Why Study Civil Engineering at Huddersfield?

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering, it focuses on the design and construction on a range of infrastructures, from buildings and roads to bridges and canals. Civil Engineers shape the world around us, when planning future infrastructures Civil Engineers may look to existing structures for inspiration and there is plenty of inspiration in Huddersfield. Our town has listed buildings and monuments that civil engineers will have contributed to, from grand Victorian buildings built of local sandstone to gems of modern design on our own University campus.

Whilst we have a rich heritage of buildings on our doorstep, we have the ambition at using technology in better ways to create more sustainable buildings and infrastructures. Our Civil Engineering degree is designed to create graduates who can communicate effectively, manage projects and work in professional teams. Studying Civil Engineering could boost your career opportunities and open doors to careers with substantial earning potential, enabling you to shape the life you desire in the future.

Our courses

Studying Civil Engineering

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Gain real world skills through EnABLE

At Huddersfield, we aim to teach our students in a multidisciplinary way, solving real world engineering problems and preparing you for a career in the sector. 

In your first and second year, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in our new initiative EnABLE – which stands for Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment. You’ll work in small teams with students from across our engineering degree programmes, solving real-world engineering challenges and developing skills relevant to industry.

Find out a little bit more about EnABLE from some of those who teach, study or work in the engineering field.

Preparing you for your future career

At Huddersfield, we place a great deal of importance on industry experience. You’ll find all our 3-4 year Bachelor’s level courses or our 4-5 year Master’s level courses give you the option to undertake a year-long placement in your third year.  

Our Engineering students benefit from support from a dedicated Placement Unit, which is on hand to guide you through the application process and throughout your placement year.

Our Facilities

There’s lots of ways you can expand your CV whilst making new friends at Huddersfield.  

As an engineering student, you have the option to get involved with our student teams as part of your final year individual project.  

Help design and build a single seat racing car with Team HARE, and then compete in the IMechE Formula Student at Silverstone.  



Oversee the design, manufacture and operation of an unmanned aircraft as part of the Team HAWK Unmanned Aerial System team.

Or take part in the IMechE Railway Challenge at Stapleford Miniature Railway by working as a team work to design, develop, and manufacture a 10 ¼” gauge railway locomotive.

How to apply

Here is what you need to know about applying to the University of Huddersfield.

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Chat online to our students

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