Our Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate study in Civil and Structural Engineering.

As a civil engineer you can literally change the world; developing bridges, tunnels, structures and sustainable buildings, providing water supplies, controlling pollution or responding to natural disasters. With a degree in this field you can watch your work impact positively on people's lives every day. Earn that degree at the University of Sheffield and you'll develop your skills alongside the best. We'll equip you to approach problems with sustainability in mind, so your projects will be future-proof – and so will your career.

Quality and rankings

Our department is ranked:

  •  9th in the UK according to the Times University league table 2019
  • 4th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • 52nd in the world and 6th in the UK for Civil and Structural Engineering (QS World University Rankings by subject 2018)
  • 90% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
  • 100% of our students went into graduate-level jobs or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17)

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Our makerspace is an area facilitating collaboration, innovation and the creation or prototyping of anything you can dream of. The iForge will have 3D printers, laser cutters, woodworking tools, an electronics station and more to allow you to make whatever you want! And most importantly, it will be run by students for students!

Want to know more?

Watch our video to find out what Civil and Structural Engineering actually is, and who is leading the way.

Our teaching is based on the latest world-leading research.

With our department's friendly, approachable staff on hand to help, you'll have all the support you need.

Develop a strong grounding in the core disciplines of structures, water and geotechnical engineering, or mix these subjects with options like modern languages, mechanical engineering and architecture. See our range of courses to learn more.

We offer a comprehensive range of courses – including combinations with architecture or a modern language.

Our international reputation for research and teaching attracts students from all over the world. There are currently students and staff from 46 countries in our department.

We're proud of our strong links with industry. The experience and expertise of leading consultants, contractors and specialist engineers feed directly into your degree.

With 25 per cent female students and eight women among our academic staff, there's a stronger gender balance here than in many other engineering departments.