Civil Engineering is considered to be the oldest engineering field. It includes the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the infrastructure that surrounds us and is the underpinning of our society.

Top UK universities for Civil Engineering:

League Table 2010 (top 10 list):
1 Imperial College
2 Sheffield
3 Edinburgh
4 Bristol
5 Nottingham
6 Dundee
7 UCL
8 East London
9 Bolton
10 Swansea

League Table 2008:
Ranking - Scores /100
1. University of Manchester - 100.00
2. Imperial College London - 96.50
3. University Of Southampton - 90.50
4. University Of Bristol - 87.70
5. University Of Loughborough - 86.70
6. University of Sheffield - 85.80
7. Queen's University Belfast - 85.40
8. U of Surrey - 85.00
9. U of Nottingham - 83.40
10. U of Edinburgh - 83.30
11. U of Birmingham - 83.10
12. U of Newcastle - 80.10
13. U of Dundee - 79.70
13. U of Portsmouth - 79.70
15. U of Bradford - 79.10
16. U of Ulster - 77.80
17. Nottingham Trent Univ - 77.70
18. U of Leeds - 77.10
19. U of Bath - 76.40
20. UCL - London's Global Uni - 75.70
21. U of Salford - 65.40
22. Kingston Univ - 64.80
23. City Univ, London - 63.10
24. U of Glasgow - 62.70
25. Liverpool John Moores Uni - 57.30
26. Leeds metropolitan Univ - 55.20
27. U of East London - 53.30
28. U of Brighton - 51.30
29. U of Wolverhampton - 47.10
30. London South Bank Univ - 37.10

Source: Guardian League Table 2008

* Civil Engineering at Imperial is rated as the top research department by the latest RAE 2008.

Civil Engineering ratings by RAE 2008:
Imperial College London (40% 4*, 55% 3*)
Swansea University (35%, 60%)
Cardiff University (25%, 65%)

The University of Southampton is one of the leading engineering Universities with top 3 ranking in civil engineering nationally.

Bristol is ranked 4th in Guardian and 5th in the Times 2008.

** Other League Tables:

Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

Chemical Engineering

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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