Civil engineers play a key role in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the physical environment around us, including buildings and structures, flood defences and water supply programmes. Our Civil and Environmental Engineering programme offers you a highly regarded degree course at one of the top universities in this field, preparing you for exciting future career opportunities in designing and working with the built and natural environments. You will develop a thorough understanding of civil and environmental engineering theory, which will be backed up by practical application through laboratory and research work, field trips and design classes. All of our civil engineering related degrees are fully accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers. In your professional development as an engineer, the BEng degree satisfies the educational requirements to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), and partially satisfies the requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Note that if Chartered status is important to you, a four-year Cardiff MEng course may offer a quicker, more direct route than a BEng course. Other Cardiff University Civil and Environmental Engineering courses available may include: •the opportunity to satisfy the full educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer if you choose a MEng course •the opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry if you choose the relevant four-year BEng or five-year MEng degree option •the opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution for one semester if you choose the relevant MEng (International) degree option •the opportunity to study a language if you choose the relevant MEng degree option with a sandwich year at a university in France, Germany or Spain. Distinctive features •This course offers you the opportunity to study at the highest-rated civil engineering school in the UK (according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework) •All of our courses are informed by industrial collaboration and accredited by the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers •You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry.