Engineers create innovative solutions to real-world problems. We invent products, systems and processes that are faster, smaller, cleaner, safer, stronger, more efficient, more environmentally friendly, more economical, more sustainable and more marketable. This programme has an emphasis on the consideration of fire risk in the design and protection of infrastructure, while still covering the majority of the traditional civil and structural engineering topics. In particular this allows engineers to determine the effects of modern construction methods and materials on the safety of buildings and infrastructure. You will take specific courses related to structural and fire safety engineering from Year 3 of the programme onwards. The programme builds on many of the fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering including the application of scientific knowledge and modern engineering tools to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all major forms of infrastructure. The discipline is very wide ranging, impacting on our daily lives in diverse ways. Ultimately it aims to ensure a sustainable local and global society, particularly in light of current challenges such as global climate change. This globally unique programme complements expertise at Edinburgh in the traditional areas of transport, tunnels, bridges, and buildings and extends into emerging areas such as water security, mitigating the environmental impacts of large construction, construction management, advanced geotechnical investigations, novel structural materials, and disaster analysis and prevention. It also benefits from close industrial relationships and the industrial mentoring scheme that allows students to meet and interact with recent Edinburgh graduates working in industry. Engineering at Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history and enjoys a vibrant and successful present. Our graduates have a distinctive blend of technical skills, ingenuity and entrepreneurship, that can open the door to a rewarding career. All our MEng programmes are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).