UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering



Dynamism, innovation and a global outlook inform UCL’s Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


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UCL Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering, our approach transcends the conventional. We nurture a forward-thinking mindset, equipping our students with not only a comprehensive understanding of the technical facets of civil engineering but also instilling interdisciplinary insights. By integrating perspectives from fields like social justice, climate science, and human rights, we foster innovative responses to global challenges, preparing our graduates to be leaders in creating a sustainable future.

What is Civil Engineering?

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Civil engineering is a multifaceted discipline at the forefront of creating and maintaining vital infrastructure. From bridges to resilient flood defences and sustainable wind turbines to tunnel systems, civil engineers shape the physical world. Civil engineering harmonizes with nature, leveraging its principles to craft solutions that facilitate urban living while safeguarding the environment.


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Our degree programmes in civil engineering are designed to educate students in a dynamic and exciting learning environment

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Postgraduate taught

Our MSc and MRes programmes cover all major areas of civil, environmental and geomatic engineering.

A student operating equipment in one of CEGE's laboratories

Postgraduate research

Our students' research is innovative, and at the forefront of engineering development.

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Engineering Foundation Year

Embrace this opportunity to become a future engineer, on a programme designed for those who don’t meet standard entry requirements for UCL’s undergraduate engineering degrees.

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Short courses

At UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, we believe in making our research and knowledge accessible to all. The department offers a variety of short courses and taster sessions. 

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Scholarships and funding

As a Department, CEGE is always keen to encourage, develop and reward excellence in our students. Check this page to see which scholarship and funding opportunities you may be eligible for.