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Civil Engineering

We have an established reputation for developing successful civil engineering professionals. Led by a diverse academic group embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research, our professionally accredited courses have a strong industry and research-informed focus, linked with employability and collaborative working practices.

We’re committed to developing our students at every level, through undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research and degree apprenticeship study routes, all of which are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.

Our department is based in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment in the heart of the University's City Campus. Civil Engineering is part of a wider Engineering offering from the University, with other Engineering-related courses taught from our Clifton Campus.

If you’re interested in visiting, studying, or working with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Our Research Groups and Centres

Smart Heat Networks

Smart Heat Networks

NTU's Smart Heat Network (SHN) has been set up to respond to the challenges of this transformation. UK experience in heat networks is concentrated in a handful of cities such as Nottingham and Sheffield.

The Imaging, Materials, Engineering and Computational (iMEC) Research Centre

The Imaging, Materials, Engineering and Computational (iMEC) Research Centre

The Imaging, Materials, Engineering and Computational (iMEC) Research Centre consists of four Research Groups: Imaging and Sensing, Advanced Materials, Human Performance and Experience and Computation and Simulation.

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab

The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab is a multidisciplinary research environment where architects, artists, designers, engineers, computer scientists and human scientists collaborate to explore the potential of new visualisation techniques and digital design models and processes. This will enhance the quality of our buildings and cities in a sustainable way meeting user expectations.

Vision-based Structural Health Monitoring

Vision-based Structural Health Monitoring

Monitoring deformations and movements of structures is an essential tool for asset management and condition monitoring. measurements. Through Dr Rolands Kromanis’s research in technological applications to understand behaviour of structures, he has developed a low cost vision-based deformation monitoring system – called DeForMonit. DeForMonit replaces this antiquated measurement collection apparatus with a vision-based, contactless technology solution that uses mobile phone camera technology.

Featured Facility

Newton and Arkwright

The University has invested a massive £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, at the heart of the City Campus. These buildings are home to many of our teaching and social spaces in addition to the Nottingham Conference Centre, and next to the Maudslay building where our academic offices and workshops are.


We're in the top 20 in the UK for Civil Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020)


99% of our undergraduate civil engineering students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)


100% of our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering sandwich students are satisfied with their course (NSS, 2019)

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