Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering has a long history at the University of Salford, where Mechanical Science was first taught in 1896.

The University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in Civil Engineering with a strong practical content which is in demand from modern employers.

All undergraduate civil engineering courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) which is formed from the leading Civil Engineering Institutions (ICE / IStructE / IHT / IIE), and as part of this accreditation, attendance at an organised field course is mandatory. We are proud of the practical nature of Salford graduates, and one of the reasons for this is the opportunity to get out onto a real construction site.

Doctoral programmes and research in Civil Engineering are brought together in the Civil Engineering Research Centre that comprises the Sustainable Water Management Group, the Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Group and the Transportation Group.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering students at CSE

Civil Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. It provides the facilities for day-to-day life, and for transport and industry to go about its work. Infrastructure is the thing that supports our daily life - roads and harbours, railways and airports, hospitals, sports stadiums and schools, access to drinking water and shelter from the weather. Infrastructure adds to our quality of life, and because it works, we take it for granted. Only when parts of it fail, or are taken away, do we realise its value.