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What subject do Civil Engineering students study at the top 20 Universities in the UK in 2022



What is Civil Engineering?


Civil Engineering deals with the design and construction of our physical and built environments.



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Civil Engineering - Top 20 University 2021 List


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  1. University of Cambridge

  2. Imperial College London

  3. University of Oxford

  4. University of Bristol

  5. University of Glasgow

  6. University of Bath

  7. University of Southampton

  8. University of Sheffield

  9. University of Leeds

  10. Loughborough University

  11. UCL (University College London)

  12. University of Strathclyde

  13. University of Nottingham

  14. University of Liverpool

  15. University of Birmingham

  16. University of Manchester

  17. Northumbria University, Newcastle

  18. Heriot-Watt University

  19. Ulster University

  20. University of Dundee







1. The University of Cambridge - Engineering MEng (Hons)


Year 1

  • Structures and Materials

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical and Information Engineering

  • Mathematical Methods


Year 2

  • Thermofluid Mechanics - Core

  • Materials - Core

  • Structures - Core

  • Mechanics - Core

  • Mathematical Methods - Core

  • Business Economics - Core

  • Information Engineering - Core

  • Electrical Engineering - Core


Year 3

  • Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering

  • Bioengineering

  • Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Electrical and Information Sciences

  • Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

  • Information and Computer Engineering

  • Instrumentation and Control

  • Mechanical Engineering


Year 4

  • Major Individual Project


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2. Imperial College London - Engineering MEng (Hons)


Year 1

  • Geotechnics - Core

  • Civil Engineering Design I - Core

  • Fluid Mechanics I - Core

  • Energy and Environmental Engineering - Core

  • Computational Methods I - Core

  • Structural Mechanics I - Core

  • Professional Engineering Practice (including Construction Week) - Core

  • Mechanics - Core

  • Mathematics I - Core

  • Materials - Core

Year 2

  • Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology - Core

  • Statistics - Core

  • Structural Design - Core

  • Structural Mechanics II - Core

  • Environmental Engineering: Water Resource and Supply Engineering - Core

  • Business and Project Management - Core

  • Computational Methods II - Core

  • Mathematics II - Core

  • Fluid Mechanics II - Core

  • Civil Engineering Design II - Core


Year 3

  • Transport Systems - Core

  • Environmental Engineering: Water and Wastewater Treatment, Waste and Resource Management - Core

  • Geotechnical Engineering - Core

  • Fluid Mechanics III - Core

  • Computational Engineering Analysis - Core

  • Structural Mechanics III - Core

  • Dynamics of Structures - Core

  • I-Explore - Core

  • Civil Engineering Design III - Core

Year 4

  • Individual Research Project (includes a Student Conference) - Core


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3. University of Oxford - Civil Engineering MEng (Hon



Year 1

  • Electrical and information engineering

  • Structures and mechanics

  • Mathematics

  • Engineering practical work

  • Energy


Year 2

  • Electrical and information engineering

  • Structures, materials, and dynamics

  • Energy systems

  • Engineering practical work

  • Mathematics


Year 3

  • Engineering computation

  • Engineering practical work

  • Engineering in society

  • Group design project


Year 4

  • Major Project


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4. University of Bristol - Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)

Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (20 credits) - Core

  • Engineering by Investigation (20 credits) - Core