Wave tank

Key facts

Total expected intake

100 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

5 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

The Guardian University Guide 2020

1st in the UK

Why choose Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial?

Civil engineers design, build and maintain the foundations of our world – from airports to energy systems, from clean drinking water to a cleaner environment.

At Imperial, you’ll learn from pioneering researchers and have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include a range of testing rigs, extensive computing provision, tension and compression machines, and wave generators and tanks.

Strong industry links across the Department mean you’ll also benefit from a high level of real-world insight, through guest talks and lectures, industry-led projects and sponsorship of student prizes. 

Our five laboratories cover all of our sub-disciplines:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Transportation
  • Water resource
  • Structural engineering.

Our facilities including a range of testing rigs, extensive computing provision, tension and compression machines, and wave generators and tanks.

Where could your degree take you?

Throughout your course, you’ll meet and network with representatives from industry, and start to build relationships that turn into exciting careers when you graduate.

Many of our graduates continue to postgraduate study, while others work in areas ranging from technical consultancy, transport planning, teaching and banking and finance.

Recent graduates have become...

  • Graduate Transport Planner, Mott McDonald
  • Offshore Structural Engineer, Shell Brunei
  • Structural Engineer, Powerline Engineering
  • Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport for London
  • Geotechnical Engineer, Jacobs

Explore our courses

Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

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