Civil engineering

Undergraduate courses starting in 2018

The design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, covering not only buildings and infrastructure, but also the modification of the natural environment.

Take on the challenge of designing and building the world in which we live and work, in a sustainable way that is fit for the future.

You’ll work with architecture students and tutors as well as professionally qualified engineers in our joint department. This will allow you to go beyond a mathematical and scientific foundation to develop your creative ability alongside technical skills. You’ll graduate equipped to generate the new ideas and constructions that make the world better for everyone.

Learning experience

Expert academics

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in civil and architectural engineering. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Specialist facilities and equipment

You’ll use structures, hydraulics, soils and natural building materials laboratories, and a timber workshop and computer laboratories. Most importantly, you’ll develop your creative abilities in newly purpose built design studios.

Graduate employability

As a Bath civil engineering graduate, you’ll possess a high level of creative ability and excellent people skills. Most of our graduates pursue their ambitions to make the world a better place by working as designers in the construction industry. Civil engineering roles tackle complex design problems in multidisciplinary groups, working on site anywhere in the world. Some of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities for a career in academia or research.

Find out what our graduates go on to do.

“A civil engineering degree is basically a degree in problem solving, using logical thoughts to put maths behind buildings, bridges, roads, dams, anything.”
Sarah Howell

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with placement year (2015)