What is civil engineering?
Civil engineering involves everything that you see around you! Roads, railways, shopping centres, hospitals and schools are all the work of civil engineering. Civil engineers design, create and connect up the world around us.
Why study civil engineering?
Civil engineering is an exciting environment to work in and involves a lot of practical experience. Having a civil engineering degree will help you on your way to becoming a well-paid professional in the sector. Studying civil engineering, you’ll learn a wide range of transferable skills including problem-solving, decision making, analytical processes and IT.
You’ll have a wealth of employment opportunities at the end of your degree. Many graduates work not only in civil engineering and construction but also in areas such as oil and gas, renewable energy, business and accountancy.
We're ranked in the UK Top 10 for Civil Engineering.
Why study civil engineering at Strathclyde?
Studying a civil engineering degree at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we were named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to win the award twice. We're also ranked in the UK's top 10 for Civil Engineering by The Complete University Guide 2021.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is the only civil engineering department in the UK to hold an Athena Swan Silver Award.
In recent years, our students have participated in the Constructionarium, attended Civil Engineering 4 Real and have taken part in our mentoring scheme involving graduate engineers with support companies such as BAM Nuttall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tony Gee, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors and Mott MacDonald.
We offer an extensive range of scholarships and fully-funded studentships.
Many of our degrees have accreditation from bodies such as the:
- Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer
- Institution of Civil Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer
- Institution of Structural Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer
See Joint Board of Moderators website for further information.
Strathclyde's links with industry and employers and the professional accreditation of the course made this the ideal university for me.
Civil Engineering student