Civil engineering is concerned with the techniques and procedures by which dams and reservoirs, water supply and sewage disposal systems, power stations, ports, offshore works, transport systems, bridges, tall buildings and other structures are planned, designed, built, surveyed, tested, operated, maintained and decommissioned. The course includes a broad range of activities including field courses, individual projects, design work and laboratory work.
This course will:
- introduce the principles and context of civil engineering in a range of subject areas to enable students to specialise
- develop students' understanding and critical judgement
- improve students' abilities in communication and other transferable skills /ul>
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.
We have developed excellent facilities with dedicated laboratories for structures, geotechnics and fluid mechanics as well as a large range of surveying equipment, which are used for both research and teaching purposes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With plans for a new strong floor facility for major structural testing, our research will cover a wide range of experimental investigations and predictive numerical modelling studies, supported by the latest in computing and laboratory facilities.