BEng Civil Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Civil Engineering stood out to me, as it was similar to architecture but more technical.

The idea of being able to use my skills to help improve the lives of others, while also advocating for sustainability in the process, caught my eye as civil engineering impacts them on such a large scale.

Bea Basa / Civil Engineer at Ferrovial

Since graduating, I have worked for AECOM where I'm now a Principal Engineer.

I also gained chartership from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2016 which was a great achievement. Being a University of Manchester graduate definitely makes you stand out from other candidates!

Jennie Harrison / Principal Engineer at AECOM

Lay foundations for the future, with BEng Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers (THE Graduate Market, 2024) here you'll be equipped with the sought-after skills, close industry links, and world-class education set to give you a head-start.

Fully satisfying the Educational Base for Incorporated Engineer Status (IEng) and partially satisfying the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), you can enjoy a new world of opportunities upon graduation.

Previous graduate employers include:

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • AECOM
  • Buro Happold
  • Mott McDonald
  • Network Rail
  • And many more

According to the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (2021), the median salary for our Civil Engineering graduates is £29,600 in the first 15 months following graduation.

During your time with us, your employment opportunities are continually boosted by career events and company visits organised by the MACE Department. What's more, the University Careers Service is always on-hand to advise on career pathways, graduate jobs, internships, and postgraduate study.

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

After completing your BEng (Hons), you will have begun your Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), which also renders you eligible for the European Ingenieur (EUR ING).

The rest of your Educational Base is masters level equivalent, and to be obtained in one of a few ways:

  • Via approved or accredited MSc
  • Transfer to an MEng course
  • Further learning, such as a structured learning programme in the workplace  

For further information about accreditations, learn more at ICE , JBM, or find us at the Engineering Information Homepage.

Associated organisations

As a Civil Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.