Civil Engineering and Construction

Kingston offers a broad range of courses with a great emphasis placed on providing students with a strong foundation for their careers and an enhanced learning experience.  We have built a reputation for the quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in civil engineering and construction programmes and have successfully embedded the concept of sustainable development in all of our degree courses. 

The academic staff have a diverse range of research interests from sustainable construction, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, hydraulic engineering through to professional practice and construction management.  Many of our academics are recognised leaders in their specialist areas and are frequently invited to undertake high profile research and consultancy work. 

Why Kingston?

All civil engineering and construction programmes are fully accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprises the four professional institutions:
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
The Institution of Highway Incorporated Engineers (IHIE)

Find out more about the benefits of a degree accredited by the Engineering Council

Our construction courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

What our students say

You can also hear Joe Green (3rd year Construction Management student) talk about his course and the benefits of his year long placement with MACE limited on the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibition Centre.

Our students describe the day to day life of a civil engineering or construction student.

Olayinka Bombata - Civil Engineering student

"I like the fact that my course challenges me to do better and exhibit skills I never knew I had. Kingston provides facilities that let me get my hands dirty".


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