School of Computing and Engineering

Civil and environmental engineering

For civil and environmental engineering, we are:

#1 university in London for overall satisfaction in civil engineering

At the University of West London, we offer a range of courses in civil engineering and civil and environmental engineering, from the foundation level through undergraduate and master’s degrees to PhDs. Learn from industry experts and develop the skills, knowledge and experience you need to succeed in this dynamic field.

Internships and industrial placements are available with some of our courses, which can give you a critical edge when it comes to launching your career.

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Civil engineering

Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us.

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector. These include roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. 

On your civil engineering course, you will benefit from being taught by industry experts at the forefront of the latest world-leading research. You will study advanced skills and knowledge and develop practical experience for analysis, design, construction and operation of relevant technologies.

Civil and environmental engineering

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.

Civil and environmental engineering is a diverse field that encompasses much of what defines modern civilisation. The industry plays a vital role in supporting the global economy, securing the health and safety of diverse communities, maintaining and enhancing the environment, and adding to our overall quality of life. 

Our professionally accredited civil and environmental engineering courses equip you with core engineering knowledge 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 Engineering (full-time)
BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering (full-time and part-time available)
BEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering with Foundation Year (full-time)
FdEng Civil and Environmental Engineering (part-time)
Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering (part-time, day-release)

Postgraduate courses:

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

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