Ranked top five in London for Civil Engineering by the Guardian University Guide 2023 and the Complete University Guide 2024.
Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career? Perhaps civil engineering has always interested you, or maybe you recently learned about it at school or college and now you want to learn more. Either way, we believe that civil engineering can provide you with an exciting and rewarding career. Civil engineers design, construction, and maintenance features of the natural and built environment and a civil engineering career will engage you in the process of solving the problems that confront communities today as well as those that will confront us in the future.
To help you fulfil that role, the Brunel team have designed a programme that will engage your creative spirit. Our programme is designed to support your development as an effective learner, and also to equip you with the skills needed to function effectively in multidisciplinary engineering team environments.
From week one of our programme, you will be immersed in our unique interdisciplinary approach to learning. In Year 1 you will study alongside students from many other engineering disciplines, on our common Engineering programme. In Year 2 we will develop your core knowledge of civil engineering subjects, like: material science, structural analysis, hydraulics, surveying and more. In Year 3 you have options. You can choose to stay on the specialist “Environmental Engineering” pathway, swap to our other specialist pathway in “Flood and Coastal Engineering” or change to core Civil Engineering programme.
Between Year 2 and Year 3 of our programme, we have included the option to undertake a placement year. The placement year is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for the world of work. If you decide to undertake a placement, you could find yourself working in an office, design projects, or working outdoors, on construction sites. We highly recommend taking a placement as it can improve your prospects of getting the job you most desire after graduating.