Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering

All of our civil engineering courses are accredited and bring together outstanding facilities, superb teaching and excellent links with industry to make sure you are completely ready for your future career.

Why choose Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering at Loughborough?

Our wide range of civil engineering courses will equip you with the professional disciplines of the 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 civil engineering courses

Our courses are accredited...

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, and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

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 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. 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.