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Department of Civil Engineering

Welcome to the Department

We help students achieve their potential

The Department of Civil Engineering has an innovative learning culture that nurtures our students’ talent and helps our graduates secure impressive positions within the civil engineering industry.

In addition to providing an excellent student experience, the Department of Civil Engineering has attracted leading researchers who produce ground-breaking research within their specialist areas. 

The Department of Civil Engineering at LJMU is one of the oldest Departments at the University. We strive to equip all our students with the required knowledge and understanding to become the foremost Civil Engineers for building the future.

The future is what you make it

Watch the video to give you a taste of what we do in the Department of Civil Engineering.


Our specialities and research

The Department of Civil Engineering has a thriving research environment that produces internationally known research

The Department conducts research into a range of topics relating to civil engineering, including:

  • Pavement design and pavement engineering
  • Wastewater treatment, water resources, water conservation, tank failure mitigation
  • Structural behaviour of buildings
  • Materials technology design and performance.
  • Mitigation against catastrophic tanks failure
  • Sensors and their role within civil engineering design and analysis
  • Safety and life cycle analysis of highway infrastructure

The research we conduct has wide-reaching impact and the results are felt across the world, from improving aquatic life in Libya to investigating the use of waste slate aggregates in concrete within Wales.   

To ensure we continue to produce leading research within our specialist areas, we collaborate with a variety of companies, including Colas, United Utilities, Balfour Beatty  and Hydro International.

The Department of Civil Engineering also organises international conferences, such as the Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure Conference and the Water and Wastewater, Treatment Conference.

Students are encouraged to get involved with the Department’s research. All undergraduate and postgraduate students will undertake their own research projects. 

Read more about our research


of our MEng and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students are in work or study 6 months after graduation



outputs since 2007, including Journal and Conference publications and reports.


of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are accredited

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