Civil and Structural Engineering

Our degree in Civil and Structural Engineering combines the core topics required to become a corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers with a wide variety of bespoke modules designed to meet the needs of the structural engineers of tomorrow. Sheffield graduates are highly sought after, and many take up key positions in industry. For example, the key consultant engineer for the Millennium Eye (with overall responsibility for approval of the design) was Sheffield graduate John Roberts.

Ten of our lecturers are structural specialists - making Sheffield the right place to study if you value the breadth and depth of the knowledge of your tutors.

Design modules form a central thread running throughout all four years of the course. The course also reflects the fact that structures are increasingly designed using computers. You will be given instruction on how to use state-of-the-art structural analysis software and provided with a thorough grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles on which the software is based.

Course options:
Year in Industry

MEng Civil and Structural Engineering - Year 1 (2018-19)


Module Full Academic Year
Semester 1

CIV173 Engineering Sustainability

FCE1001 Global Engineering Challenge Week

MAT1600 Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering

CIV1000 Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1

CIV1200 Introduction to Civil and Structural Engineering Design

CIV1900 Civil Engineering Skills

Semester 2

CIV104 Principles of Hydraulics

CIV150 Geotechnical Engineering 1

MAS151 Civil Engineering Mathematics

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Careers & employability

Our graduates work all over the world, from the UK to Australia and the USA. Recent graduates went to work for AECOM, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BCS Design, Eastwood & Partners, Jacobs, Interserve, Mott MacDonald, Network Rail, Ramboll, Transport for London and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.

Course accreditation - MEng Accredited CEng (Full)

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
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