Civil Engineering and Construction courses


Overall Satisfaction

Civil Engineering courses (National Student Survey 2016)


rating for teaching

Construction courses (National Student Survey 2016)


In Graduate-Level Destinations

BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (DLHE 2014/15)


In Graduate-Level Destinations

BEng (Hons) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (DLHE 2014/15)

TEF Gold - we're rated gold for teaching excellence


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years

Combining theory with relevant, hands-on experience, our civil engineering and construction courses will ensure you’re ready for a career in the industry.

Our civil engineering and construction courses are all about equipping you with the skills to succeed in this exciting industry. You’ll have many opportunities to put your learning into practice, working on real-life case studies and going on regular fieldtrips in the region. You’ll also fine-tune your skills in our workshops where you’ll test materials and structures, and get to use our extensive range of equipment.

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Studying at Derby isn't just about learning it's also about developing as a character.

Ben Irwin

"The University of Derby has got some excellent civil engineering and construction industry links and the labs are brilliant, there’s all top of the range equipment for us to use. Various local construction companies invite the students to look around their current projects with in Derby. It’s great to see the construction processes and hear from construction professionals on site. We get guest lecturers come in from the ICE and we often get invited to their meetings." See the full interview here

This is Civil Engineering and Construction 

  • We were one of the first universities to buy a state-of-the-art Falcon 8 drone and our new STEM Centre will house a range of exciting new equipment
  • Our professionally accredited courses mean you’ll have the recognised qualifications employers are looking for
  • Work placements can lead to an extra qualification – the Diploma in Professional Practice
  • Learn from the experts – our teaching team have extensive experience in the construction and civil engineering industry with management expertise





The workshops at Markeaton street include a motorsport workshop, mechanical and manufacturing engineering workshop, wood workshop, metal workshop and crafts workshop. 


The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

The Institute of Highway Engineers

Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The Chartered Institute of Building

What our Civil Engineering and Construction graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • asset management
  • construction management
  • consulting
  • contracting
  • design
  • facilities management
  • maintenance
  • planning
  • quantity surveying
  • teaching

You could also go on to study one of our postgraduate degrees, such as MSc Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration or MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management.

Graduates have gone on to work for:

  • Tomlinson
  • Severn Trent
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Jacobs