Civil Engineering at Brunel University brings together the traditional and cutting edge aspects of the subject to supply graduates, needed in the 21st Century. Our aim is to extend the boundaries of knowledge and produce graduates with experience, skills and the ability to innovate, who can provide the next generation of essential facilities such as sustainable building construction, roads, bridges, tunnels, flood protection, waste recycling and construction management. A core part of our ethos is sustainability, paralleling the ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach promoted by major national and international Engineering organisations.
Our technical facility, the Joseph Bazalgette Laboratories, had recently seen considerable investment in new equipment. This gives students and researchers the oppurtunity to use the latest technology to develop innovative materials, test construction and natural engineering materials under controlled conditions. Innovative structural design and medium and large scale structure tests are possible. There are also opportunities to develop expertise in the ‘real’ world, for example through site investigation and design.
“Civil Engineering is a relatively new subject area at Brunel University, having started in 2007 with a MEng/BEng in Civil Engineering with Sustainability. The student numbers have increased yearly and we are expecting a further increase in the next academic year. With the existing degree continuing to gain professional accreditation, combined with very successful graduate employment statistics, and that Brunel University is named after a very successful Victorian civil engineer, we are shortly to introduce a new MEng/BEng degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Water Engineering.“
Professor John W Bull, Head of Civil Engineering