Civil engineering

Civil engineering at postgraduate level

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as roads, bridges and buildings.

Chartered and incorporated professional engineers are vital to the success of the civil engineering industry, and professional qualifications are highly valued by employers.

Read more about studying civil engineering at postgraduate level

How to get employer sponsorship


Professional engineering qualifications: how to get employer sponsorship

Chartered engineer status

Chartered status

Getting from masters to the internationally recognised chartered engineer status

Institute of Civil Engineers


The Institute of Civil Engineers supports the industry and offers training programmes.


Use our funding finder tool to help you find funding for your engineering course.

Over 200 funding opportunities are available for civil engineering courses across the UK, for UK, EU and overseas students.

Case studies

The EngD

If you have an inclination towards detailed research projects you might want to consider a PhD or EngD.

The EngD is aimed at the industrial and commercial side of things, and may involve time spent in the workplace with modules relating to business management skills.

Find out more about the EngD