Welcome to the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.

Working with local communities, natural resources and structures from microscopic to interplanetary scales, Civil, Environmental and Geomatic engineers improve our surroundings and the way we fit into them. UCL’s work in this area is highly rated, with 55% of what we produce rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the last independent Research Assessment Exercise conducted in the UK. We are particularly noted for the multidisciplinary nature of our research, and our unique labs – including PAMELA, the Pedestrian Accessibility and Movement Environment Laboratory.

Our students benefit from ‘real-world’ knowledge in their lectures and classes; from Year 1 they experience scenario-based hands-on learning, aided by staff who are actively involved in leading-edge research. Course content encompasses the full spectrum of civil engineering – from structures to geomatics and from earthquakes to transport – while continuing to provide a sound understanding of underlying engineering principles.

We have a strong chapter of Engineers Without Borders, through which our students apply their knowledge to projects that change lives in developing countries, supported by staff and funding from across UCL Engineering.

Our staff are often called upon to provide detailed knowledge to anyone, including the media, industry and policy makers. We work with other academics, with industry partners and with local and national government providing research and expertise.



Information for Prospective Students

Some of the undergraduate programmes in this department follow an Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) Structure.

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Head of Department:
Professor Stuart Robson

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7224