Undergraduate courses

We have an established and proud history of offering degree programmes in civil engineering since the inception of the University which are recognised for offering an excellent balance of academic study and practice, with field trips and site visits built into the courses.

Our course

A salaried Professional Training year is available, as well as scholarships for up to 25 students on the Surrey/Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scholarship Scheme.

Find out more about applying to Surrey. View our undergraduate courses for 2020 entry.

Outstanding teaching

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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Professional Training placements

Our undergraduate course offers an optional Professional Training placement, which involves taking time out of studying to work in industry. You can do a placement here in the UK or you have the option to do your placement abroad.

The Professional Training placement is normally taken between the second and third years of the BEng and MEng Civil Engineering courses for about a year and therefore is ideally placed to provide invaluable engineering experience working on real projects. Students are able to target and work toward professional and personal development goals whilst on placement and prior to graduating.

Recognised as the Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements) for the second year in a row at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2020; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.

Placement companies

Over 30 of the leading civil and environmental engineering companies employ our students on placement and are often linked with both scholarship and sponsorship opportunities.

  • Atkins
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Costain
  • Bachy-Soletanche
  • Ringway
  • WSP
  • Tony Gee and Partners.
  • Hyder Consulting
  • BAM-Nuttall
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Hochtief
  • Halcrow
  • Skanska
  • Jacobs.
  • Kier Group
  • Keller
  • KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root)
  • Arup
  • Sisk
  • Scott Wilson
  • Peter Brett Associates.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.

Locations of our partner universities include Australia, United States, Hong Kong, and Canada.

Why study with us?

Our students and graduates talk about why they chose to study here at Surrey.

Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

Professional recognition

Our Civil Engineering degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) representing the following leading professional bodies.

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