Civil and structural engineering

Development, innovation and protection

Civil engineers play a vital role in the design, development, improvement and protection of the built and natural environment in which we live.

At NTU, our civil and structural engineering courses are designed to develop graduates with the innovative flexibility and practical insight required to address the social, economic and environmental issues of the 21st Century.

Postgraduate courses 

These courses provide an opportunity for professionals to become specialists in management or materials within the structural engineering field.

Undergraduate courses
We offer two undergraduate civil engineering courses that will open up a world of opportunities and a huge range of potential careers:

These courses span the full range of contemporary civil engineering, emphasising the practical application and management of current technologies.

Fast track your degree
BSc students who achieve high end of first year marks, including mathematics, have the opportunity, subject to completing bridging modules, to transfer onto the second year of the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course - which opens doors to a higher professional status.

Nottingham Trent University Civil Engineering Society
The Nottingham Trent University Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) was founded in 2010 by students. 

Founding President, Civil Engineering Student Jonathan Skaarbrevik, explains what the society is about: 

"CivSoc organises its own trips throughout the year, most commonly to construction sites around the country. It is a valuable experience as members are given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the construction process from seeing it first-hand. CivSoc has recently visited the train station redevelopment site at Reading, and the Trent Bridge Cricket Club to see the installation of a new scoreboard. Upcoming visits include a visit to the replacement/repair of a bridge on the A61 among others.

"CivSoc maintains good relations with the local branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The society is free to join and offers students the opportunity to enhance their CV's by providing the opportunity to take part in activities which are directly relevant to their studies."

Visit the CivSoc facebook page.

Excellent resources
The School has excellent lab and workshop resources for structural testing, materials science, and soils and building services. See a comprehensive list of facilities used by civil engineering students. PDF icon

Our staff are experts in their field, provide excellent teaching and are actively involved in research and the professional world.

Future careers
Our graduates have a good record of achievement in degree results and an excellent record in securing jobs relevant to their studies. The typical starting salary for graduates starting in 2012 was: £23,000 (

Find out more by watching the School video.

There are various scholarship opportunities open to civil engineering students – find out more in the awards section.

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