Studying Civil Engineering at Salford

Thank you for choosing civil engineering at Salford as a study choice. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your decision.

To help you make your choice, we’ve got some more information about studying at Salford, including a look ahead to your first year of study.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email our friendly team at or call us on 0161 295 4545.

First year snapshots

Get a glimpse of first year life as a civil engineering student.

Explore the modules you will take, how your weekly timetable might look, plus more about what it's like to study at Salford.

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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 (Batchelor 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.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

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 >>

Will there be opportunities for individual support if I find need it from time to time?

As well as the usual support you would expect from the lecturers on your course, we also offer extra help if you are stuck solving a particular maths problem. This is a drop-in session called MathScope where you can turn up without an appointment.



Gain additional experiences from local and regional site visits as you learn in our specialist teaching laboratories


Develop your civil engineering knowledge and skills led by our IStructE award-winning teaching team


Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability

Get in touch

If you have any questions, just contact our friendly team at, or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

You can also join our Facebook group - a space to meet other applicants planning to join Salford in September.