In 1827 the founders of University College London appointed a professor of engineering, John Millington, to teach civil engineering, the first such appointment in England. Over 190 years later, we are still at the cutting edge of the discipline, and are home to some of the most innovative engineering teaching and research in the UK.
Engineers create solutions which protect and restore our environment, and are vital in responding to the challenges of climate change. They measure and map our local communities, natural resources and structures, from microscopic to interplanetary scales. Our education programmes and research reflect this wide remit.
Our programmes encompass the full breadth of civil engineering, from structures and geomatics to earthquakes and transport, while continuing to provide a sound understanding of civil engineering principles.
Our research is at the forefront of engineering development. Our staff are leaders in their fields and are often called upon to provide detailed knowledge to the media, industry and policy makers. We work with other academics, industry partners and local and national government, providing research and expertise.