Engineering underpins almost every aspect of modern life. Engineers make important contributions to designing, constructing and maintaining buildings, technology and infrastructure, and are at the forefront of sustainable development. Engineers create solutions which protect and restore our environment, and are vital in responding to the challenges of climate change. Engineers measure and map our local communities, natural resources and structures, from microscopic to interplanetary scales. Our education programmes and research reflect this wide remit.
Our courses encompass the full spectrum of civil engineering from structures to geomatics to earthquakes to transport while continuing to provide a sound understanding of civil engineering principles.
Our research is innovative and at the forefront of engineering development. Our staff are leaders in their fields and are often called upon to provide detailed knowledge to anyone from the media to industry to policy makers. We work with other academics, with industry partners and with local and national government providing research and expertise.