Edinburgh Napier University

Study Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is everything you see that is built around us. This includes our roads, buildings, power supply and much more. It is one of the oldest forms of engineering and without it the world would not be the same.

What do Civil Engineers do?

Civil engineers are creative individuals who enjoy problem solving and contributing to the built environment around us.

As a civil engineer, you could be working on a vast amount of projects, making a real impact in communities and beyond.

You could be responsible for planning, designing and overseeing the construction of large-scale buildings and our roads and railways systems, airport, bridges and harbours, as well as tall buildings like the Shard in London and large structures built to withstand any weather condition.

Civil engineers also work on projects that have huge environmental benefits such as waste and water management, and buildings and venues that may surprise you. For example, the third largest stadium in the UK, the Emirates stadium, and Blackpool’s ICON rollercoaster which is the most interactive rollercoaster in the world.


Study Civil Engineering

Study civil engineering at Edinburgh Napier University where you are taught by industry professionals who teach you the practical skills to prepare you for a successful career.


What can you do with a Civil Engineering degree?

With a civil engineering degree you can go into a variety of professions. One of the most popular career options for civil engineering graduates is to work as Consultant Design Civil Engineers.

If you are interested in design and construction you could specialise as a structural engineer, or work in transport and urban planning. If you want to help improve lives and make an impact, you can build a career in public health or environmental engineering.

Automation and robotics is also a growing sector within construction and civil engineering.

Some of our civil engineering graduates have gone on to work for Transport Scotland as Project Managers or taken their numerical and mathematical skills gained during their studies to work in banking and financial industries.

As you can tell by now, the career options are diverse and endless, making civil engineering an exciting, in-demand and transferrable career route.

Get ahead

If you are looking for a diverse career path that offers endless opportunities then civil engineering is for you.

So how do you start your journey?

If you are at school you should include maths, English and sciences in your subject choices. Engineering is generally a creative field so subjects such as art, design and technology and computing are also very useful as they teach you the skills that you’ll need.

Other useful skills include teamwork and languages as a career in engineering will allow you to work anywhere in the world with a wide range of people.


Coming from college?

Edinburgh Napier University has articulation agreements with many partner colleges so if you are already studying engineering you could gain advanced entry into second year and continue your studies to gain your honours degree in civil engineering.

Visit the civil engineering course page for full details on entry requirements.