Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wave tank

Key facts

Total expected intake 
90 (2018 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio 
6.8 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Joint 1st in the UK based on proportion of world leading research

About the Department

Imperial's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides you with an education that is recognised by research institutions and industry on a global scale.

Civil engineers maximise the use of nature's resources in the creation of the infrastructure that is key to our quality and enjoyment of life. These projects range from water supply and irrigation systems in developing countries through to large-scale construction such as London's iconic landmark, The Shard.

As well as minimising the environmental impact of construction, today’s civil engineers also need to control the pollution caused by such projects.

Our Department offers two integrated Master’s degrees lasting four years.

Both degrees are professionally accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. This ensures that our students benefit from the highest quality education. As a result, our graduates find themselves working in diverse and exciting roles around the world.

The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research, including a range of testing rigs, extensive computing provision, tension and compression machines, and wave generators and tanks.

Many of our facilities are used by industry partners and for consultancy projects. Our strong industry links mean that many of our students are able to secure relevant work experience placements during vacation periods.


Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

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