Our world-class teaching and research are integrated to support the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society.

About us

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 offer BEng and MEng Degrees in Civil Engineering, together with a wide range of postgraduate Masters Degrees, ranging from bridge engineering to water and environmental engineering.


The research undertaken by our staff is industrially relevant and internationally excellent. The research themes are both numerous and diverse covering areas from geomechanics, structural engineering and infrastructure asset management through to water engineering, pollution control and waste management.

The Department hosts the Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the Protection of Water Quality and Human Health. We were proud to be part of the University submission that was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Award for water research in 2011.


The University has invested money into updating and proving new facilities for our Department such as advanced teaching facilities for geotechnics to offer hands-on learning and a £450,000 investment in the Geotechnics and Geology Laboratory.

Our reputation

  • £2.1m investment in student bursaries
  • Six students have won the South East Women in Property (WiP) Award in the last eight years
  • 25 partnerships with the UK's leading civil engineering companies.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey