UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering



We aim to produce world-leading engineers with both the skills to make the world better, and the technical ability to design complex civil engineering solutions with people and the environment in mind.

Students hammering wood at the Constructionarium 2018.

Undergraduate teaching at the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) embraces the full range of civil engineering, from structural design and soil mechanics to earthquakes, transport, environmental and systems engineering. At the end of our undergraduate degree programmes, you will have the technical ability and understanding to make the world better.

Our civil engineering undergraduate programmes are flexible, so you can build a degree to suit the type of civil engineer you wish to be. With the opportunity to specialise in a range of subjects and disciplines from across UCL Engineering, via the IEP Minor (for both BEng and MEng students), and advanced optional modules in the final year of our MEng programme, the chance to customise your studies and learn with peers from other UCL Engineering departments is exciting.

Both our BEng and MEng Engineering (Civil) programmes are part of the IEP, or Integrated Engineering Programme, teaching framework. Find out more by visiting the IEP webpage. 

If you study Engineering (Civil) MEng with us, you will have the opportunity to take part in the UCL Study Abroad programmespending your third year at one of our partner institutions in Asia, Europe, North America or Australia. 

If you are more tempted by the architectural route, you may be interested in the Engineering and Architectural Design MEng. This programme is offered in collaboration with UCL's The Bartlett (Faculty of the Built Environment)and aims to challenge students to develop an experimental and technically rigorous approach to architectural structural design and the built environment. It has a strong focus on design and the use of advanced fabrication facilities and labs, where students are encouraged to develop leading-edge engineering knowledge, judgement and intuition. Please note that students on this programme will be enrolled with The Bartlett.   

Students working on a structure at the 2018 Constructionarium

Engineering (Civil) BEng

Our BEng offers a unique curriculum constructed around a series of multidisciplinary group projects, which focus on real-world engineering problems.

A civil engineering student working on steel reinforcement for the bridge piers at Constructionarium 2018.

Engineering (Civil) MEng

Our four year MEng programme builds on the knowledge and skills taught in the BEng, whilst also offering a final year design project and advanced modules. It is a direct route to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Engineering and Architectural Design MEng

This four year programme combines the key disciplines of structural, environmental and architectural design of the built environment, creating industry leaders of the future.