Civil Engineering and Construction

Our suite of civil engineering and construction courses combine theory and practical knowledge to produce industry-ready graduates of the future.

  • Coventry University is ranked No.1 for Building and Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2021) and has been educating construction professionals for more than half a century.
  • Our £8.7m Simulation Centre creates a ‘virtual’ construction site to help prepare you for situations in the workplace.
  • Many of our courses are professionally accredited*, which could help with your future career progression.
  • You will be taught by staff with academic and professional experience in the civil engineering and construction industries, having worked for companies such as Carillion, Arcadis and Laing O’Rourke.
  • Teaching is highly practical; you will draw on real-life case studies, provided by companies such as Arcadis, CGL, Crossrail and Galliford Try.
  • We provide opportunities for you to apply for industrial placements* at companies that have previously included: Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald and Severn Trent Water.

Our Civil Engineering and Construction facilities

simulation centre

Simulation Centre

Our interactive training centre includes a ‘virtual’ construction site with fully equipped site cabins and an observation deck. Here, you can take part in role-play exercises to prepare you for a range of situations in the workplace.

Structures laboratory

Structures laboratory

Includes eight test frames, two of which are fully programmable ‘top of the range’ Instron universal test machines. It also includes a strong floor area with associated framing and ancillary measurement devices.

materials laboratory

Materials laboratory

Includes industrial standard timber and steel workshops, a concrete mixing area with three pan mixers, programmable environmental chambers, a range of ovens and curing tanks and various materials testing apparatus.

More than a course

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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023