Sheffield is a solid first choice for civil engineering. The Guardian University Guide 2017 rates us 3rd in the UK. Both the QS World University Rankings 2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 put us among the world’s top 50 for this subject. The academic standard is high. We work closely with our partners in industry to develop course content. And first-year students are mentored by professionals. It’s a demanding course and spending a year on placement extends it to four years, so have to be committed. But the benefits are worth it. During the placement year, you’ll be paid a salary as you put your knowledge to practical use and improve your job prospects. The three-year BSc doesn’t meet the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. But it is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers and others. Graduates work all over the world for companies including Amey, Arup, Mott MacDonald, URS, Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.