The work of civil engineers underpins the infrastructure of our society.
Responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and built world – including our roads, bridges, waterways and buildings – civil engineers play an increasingly important role as we attempt to balance industrial growth with environmental protection.
Surrey set me up for a fantastic career; I developed a huge range of skills I didn’t realise I had an interest in, and made some lasting friendships and connections.
Christian O'Brien, MEng Civil Engineering
Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.
Discover what you could do with a degree in civil engineering and unearth some of the jobs Surrey civil engineering graduates have secured over the past few years.
Christian O’Brien, who graduated from Surrey in 2016, has been named as the New Civil Engineer Client Graduate of the Year.
Christian O’Brien, who graduated from Surrey in 2016, has been named as the New Civil Engineer Client Graduate of the Year.
Air quality experts from the University of Surrey are calling on private businesses to help the Middle East and North African (MENA) region reduce harmful emissions after conducting a comprehensive review on air pollution in the region.
Attention is only turned to the problem in winter, when the pollution peaks and the government and regulatory bodies come out of hibernation.
Research by Michelle Hicks, who graduated from Surrey’s MEng Civil Engineering programme in 2014, has been published in the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal Buildings & Structures.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Professional Training Day was a chance for industrial sponsors and students to celebrate the end of a very successful year.
The University was delighted to welcome back to campus graduate Darren James for the 2017 annual Civil Engineering Alumni Lecture.
Surrey’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won a Royal Society Partnership Grant in partnership with a local primary school, which will give children the opportunity to take part in a practical scientific project.
Two of Surrey’s star Civil Engineering graduates have been nominated for the prestigious NCE (New Civil Engineer) Graduate Awards 2017.
Renowned structural engineer Professor Hoshyar Nooshin, from the University of Surrey, has been given a prestigious award by a pre-eminent international committee.
A respected league table has named the University of Surrey as one of the best in the world for scientific research.
The Guildford Society has today (25 September) released tickets for its free Annual Architecture Lecture.
Renowned University of Surrey Professor joins a select group of engineers and experts as he is named World Fellow of the International Committee of Composite Materials (ICCM).
Civil engineering academics have contributed five chapters to 'Wind Energy Engineering', which promises to become a core reference book for anyone in the rapidly expanding field of wind energy technology.
Undergraduate Alexa Hughes helped her team to fifth place in the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Race – a transatlantic battle which takes place once every nine years.
To mark International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2017, we talk to PhD student Adela Martin to get the inside track on what attracted them to engineering and the exciting discoveries they are making every day.
Civil Engineering undergraduate Joanna Hartnell joins a long list of Surrey winners at the South East Women in Property (WiP) Awards.
The University of Surrey is launching a new multi-disciplinary research centre next week to tackle air pollution. The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure ‘clean air for all’.
Civil Engineering students rose to the challenge of designing and constructing a full-scale lattice structure in this year’s DAD Project – a unique learning opportunity which puts students’ teamwork and communication skills to the test.
The University of Surrey is working to improve communication on climate change by examining the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to empower it to work closer with decision-makers on the ground.
Odd-even car trials in Delhi can have an impact on reducing air pollution from certain hours of the day – but the persistence of overnight emissions from trucks could render them useless, a new study has found.
Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.
The University of Surrey is proud to be working in collaboration with TERI University in New Delhi, India, to identify, understand and develop solutions to the socio-economic and environmental challenges faced by developing countries.
MSc Bridge Engineering student Siddharth Dighe shares a typical week for him as a postgraduate student at Surrey.
Commuters on trains benefit from closed windows, study also reveals
Surrey’s Student Learning Advisors offer tips and advice on the things you can do throughout the year to help you make the most of your study time.
Chartered Civil Engineer and WISE Woman of Outstanding Achievement winner Dr Phebe Mann has been honoured with a photo portrait at The David Hockney Building at Bradford College.
Academics at the University of Surrey and University of Birmingham have won funding of £1.2m from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct the first quantitative assessment of air pollution in Delhi, India’s second largest city.
From environmental engineering lectures to keynote lectures on Crossrail, find out what the average week in the life of a civil engineering student looks like.
Our civil engineering degree programmes have proved a successful training ground for female civil engineers who are now forging their way in the world’s leading engineering companies. Meet some of our talented staff, students and alumni, and find out why they chose to pursue a career within this fascinating discipline.
Professor Abigail Bristow brings a background in economics and her leading research in the environmental effects of transport to the role of Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Max Lu welcomed alumni, students and industry partners to the 2016 Civil Engineering Lecture which this year not only marked Surrey’s 50th anniversary but also celebrated half a century of the MSc in Structural Engineering.
As part of our ‘Surrey Civil Selfie’ campaign, we asked our Civil Engineering alumni to take a selfie in front of their current project. Ioanna Papanikolaou – a graduate of Surrey’s MEng Civil Engineering programme – is working on the Thames Tideway, a 25km tunnel running through the heart of London.
With millions of motorists set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air pollution. Latest research from the University of Surrey has shown that simple adjustment to your car’s ventilation system while sitting in traffic jams can greatly affect your exposure to toxic fumes by up to 76%.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in areas of absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population will live in water-stressed areas.
The University of Surrey has been awarded more than three-quarters of a million euros in research grants from the European Union since the UK’s electorate voted to leave the 28-country union on 23 June.
Surrey academic Dr Prashant Kumar has published a comprehensive review on managing air pollution in cities through low-cost sensing – and how this could influence the exposure control of city dwellers in future
Showcasing the University’s research success – from foundational work to practical applications – FEPS held its first Festival of Research on 28th June.
