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.
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.
The Graduate Outcomes survey 2020 found that 96% of Surrey undergraduates are in work or further education.*
This is the largest survey of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates.
*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
I learned how much I enjoy working in structural design and subsea engineering; it is such a wide, challenging and interesting aspect of civil engineering.Emanuela Dyrma, BEng Civil Engineering
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 750 Placements) at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2021; we will support you with your application and ensure you are gaining the experience you need in a supportive environment.
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.
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.
Helping you progress
We have a wide variety of facilities available and offer employability and careers support to help get you ready for life after university.
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.