Civil Engineering is the practice of improving and maintaining the built and natural environment. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.
Teaching and learning at Warwick takes place in an open and engaging research-led environment with top-class facilities. Visits to construction sites and lectures from experts in industry provide insights into the latest civil engineering practices.
You will have the opportunity to conduct research projects in different labs or take courses related to current research in a range of civil engineering fields. Regular individual and group projects tackle industrial challenges such as the design, building and testing of structures, the development of a robotic construction scheme, helping Severn Trent improve reservoir design or providing engineered solutions for the urban development of poor communities. You will also take part in fieldwork, which has previously included geotechnical engineering work in Wales and the Isle of Wight.
- BEng Civil Engineering (H200)
- MEng Civil Engineering (H202)
If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.
Entry requirements are published on the University website:
Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.
We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise.
All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise.
Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.
In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.
- Dynamics and Thermodynamics
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
- Materials for Engineering
- Statics and Structures
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
Optional extra modules
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Electromechanical System Design
- Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
- Technical Operations Management
- Civil Engineering Design 1
- Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis
- Forensic Engineering
Current optional modules
- Computer Architecture and Systems
- Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation
- Systems Engineering Principles
- Technology in International Development
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Starting a Business
- Civil Engineering Design 2
- Concrete Structures
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Steel Structures
- Water Engineering for Civil Engineers
- Design Project with Construction Management (BEng only)
- Individual Project (MEng only)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Group Project
- Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
- Conceptual and Creative Structural Engineering Design
- Construction Management and Temporary Works
- Global Water and Sanitation Technologies
Current optional modules
- Design for Sustainability
- Renewable Energy
- Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
- Quality Systems
We are constantly evolving our courses to keep up with developments in engineering and requirements from industry, so it is important that you check this website regularly for the most up-to-date information on module availability.
Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng.
Exchange year abroad
MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad (not to be confused with an intercalated study abroad year, which adds a year to your degree duration).
Fees and funding
Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.
The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.
Career destinations for civil engineers often include working for consultants and contractors across the specialisms of structures, geotechnics, tunnelling and underground space, water engineering, transportation and energy. Our graduates work as professional and highly proficient engineers in a range of exciting and rewarding careers.