Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering


Industry links

Civil Engineering students on placement at the Holborn museum

We run a highly successful industrial placements programme, benefitting both students and employers.


Contact us

For general enquiries contact the department office, who will forward your query to the most suitable member of staff.

As a joint Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, we work very closely with the best companies to advance the way architecture and civil engineering are carried out in practice.

Our graduates share our vision for a built environment, which is always improving, meeting the changing needs of society.

The engineers and architects we work with lead the way in exciting collaborative working and our research supports the development and implementation of new ideas for the construction industry.

The department is supported by an Industrial Liaison Panel which helps us to keep developing our long term vision, and provides stimulating discussion of and support for the education and research we provide.  The Panel membership consists of a wide range of people who are industry leaders of the present and the future.


Placements in industry and practice are an important part of the education we provide, enabling real achievement and providing invaluable experience.

Further information for employers interested in the scheme can be found on our Faculty placements page.

Practice-led PhD

As part of our new initiative, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Architecture, Technology and the Environment (CREATE), we have launched a practice-led PhD aimed at mid-career professionals.  We want to hear from industry partners interested in developing their staff with us. For more information, download our brochure [pdf]

Please note: candidates applying for our Practice-led PhD should apply for a part-time PhD.

Please email any queries to:

Working with us

The best way to find out about the way we work is to join in with our teaching and research, for example:

  • general or specialised tutoring in design projects
  • help with our design critiques
  • working with us on pilot research projects
  • join in with larger projects, meeting specific needs of industry
  • consider a knowledge transfer partnership or engineering doctorate to get innovative ideas into practice.

For details about individual areas of expertise see our staff list or contact one of our research centres.