A forum for academic leaders in civil engineering

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The Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) exists to promote excellence in the teaching of Civil Engineering students and in the activity of Civil Engineering research, to provide a forum for debate about important issues, to initiate enquiries or investigations on matters of concern to the Membership, and to represent the interests of the Membership at the Engineering Professors’ Council, of which it is a sectoral group, and other bodies agreed by the committee.

Membership of ACED is open to any department that offers a civil engineering or related degree programme accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.

We welcome new members so please do contact us.  A nominal Annual Membership fee of £100 is payable to fund ACED-specific activities and resources.

LATEST NEWS: We are delighted to announce the winners of the Dominic Fox Prize competition for a video promoting civil engineering in 2021. First Prize is awarded to Kanaeshvarr Devanand of the University of Warwick and Second Prize to Thena Brooker of Loughborough University. The winning video is available to watch here: and other entries to the competition including those from previous years may be found on Youtube with the tag #acedDominicFoxPrize