Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Research and consultancy

In the last Research Assessment (REF-14), 47% of research was assessed to be 4* (highest rating), 48% was assessed to be 3* and 5% was assessed as 2*.

The Department is broadly divided into the following research sections:

  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geotechnics
  • Materials
  • Structures
  • Systems
  • Transport

Find out more about our research

Our facilities

Each research section has a dedicated research laboratory. Our laboratories provide state-of-the-art facilities and are amongst the most up-to-date and best equipped in Europe. Find out more about our laboratories and facilities

Study with us

The Department ranks consistently highly across a number of prominent league tables.
QS World University Rankings 2021. 6th in the world

Education Guardian university guide (UK). 4th in the UK. 
The Sunday Times Good University Guide (UK). 4th in the UK. 

Undergraduate MEng

Our graduates possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to improve the quality of life for many people through engineering practice. Find out more about undergraduate MEng courses.

Taught postgraduate MSc

Focussing on the built environment and its inter-relationships with the natural environment and human society.  Find out more about postgraduate MSC study.

Postgraduate Research PhD

We integrate new theoretical treatments, advances in numerical methods, and laboratory and field experimentation. Find out more about PhD opportunities in the Department.