Study Civil Engineering at Salford


From bridges and buildings to utilities and transport, civil engineering shapes our world. If you want a career shaping the world around you, begin your journey with a degree in civil engineering and change the way our cities move.

With a hands-on approach to learning, and a focus on real-world situations, Civil Engineering courses at Salford help you to build a skillset and knowledge base, so you can prepare to gain future Chartered Engineer status.


If you're struggling to decide between civil engineering courses, or you want to know what differentiates one course from another, we have created a course comparison infographic to help make sure you get all the information you need to find the right course for you.



What is the difference between an MEng and a BEng (Hons) degree?

An MEng (Master of Engineering) is taken over four years - or five with a placement year - and is the integrated masters route for engineering students. The MEng follows the same structure as the BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) degree for the first three years, but the fourth year enables you to broaden your skills and knowledge beyond undergraduate level, increasing your employability.


How will I benefit from studying an accredited course?

Each of our courses in civil engineering are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers) so you will be educated to the highest of industry standards. These accreditations also mean that by completing the course, you will meet the exemplifying academic benchmark for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status requirement, meaning you can enhance your career prospects through professional registration and institution memberships.

Achieving CEng status has a number of potential benefits for your career, including: improved career prospects and employability, higher earning potential, international recognition of your skill and competence, while also demonstrating a professional attitude at the very start of your career which is valued by employers.

What career options are open to me once I graduate?

From civil engineer to construction specialist to structural engineer, alumni from our civil engineering programmes are currently working in a wide range of roles in industry. Hear from BEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering graduate Maryam, and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering graduate Haroon about their experiences at Salford and what they have been working on since they graduated.

Read Maryam's blog >>

Read Haroon's blog >>


Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your civil engineering studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).



Benefit from site visits and hands-on learning in our specialist teaching and research laboratories, building your experience in surveying, water quality, transport resource, geotechnics, hydraulics, and light and heavy structures


Develop your civil engineering knowledge and skills with a course accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, and led by our IStructE award-winning teaching team


Experience collaborative working and gain real world context for your studies during an optional industry placement, and a week-long residential at Constructionarium


Studying at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

If you are ready to apply for one of our civil engineering courses, here are some UCAS quick links

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering

MEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering