Civil Engineering at Swansea

We prepare our Civil Engineering students for their careers as recognised by The Complete University Guide 2018, which ranked us 9th in the UK for graduate prospects.

Our civil engineering degrees are designed to meet the needs of the civil engineering industry. We are continuously reviewed by an Industrial Advisory Board made up of practising engineers from companies such as:

- Arup - Atkins - Interserve - Mott MacDonald

From the pioneering work of Professor Olek Zienkiewicz in the 1960's to our current training of first class international researchers, we have gained worldwide recognition.

We are one of the key centres for research and training in computational mechanics and engineering. Many techniques used in commercial simulation software originated in Swansea.‌

Civil Engineering at Swansea University is recognised as one of the top 200 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings).

QS world university rankings by subject

Our Civil Engineering degree courses

Undergraduate degrees

BEng Civil Engineering / UCAS code H200
MEng Civil Engineering / UCAS code H201
BEng Civil Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H202
MEng Civil Engineering (with a Year in Industry) / UCAS code H204

Postgraduate degrees

MSc Civil Engineering
Erasmus Mundus MSc in Computational Mechanics
MSc Computer Modelling and Finite Elements in Engineering Mechanics
MSc Engineering Leadership & Management
MRes Computer Modelling in Engineering
MSc by Research in Civil Engineering
PhD Computational Mechanics (Erasmus Mundus)
PhD or MPhil Civil Engineering
Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

Our BEng, MEng, MSc and MRes programmes are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

Accreditation JMB ICE IStructE CIHT IHE

One of the top universities for Civil Engineering in the UK

Alex Chan, Graduate Civil Engineer at Arup

Alex Chan, Graduate Civil Engineer at Arup

"The staff at Swansea University are very supportive, and I received a lot of 1 on 1 help for things I didn’t understand at first. The lecturers are very energetic and active, and have lots of knowledge. I especially received a lot of help and support from my final project supervisor.

I enjoyed the weather and the beaches in the area. The people in Swansea are friendly, it was weird at first but so nice that strangers say hello and care. It’s been good to start a great career at Arup from my degree at Swansea University."

Reem Boujrad, Artelia International

Reem Boujrad

"During the interviews, for Artelia International, I thought I was well prepared for the technical questions. Also, all the design and group projects we had done throughout the degree were all very helpful when asked to cite particular examples in specific situations. 

Our surveying trip in first year with the brilliant Prof. Oubay Hassan, the passionate lectures of Prof. Antonio Gil and the brilliant opportunity I was given by my ex-tutor Prof. Tom Chen to co-write a chapter of an engineering book with him following the success of my dissertation."

Chung Hang NG, Graduate Structural Engineer at Atkins

Chung Hang NG

"With the knowledge I acquired from the College of Engineering, it gave me a good competitive advantage in getting a job in the field of engineering as Swansea University is a well-known university which provides high quality engineering courses.

Moreover, the university staff are always helpful and the ranking of engineering of this university is high enough for you to acquire your competitive advantages."