As a civil engineer, you will become involved in many activities, including planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, improving and managing the physical environment around us. You may help design transport systems, undertake the treatment and restoration of contaminated sites, enhance the energy efficiency of buildings or design and construct iconic structures.
Students will benefit from integrated learning and teaching through various methods, including laboratory classes, project work and fieldwork. Fieldwork ranges from the survey field course in your first year, the construction site field course in the third year to fieldwork associated with many of the projects in the third and fourth years.
Many of the best Civil Engineering universities in the UK provide Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng) degrees, giving you great breadth and depth of study and flexibility in deciding which degree you want to graduate with during your studies.
All Civil Engineering degrees in the UK are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the professional institutions, which includes the Institutions of Civil Engineers.
Civil engineering roles attract excellent salaries. According to the Institution of Civil Engineers’ most recent salary survey, the basic starting salary for new civil engineering graduates was £23,500. On average, the income for the under-25s was £24,841, and for those aged 25 to 29, it stood at £29,064.
Civil engineering graduates find positions as graduate engineers and civil engineers, waste management consultants, project engineers, performance analysts, structural engineers, environmental advisors, architectural engineers, transport consultants and road design engineers.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Civil Engineering universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Civil Engineering universities in the Guardian University Guide 2023 below:
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