Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

We pride ourselves on our tradition of excellence in teaching, research and practice as a result of bringing together internationally leading staff, exceptional students and modern facilities.

We have had six students win the Women in Property Award over the last eight years and a £2.1 million investment in student bursaries. Find out more about what we can offer.

Our research

Over the past ten years, very strong cross-disciplinary research themes have developed, particularly in sustainability, air quality and water.

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Women in Civil Engineering at Surrey

Our civil engineering degree courses 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.


The fate and impacts of microplastics in freshwater systems

Funding information:
As a NERC PhD student, you will receive a stipend of £14,057 a year (similar to a wage, but tax-free) and your university fees will be paid. You will also have funding for participation in conferences, fieldwork and visits to the partners co-supervising your project.

Impact of risk assessments for small water supplies in low income countries in the Southern Hemisphere 2019

Funding information:
£14057 per annum.


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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey