Undergraduate study2017

Civil Engineering

Ranked 2nd for building in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Why choose Civil Engineering at Loughborough?

Our wide range of courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the construction and transport industries.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills including Information Technology and Management, making our graduates very attractive to employers.

Our courses relate to the professional disciplines of the construction and transport industries. These include civil engineering, quantity surveying, construction management, building design management and transport studies – all major career development paths.

Our high quality teaching is underpinned by our strong research background and our outstanding facilities.

Facilities

The School houses its own design studio and computer laboratory. Our large open-plan laboratory includes concrete, geotechnics, strength of materials, hydraulics, structures, surveying, public health and building services engineering laboratories along with support workshops.

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2014/15 HESA student record)

All of our undergraduate courses in civil and building engineering provide the option of a paid year working in industry (please note that on some of our sponsored degrees a placement is integral). The School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry can provide many benefits. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate.

Recent companies who have employed our placement students include Balfour Beatty, British Airways, Eurovia, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Taylor Woodrow and Tony Gee.

Industry links

The School enjoys a strong working relationship with industry and many of our students receive sponsorship from major employers. This link with industry is reflected in the practical content of the courses which offer periods of industrial training together with academic study.

Professional accreditation

All our established courses are accredited to lead to Chartered status with an appropriate professional institution.

Research

The School’s research was very highly rated in the latest Government Research Assessment Exercise with a high percentage of our research judged to be world-leading. This strong research background underpins our high quality teaching. All undergraduates undertake a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Sponsorship

Strong School/industry links mean that on many of our courses company sponsorship can be obtained or in some cases is mandatory – please see individual course entries for details.

Career prospects

99% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating with 98% in professional or managerial roles. The average graduate starting salary was £27,000.

Our students

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”

Monika S

“I did a placement in Belgium at Airports Council International. It was a tremendous experience that gave me an insight into how the real world works.”

Ron R

“I think the resources that are available to students at Loughborough are brilliant, with facilities and online resources as well as staff to help you when you need it.”

Anthony P

“The course offered was the biggest attraction for me. The range of modules on my course appealed as it gives a good grounding in all modes of transport and gives a practical aspect to management.”

Adam R

“The theory I’ve learnt during my three years at Loughborough will be key to my future career and I’m excited to apply it within industry…”

Chloe T

"Loughborough University had the highest reputation for my course. This was important to me because Air Transport Management is such a specialist topic area."

Gráinne M

“There is a reason that Loughborough University has been voted best for student experience six years in a row!”

Howard B

“Loughborough’s campus was a fantastic attraction, its sense of community made me feel right at home.”

James C

“Loughborough is an amazing place to study and a great place to live.”

Jonathon L

“If I had to choose one thing I like most about being a student at Loughborough, it would be the sense of pride that comes with being a student at one of the UK’s top universities. I love it here!”

Jonathan B

“I have really grown as a person here and I truly believe I’m on my way to becoming the man I want to be – I don’t think that would have been possible if it weren’t for Loughborough.”

Ksenia G

“From the first time I visited the campus I loved it… it’s like your own little world!”

Zoe R

“I am starting a graduate job at British Airways in September 2016. I believe that having such a specific degree gave me a significant advantage over other applicants.”