Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering encompasses a wide range of disciplines, all of which in some way relate to the provision of the essential services and facilities. Civil Engineers conceive, design, and build roads, railways, tunnels, bridges, dams, water supplies, power stations, oil and gas pipelines, large buildings and many other facilities. In essence, Civil Engineers shape the environment in which we live, designing and implementing projects that maintain and improve the quality of life.

Civil and Environmental Engineering was the first branch of engineering, with its history stretching back to the earliest civilisations, and its modern professional development trail-blazing in the nineteenth century through the activities of civil engineers like Brunel and Telford, together with Edinburgh-educated innovators like Stevenson, Rankine and Maxwell. Modern civil engineers continue to conceive, design, build, and operate the built and natural environments.

Glencorse Water Treatment Works
Glencorse Water Treatment Works
Railway Engineering Students
Railway Engineering Students
Forth Rail Bridge
Forth Rail Bridge