Research within the Civil Engineering is undertaken within two thematic groups, namely Environment and Infrastructure, within which smaller specialised research sub-groups operate.
An important overlap between the Environment and Infrastructure themes lies in the area of sustainability and sustainable economic development, where emphasis is placed on preservation of natural resources through the recycling of waste materials, perceived infrastructure threats posed by climate changes and the development of the urban environment in terms of the whole life cycle from inception to eventual demolition or re-use.
For more information about Research in Civil Engineering at Dundee, please follow the links below to visit individual sub-group research webpages:
- Fluid Mechanics
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Concrete and Construction
- Construction and Project Management
- Structural Engineering
To learn more, please visit our Engineering research pages.
You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in any other component, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
English language pre-sessional programmes
We offer pre-sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
Applying for a research degree
Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.
- PhD in Civil Engineering
- Non-graduating research in Engineering, Physics & Mathematics (6 months or more)
- Non-graduating research in Engineering, Physics & Mathematics (less than 6 months)
Professor Amin Abdolvand
Associate Dean for Research
School of Science and Engineering