Civil engineers are needed all over the world in design, construction and management positions. The MEng courses are designed to produce graduates with leadership potential, and provide the quickest route to Chartered Engineer status for engineers in the UK. The BEng courses can be used as a stepping stone to chartered status, and also lead to careers outside civil engineering.
- The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research)
- We are also ranked as the number one university for job prospects
(Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015).
To maintain our position as a leading centre for the teaching of civil engineering, our courses are continually reviewed and updated. The honours degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institution of Highway Incorporated Engineers. Our courses are designed to meet the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC and are also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Year in industry
We encourage you to take advantage of our strong links with the profession and consider a year in industry during your degree course. This is your chance to:
- develop your skills in an industry setting
- improve your employment prospects
- make contacts and meet professionals
- earn money
- get a real insight into the industry you are interested in
We also run an industrial sponsorship scheme with around ten firms participating. The scheme is open for first, second and, if doing an MEng, third year students. Placements with a successful outcome at the end are normally awarded with a sponsorship for the subsequent academic year.
97.6% of undergraduates from the Department of Civil Engineering secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £26,595.*
* HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.