School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Undergraduate study

Our wide range of courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the Engineering, Architecture and Construction industries.

We rely on Architects, Urban Planners, Construction Managers, Architectural Engineers and Civil Engineers to shape the world we live in, from the design of buildings resilient to climate change, through to the management of contractors during construction and the planning and maintenance of transport systems.

When you graduate, you are likely to be part of a team working on the planning, design, building and maintenance of infrastructure systems such as bridges, roads, railways and a variety of buildings such as skyscrapers, airports, hospitals or sports stadia worldwide. This requires an understating and appreciation of the various people and processes that contribute to the construction cycle, that you can only acquire by studying in an integrated School such as ours.

Why choose us?

  • Top ranking courses 

    We are ranked 1st in the UK for Building (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

  • Superb placement opportunities 

    We offer placements on all of our course within the School and we send over 15% more students on industrial placements than any other university (2016/17 HESA UG Student Record: Engineering & Technology).

  • Excellent employability 

    Our graduates are highly sought after by major construction organisations, with 98% of our graduates being in employment or further study within six months of graduating1 and their average starting salary being £28,0002.

  • Fantastic facilities 

    At over 3,000m2, our purpose-built open-plan laboratory is one of the largest in the UK and it offers an excellent environment in which to study and work.

  • Great student satisfaction 

    We are ranked Top 10 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in Building (National Student Survey 2019).

  • Outstanding sponsorship opportunities 

    Our strong industry links mean we offer considerable support to help you secure sponsorships with some of the world’s top civil engineering, architectural engineering, architecture and construction companies.

1. DLHE, 2016 graduates - full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study.       

 2. DLHE, 2016 graduates in full-time employment - UK/EU & Channel Isles, full-time first-degree students. 

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