Civil Engineering Degrees


Top in Wales for teaching, assessment, academic support, organisation, and overall satisfaction (NSS 2023)


Opportunities to gain hands-on experience of many aspects of civil engineering


New labs for structures, materials and geotechnics, that help to discover new methods of construction

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Courses accredited by the relevant bodies within Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Degrees

Experience Engineering

We pride ourselves on our breadth of civil engineering courses that are based on the demands of industry, so they give you the skills that employers look for, and our strong links with industry mean you’ll have many opportunities to engage with companies during your studies. 

Our undergraduate courses give you the appropriate practical and academic training for a career in civil engineering, including structural design, geotechnical design, project management, highway and transport engineering, and sustainable design and development.

Our postgraduate courses help you to develop the critical and analytical skills, alongside management expertise, needed to establish or consolidate your career as a civil engineer.

Civil Engineering at USW rated top in Wales for teaching, assessment, academic support, organisation, and overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)

Accredited Courses

Accredited Courses

The BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). See for further information. Our MEng meets the requirements for Chartered Engineer status in full, while BEng requires a period of further learning, for example, postgraduate study in civil engineering.  

Practical Learning

practical learning

All our Civil Engineering courses offer you the chance to gain hands-on experience of many aspects of civil engineering, including surveying, structural testing, and materials selection. We value the importance of practical learning, so we give you as many opportunities as possible to help prepare you for the workplace. Meet the team that will be teaching you at USW.

Cutting-edge Facilities

Cutting edge facilities

Civil engineering facilities include new laboratories for structures, materials and geotechnics. These facilities allow us to demonstrate fundamental engineering principles and help students carry out project and research work. We test steel, concrete and masonry lintels, together with other structural materials, to improve product design and discover new methods of construction.


Undergraduate Degrees

Postgraduate Courses

Civil Engineering Placements

Put theory into practice

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.

Aaron Jones, BSc Civil Engineering student


Influence Change

AMTeC is a modular multi-disciplinary engineering research centre nucleating from on-going research and consultancy work in Civil Engineering and addressing innovation challenges facing the infrastructure sector. 

AMTeC has widened and enhanced its scope to include cutting-edge research into sustainable cementitious materials, geo-polymers and composite materials, such as fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs). It also looks at modern materials testing and analysis methods.


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales

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Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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