The highly competitive Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards have named Civil Engineering MEng student Poppy Tilt as South East regional winner – making it the fourth consecutive year a Surrey student has landed the award.
Considering a degree in engineering? Meet the female engineers making wonderful things happen at the University of Surrey.
A recent study has shown that emissions in major cities caused by restaurants such as pizzerias and steakhouses using wood burners can be damaging to the urban environment.
A prize has been set up by one of our Battersea graduates in memory of an inspirational lecturer.
Engineering students at the University will have the opportunity to make a leading contribution to the industry thanks to generous funding from Fluor, one of the world’s leading publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies.
Our popular Masters course in Structural Engineering has undergone much change since it was first introduced, and Emeritus Professor Hoshyar Nooshin has played an integral role in its evolution.
New research in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality.
Find out why Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie is Research Engineer Rosanna Kleeman's science hero.
Civil engineering student Ben Elphick explains how playing with construction toy K’Nex as a child fuelled his passion for a career in engineering.
Discover which books our academics recommend and take the quiz to find out which one you should try first.
With one in twelve people in the UK currently receiving treatment for asthma, Surrey's sneezometer will help with the diagnosis & treatment of a wide range of respiratory diseases
Considering an undergraduate engineering degree but concerned about the cost? Learn more about scholarship schemes for engineering students.
Find out what our students like about studying here and why they think Surrey was named 'University of the Year' and 'University of the Year for Student Experience' by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
Civil Engineering student Lily Webb has helped to design a winning idea: a unique wearable band that keeps the user safe on construction sites.
Civil Engineering graduate Michelle Hicks received the accolade of top graduate having been described as ‘scarily good’ by the panel of judges.
Congratulations to Surrey Undergraduate Lily Webb who entered the NCE’s Dragons’ Den competition as part of a team with two graduates from Atkins, and who were announced as winners at the Future Technology Forum in October this year.
Next week water experts at the University will meet with leading scientists to define new guidelines that could affect the lives of millions of people globally.
A new study “Air Pollution Challenges for developing megacities like Delhi” published today in Atmospheric Environment has described how Delhi suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that perpetuates and propagates its dangerously high levels of air pollution.
From Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics lectures to production labs, discover what a typical week looks like for first-year engineering students at Surrey.
Surrey has climbed two places in the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2016, achieving seventh position.
The University of Surrey has increased its position the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Surrey has been ranked within the top one per cent of universities in the world - and one of the top 20 institutions under 50 years old - by the QS World University Rankings.
New research published today in the Journal of Nanoparticle Research has warned of the dangers to construction workers and DIY enthusiasts of breathing in the harmful particles which are released during building refurbishment works.
96.9 per cent of graduates in work or further study, according to official figures.
Congratulations to Lydia Walpole for winning this prestigious Award.
The University of Surrey has today been ranked fourth in the Guardian University Guide 2016.
The Complete University Guide 2016 reveals that nine of our Engineering and Physical Science subjects are in the UK top 20.
The Complete University Guide 2016 confirms the University’s leading position across the engineering disciplines
Research published in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights.
As part of its ‘Why Engineering?’ campaign, the University has launched a range of curriculum resources that will open pupils’ eyes to the fundamental role engineering plays in our daily lives.
The University of Surrey’s Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health (RCPEH) and Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering (CEHE) have just become re-designated World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centres for the protection of water quality and human health.
Visiting undergraduate student Vikas Julius Ganesh will spend the next four months on his final-year project at Surrey, as part of a ‘Semester Abroad Programme’ (SAP) he is taking from his home university in India.
New research by Professor Suby Bhattacharya, published by IET, highlights ways of reducing the cost of foundations for offshore wind turbines, pointing to a viable alternative to nuclear power.
Masters courses in Infrastructure and Geotechnical Engineering will offer distance learning options from October 2015 – bringing specialist knowledge in two emerging areas to a broader range of students.
Common air particles include tobacco smoke, cement dust and pollen.
How can we improve the quality and availability of drinking water in developing countries?
New research published in a top-ranking journal investigates the effect of hot climatic conditions on airborne nanoparticles known to be harmful to human health.
Former MEng Civil Engineering student, Mike Frazer, has become one of six finalists for the prestigious New Civil Engineer (NCE) Graduate of the Year Award.
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Prashant Kumar represented the University of Surrey in a trip to share knowledge with universities in Chennai and Vellore.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 reveals top rankings for engineering and physical sciences subjects and sees Surrey’s overall position rise to eleventh place in the UK.
Project ‘Groundwater 2030’ unearths the reality behind drinking water in East-African informal settlements.
Dr Stephen Battersby receives Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Research explores the impact of 'green' chemicals on infrastructure.
Helen Piggott shortlisted for the national Student Award by the Association of Women in Property.
Surrey researchers explore how roadside vegetation restricts our exposure to air-borne waste emissions.
High-performing programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences good news for existing and prospective students.
Sixth-formers got the chance to tackle real industrial problems at the Engineering Education Scheme workshop.
The proportion of women studying engineering and physical sciences at Surrey challenges the national trend in co-educational state schools.
Dr Stefan Szyniszewski has won four years’ funding for his pioneering research into metallic foam materials and structures.
Pioneering research by Civil Engineering lecturer Stefan Szyniszewski is one of Sciencedirect’s top 25 most downloaded articles.
Civil Engineering student Michelle Hicks has been recognised in the highly competitive Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.
Civil Engineering student Michelle Hicks has won three awards for her final year project: an analysis of the vaults under London Bridge station.
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