engineering.

National Student Survey 2017

 

 

Our facilities

Concrete testing

Concrete testing lab

Computing lab