Develop creative and practical skills to design our infrastructure. Use imagination and engineering skills to help create a sustainable future for all society.
Our course is for inquisitive engineers who want to push the boundaries of design and construction. You’ll want to use your new ideas to shape the built environment in which we live. You’ll be able to ask the right questions to come up with better solutions to real engineering problems. And you’ll want to use your breadth of skills to achieve great and good things in civil engineering and for society.
In your first two years, you’ll learn fundamental skills in creative engineering design, analysis and communication. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of mechanics, materials, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering theory and practice. In your final year, you’ll learn how to integrate structural and environmental engineering with architectural design.
This degree draws on the strengths of a joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, offering you a different experience from most universities. You’ll work with architecture students to experience the professional, creative and interdisciplinary team relationships you’ll find in your career. This helps you to develop the imaginative approaches and people skills that are important in every civil engineering project.
You can move between our BEng and MEng courses, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up to the end of your second year.
You’ll take advanced taught units on this MEng, meeting the full educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
You have the flexibility to move between our civil and civil and architectural engineering courses, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up to the end of your second year.
You’ll learn from leading academics with expertise in civil and architectural engineering. Their national and international collaborations in industry and research feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our strong industry links allow us to welcome visiting practice-based tutors who bring their wealth of design experience to support our studio design projects and enrich our teaching.
You’ll develop your abilities in purpose-built design studios that foster an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration. You’ll also have access to a range of laboratories to support you throughout your civil engineering studies. These include structures, hydraulics, soils and materials research laboratories. We also house specific teaching and computer laboratories, and a 3D fabrication workshop. We’ll teach you to use specialist model-making equipment such as wood and metal working machinery, 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters. This will enable you to realise and test your engineering solutions.
Find out what our graduates go on to do
As a Bath civil engineering graduate, you’ll possess a high level of creative ability and excellent communication and people skills. Most of our graduates pursue their ambitions to make the world a better place by working as engineering designers in the construction industry. Others work as site engineers or construction and project managers where their creativity, problem-solving and people skills are highly valued. Some of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities, pursuing careers in academia or research.