Civil Engineering is a broad discipline that covers many aspects of our everyday lives, from the provision of safe drinking water to the development of structures that can withstand earthquakes. It aims to improve our quality of life while also protecting the natural environment. This degree offers you the chance to spend your final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities. In the first two years of the course you will take a range of core modules, covering topics such as computational analysis, structural mechanics, geotechnics and fluid mechanics. These will provide you with a strong foundation in engineering science and technology, and prepare you for advanced study. During the third year, you can continue with a broad programme or tailor your studies to suit your interests through a range of specialist modules and a group design project. You will reach Master's level study in the fourth year, with a wide choice of advanced modules and a major research-based project. Studying to this level means that graduates have fully met the educational base required for a chartered engineer and they can then go on to acquire the necessary work experience. Students are required to fulfill progression criteria within their course in order to go abroad in their final year. Students who do not meet these requirements will complete their final year at Imperial.