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Department of Civil Engineering

The department is City, University of London’s nucleus of civil engineering education and research, with courses at PhD, postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation level and an active research community.

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Situated in the heart of London - a global hub of design, architecture and construction, the Department of Civil Engineering boasts purpose-built, comprehensively equipped laboratories with facilities including a geotechnical centrifuge and heavy structures strong floor. All undergraduate degree courses hold Joint Board of Moderators accreditation and postgraduate taught degrees are accredited as further learning schemes for Chartered Engineer status.

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Our research in Civil Engineering incorporates two expert centres that maintain strong links with industrial partners and actively build our international reputation in novel design projects.

Research Centre for Civil Engineering Structures

This centre brings together three interlocking groups, all focusing on the analysis of different complex and/or special engineering structures: long-span bridges; tall buildings; and nuclear structures.

Research Centre for Multi-scale Geotechnical Engineering

This centre explores novel solutions to geotechnical problems by linking micro-mechanics to the macro response.

Research Centre for Fluid-Structure Interaction

Through its considerable multidisciplinary expertise, this centre aims to address some grand challenges associated with fluid-structure interaction in bio-mechanics, aeronautical, civil and marine engineering.

Centre of Excellence in Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering

The main aims of the Centre of Excellence are to provide opportunities in Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering, with a postgraduate course available and targeted research projects with direct industry involvement.


We have an array of recently refurbished facilities, including exceptional laboratories. The Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility is the centrepiece of the Civil Engineering Laboratory which also accommodates a large flexible laboratory space used for centrifuge model preparation, model testing at 1g, concrete testing and teaching. Adjacent to this are concrete mixing and casting facilities, a temperature-controlled soil element testing laboratory and a concrete durability laboratory.