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.
100 per cent of our undergraduate students agreed they were satisfied with the Civil Engineering MEng course* in the National Student Survey 2022.
*For question 'overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course.'
Get a flavour of what it's like to study civil engineering with us from programme leader Dr Liang Cui and civil engineering student, Anna.
Developing your employability
*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.
Design, assemble and dismantle (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.
What our students say
Go on a virtual tour of our facilities with civil engineering student, Freddie.
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.
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.
- Balfour Beatty
- Tony Gee and Partners
- Hyder Consulting
- Mott MacDonald
- Kier Group
- KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root)
- Scott Wilson
- Peter Brett Associates.
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.
Our Civil Engineering degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) representing the following leading professional bodies.