Civil engineering 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.


In the UK for civil engineering in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024


In the UK for civil engineering in the Complete University Guide 2024


In the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Developing your employability

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The 2023 survey found that 96% of our undergraduates are in work or further education*

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.

Design, assemble and dismantle (DAD) project

DAD project

We offer a tailor made design, assemble and dismantle (DAD) project every year, for students at all levels, which is about the design, assembly and dismantling of a full scale lattice structure. Each team designs a structure based on the materials that are available, and then another team will use these designs to build the structure within a two-hour time frame.

Find out more about the project

What our students say

Benefits of Surrey

*The Professional Training placement is normally taken between the second and third years of our course 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.

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.

Our course

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

Find out more about applying to Surrey.