Civil Engineering at Swansea University
- 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Top 200 Department in the World (QS World Rankings)
- 100% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE)
- Year in Industry + Year Abroad Schemes Available
- Scholarships available to outstanding students
- Our brand new facilities include specially equipped laboratories for structures teaching, concrete production and testing, and materials testing. We also have a fluids laboratory with a 5m experimental flume and a soils laboratory with state-of-the-art testing equipment. You will use our top of the range surveying equipment and have the opportunity to use our set of high speed cameras for strain analysis and 3D images.
The objectives of the Civil Engineering programme are:
- To provide students with a solid background in the design and analysis of civil engineering structures.
- To build engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem into its component parts, to sketch/model engineering solutions and to be able to understand and prepare technical reports.
- To build awareness of current design practices through the use of the latest engineering standards (e.g. Eurocodes).
- To nurture computer modelling skills by encouraging students to develop their own software with the final purpose of analysing realistic civil engineering problems.
- To build critical awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of different design approaches when facing a civil engineering problem, including aspects such as environmental constraints, economy or health and safety.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.
To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.