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The Sheffield College

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering skills are vital for the design, construction, and maintenance of building projects. There’s much more to Civil Engineering than looking through a theodolite (surveying instrument). Civil Engineering is a varied profession involving the design and construction of the world's buildings, roads, tunnels, bridges, dams, transport infrastructure and power stations to name but a few!

Any aspect of construction involves the practice of Civil Engineering, meaning you could be working on house builds, construction of a new motorway or landmark building or a new train station.

Our Civil Engineering courses have a strong emphasis on sustainable construction and Computer Aided Design (CAD). From using Digital Levels, Total stations and Electric Distance Machines we have all the gear to give you a solid understanding of the subject whilst also learning about the latest construction methods.

The Civil Engineering team have strong links with employers in the whole region, with many organisations sending students to study part-time courses at The Sheffield College. These links also allow you to gain vital experience through site visits and work experience. Many of our students’ progress onto Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sheffield and other universities. Previous students have even gone onto work on Crossrail, the London Underground's biggest project since the 1800s!

There are currently a number of major construction projects taking place in Sheffield from the Sevenstone Retail Quarter, a Chinatown development and the potential HS2 development. The city is an exciting place to study the practice of civil engineering and make your mark on the Sheffield landscape.