School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Undergraduate study

We rely on architects, planners, construction managers and civil engineers to shape the world we live in. If you want to make a real difference to the world that we live in, these are the subject areas for you.

We rely on engineers, surveyors and architects for everything from supplying energy and clean water to our homes, and processing and recycling our waste, to designing buildings and managing our transport systems.

When you graduate, you are likely to be part of a team working on the design, building and mantencance of bridges, roads, railways and skyscrapers, as well as airports, hospitals and sports stadia in the UK and across the world. Our School will ensure you're ready to tackle real-world challenges with the latest solutions in industry.

Why choose us?

  • Top ranking courses 

    We are ranked 1st in the UK for Building (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Complete 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 and transport 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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