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University of Bolton - No.1 University in Greater Manchester for Student Satisfaction

“The North West is home to some of the most prestigious national and international companies.”

Civil engineers design structures such as buildings, roads, and bridges. It’s an essential and fascinating industry, and you can choose to work in any number of civil engineering specialisms, both in the UK and across the world.

Civil Engineering

The University of Bolton has a rich history in engineering, having taught it for over 40 years. You’ll be taught by engineers with first-hand experience of contracting and consultancy, and we encourage you to take part in placements and live projects to get real experience of Civil Engineering.

The Civil Engineering industry has a significant presence in the region, and the North West is home to some of the most prestigious national and international companies in the sector. Many of those companies’ senior staff have been educated here at the University of Bolton.

Our courses are accredited through the Joint Board of Moderators representing the four key professional institutions:

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation
HND BTEC Construction And The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) - Bolton College
HNC BTEC Construction And The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) - Bolton College

Teaching Intensive, Research Informed

The School of Engineering is home to all Civil Engineering courses and activity at the University of Bolton. See the School of Engineering section of this website for information on staff, events, and news.

Your education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. You will be taught by staff with first-hand experience of contracting and specialist consultancy services, and we organise a range of guest lectures, placements, industrial seminars, and professional body talks.

The Built Environment Centre for Research focuses on the development and growth of research into the built and human environments through themed research groups and cross-disciplinary networks. Read more about Research Degrees here.


Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? The School of Engineering is always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. Please contact us if you would like further information on collaboration opportunities.

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