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Civil, Structural, Safety and Water Engineering

Our Civil, Structural, Safety and Water Engineering degrees are delivered by our Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, one of the leading providers for engineering teaching and research in the UK.

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Study in a centre of expertise

Degrees in this subject area are supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee which includes representatives from major multi-national employers AECOM, ARUP, Balfour Beatty, Halcrow, Jacobs and WSP Group. This committee ensures our course content is high quality and relevant to industry needs.

The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment undertakes cutting-edge research to deliver technological advances and inform government policy on topics relevant to the global challenges of: climate change; sustainable development; infrastructure deterioration; and personal and national security.

Shape the built environment

At Heriot-Watt, we strive to improve infrastructure globally within our Architectural Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Construction Project & Quantity Surveying, and Urban Studies areas. Our hands-on, cross-disciplinary approach to teaching makes us the perfect choice for those who choose to create a sustainable, resource and energy efficient world.

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Why Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

Civil Engineering Society

The Heriot-Watt University Civil Engineering Society is a student group that arranges social events, technical talks, nights out, attendance at careers fairs as well as the Civil Engineering Graduate Ball.

Edinburgh campus accommodation

Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world. Our student accommodation is within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Your career

Employers around the world actively seek out our graduates because they are work-ready. All our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of industry. Around 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Living in Edinburgh

Historic and beautiful, a cultural capital that fuels the senses whether you love the arts or nature, nightlife or study life, Edinburgh is stimulating and inspirational and never, ever boring.

We are accredited by the following organisations

At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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