Civil Engineering, Placements and Internships
Civil Engineering students can opt to spend a year in industry on a work placement at the end of the third year of the MEng course. All students can also spend the summer months on an internship.
Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Selecting a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies. Our students work for consultants and contractors large and small.
Where our students work
Recent host companies include: AECOM Alan Baxter & Associates, Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Brookfield Multiplex, Byrne Looby, Cundall, Department for Transport, Dyer & Butler, Eurovia, Jackson Civil Engineers, Kier Group, MLM, Mott MacDonald, Murphy Group, Network Rail, Ramboll, Skanska, Wates Construction, Wilmott Dixon.
What our students do
Students work across a range of sectors and functions such as Rail, Airports, Tunnelling, Asset Maintenance, Geo-Environmental, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Construction
You will learn how to confidently apply methods learnt during your studies.
The exact skills you develop will depend on the scope of your placement. It is likely that you would develop your expertise in some of the following areas:
- Appropriate application of British Standards and Eurocode
- Preliminary works, scoping works, setting out and surveying
- Checking and controlling groundwork
- Environmental site investigation, collecting soil samples for geotechnical and contamination assessment
- Legislative compliance, record keeping, report writing and quality control
- Risk assessments and writing method statements
- Timber design and analysis for beams rafters and floor joists, steel design for beams
- Technical drawing, foundation design, producing design schemes and use of design analysis software
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- As well as many transferable skills such as organisation, planning, decision making, self-management, leadership.