Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering (together with its associated disciplines of Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering) is all about the environment and infrastructure that makes up the modern world.

  • Civil Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 13th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • General Engineering at Aberdeen is ranked 12th in the UK and 1st in Scotland by The Guardian’s Best UK Universities, 2021.

Our Degrees

We offer a range of Civil Engineering degrees which you can read more about below.

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Pathway Programmes

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for progression to undergraduate degree study at the university.

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Civil Engineers design, build and maintain (and decommission where appropriate) everything from transport infrastructure to power stations, from oil refineries to renewable energy schemes, hospitals, stadiums and much more.

Civil Engineers also design water supply and effluent treatment systems and flood protection and environmental protection schemes. They keep our infrastructure working effectively and adapt it to meet challenges like population growth or climate change.

At Aberdeen, our teaching is supported by our excellent workshop and laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment, including some of Scotland’s very best hydraulic equipment.

The first two years of our engineering degrees cover general engineering, with elements of chemical, mechanical, petroleum and electrical/electronics, as well as civil. In the later years, you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin your third year.

Our 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes are accredited as fully meeting the
educational requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng). After the first two years, students on the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) have the opportunity to pursue the 5-year Masters of Engineering in their chosen discipline.

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