Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering

Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering

Why choose Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering at Loughborough?

Our wide range of architectural and civil engineering courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the design, engineering and construction industries.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills including information technology and management, teamwork and leadership, making our graduates very attractive to employers.

We have a great choice of architectural engineering and civil engineering courses

Our courses are accredited or in the process of seeking accreditation...

Our established Civil Engineering courses are accredited to lead to chartered status with the Institution of Civil Engineering, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Institute of Highway Engineers. 

In recognition of its unique multi-disciplinary nature, our new Architectural Engineering programme is seeking accreditation from both the Joint Board of Moderators and Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. 

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year

We send 15% more students on year-long engineering placements than any other UK university (HESA UG Student Record 2016/17, for Engineering and Technology).

All architectural engineering and civil engineering students are given the opportunity to undertake industrial training – successful completion of which leads to a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). This year of practical work in industry gives you a clearer understanding of the industry to help with the later stages of your study, and deciding your future career direction. In the case of civil engineering, it often leads to sponsorship during the final year and even a job offer upon graduation.

Robert Mann's placement at Stanton Bonna Concrete

Loughborough University undergraduate Robert Mann talks about his placement opportunity with Andrew Fielding of Stanton Bonna Concrete.

Our graduates have a pretty impressive employment rate

Of our graduates who were in employment six months after graduating, 98%* were in professional or managerial roles. The average graduate starting salary was £27,500** (DLHE 2017).

*DLHE Civil Engineering 2017 graduates.
**DLHE School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering 2017 graduates.

There’s a big cohort of quality engineers here and Loughborough provides the whole package – a perfect combination of education, industrial links, and a great student life.

Dominic BEng Civil Engineering

We're always investing in new 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.