Ranked in the UK’s top 25 for Civil Engineering in the Guardian University Guide 2017, Coventry has excellent links with employers, many of whom, like Hyder, Arup, MottMacold and Geotechnical Ltd, provide direct input into course development as members of our Civil Engineering and Building Advisory Boards.
You’ll study in our £55m Engineering and Computing building, which features teaching rooms, computer rooms, presentation and conference rooms, desk top PCs on all floors, laboratories, as well as our High Performance Engineering Centre. You’ll get to use industry-standard software, such as MIDAS, Plaxis and ANSYSS, which are widely used by design and consulting engineers.
Many of our members of staff have professional experience in the civil engineering and construction industries, having worked for companies such as Carillion, Hyder and Laing O’Rourke as principal, senior and management engineers. We also have a strong portfolio of industry-related research, ranging from applied technology such instrumentation and measuring to pure innovative research, which ensures you stay abreast of new technologies and emerging issues. In your final year, you also have the opportunity to assist our research with students previously participating in European Union and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSPRC) funded research projects by staff.
This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as the educational base for Chartered Civil Engineers for holders of a CEng accredited Bachelor’s degree. A slightly modified version – the ‘Technical Route’ – is available for holders of Institute of Engineering (IEng) accredited degrees.