Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Women in Civil Engineering at Surrey

Our civil engineering degree programmes have proved a successful training ground for female civil engineers who are now forging their way in the world’s leading engineering companies. Meet some of our talented staff, students and alumni, and find out why they chose to pursue a career within this fascinating discipline.

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OUR REPUTATION

1st in graduate employment at Surrey in 2016
£2.1m investment in student bursaries
5 students won the Women in Property Award in the last 7 years
25 partnerships with the UK's leading civil engineering companies 
86% of graduating students achieved a 1:1 or 2:1 in 2016
100 students currently holding scholarships at leading companies
500 students on paid placements as part of their studies at Surrey

New research shows how old tyres can support bridges

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From K’Nex to the construction site

Civil engineering student Ben Elphick explains how playing with construction toy K’Nex as a child fuelled his passion for a career in engineering.

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Our news

News story

Research at University of Surrey to unlock the potential of compressive membrane action in concrete

An interesting breifing note on the ICE Proceedings – Civil Engineering journal which describes research carried out in our Department

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News story

Civil Engineering Students Visit to the Construction Sites in Manor Park and the Guildford Cathedral

Construction site visits help the engineering students to understand the practical aspects of the profession. First year undergraduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering visited the piling and foundation work for the new residences under construction in Manor Park. 

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Press release

New air quality study finds that car drivers cause the most pollution in London – but are least exposed to it themselves

Commuters on trains benefit from closed windows, study also reveals 

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