Faculty of Engineering

About the department


Why study civil engineering at Nottingham?

Our civil engineering courses will prepare you for industry, with all content and teaching overseen by an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB consists of senior alumni from companies such as AECOM, Taylor Woodrow and Sir Robert McAlpine and ensures our courses give you a strong understanding of industry needs today.

Our strong ties with industry mean our students enjoy a wealth of opportunity for work experience and career progression throughout the course and beyond and our dedicated industrial placements team ensure that you have a number of opportunities available to you. 


The main forms of teaching you will encounter are lectures, lab sessions and project work.

First year students can expect to attend 15 hours of lectures and workshops and around five hours of laboratory and project sessions, Computer Aided Design (CAD) classes and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

In your final year, you will undertake a major project that reflects your interests. This will develop the key skills required to become an independent engineer.

Careers and industry

We’re the only department in the UK whose MEng (four-year) civil engineering degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors*. 

All courses are accredited by the following bodies, which means our degrees provide you with the underpinning knowledge and skills required by the industry today:

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • The Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers

Civil engineering graduates from the University of Nottingham are in high-demand, with many of our graduates going on to attain high positions in industry.

 *if students choose appropriate elective modules. 



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Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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