Our stimulating Civil and Railway Engineering BEng degree programme enables you to gain strong theoretical and practical skills in civil engineering alongside a specific focus on the railway industry. This unique course has been developed in close liaison with the railway industry, which means that what you will learn is relevant and immediately-applicable. Your studies will focus on core civil engineering as well as specialised study on railway infrastructure, including railway management and a railway design project. You will benefit from the expertise available in our Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, which performs world-leading research in railway infrastructure, geotechnics, aerodynamics and risk management. Our courses are designed to give you as many opportunities as possible to tackle problems by applying taught materials in design exercises. These interdisciplinary design projects thread through our degree programmes, increasing in complexity as the course continues. You’ll work alongside Mechanical and Electrical Engineers to develop designs for technologies with impact in the world. During this degree, you will be actively involved in developing the specific design and professional skills required by Civil Engineers and will tackle numerous design problems to develop your analytical, technical and decision-making abilities. Whilst studying all the major Civil Engineering subjects, you will also gain experience in a range of railway system issues and disciplines.