Giving you an introduction to the core areas of geotechnics, this module covers topics such as: origin and types of soil, soil as a 3-phase material, soil description and classification, compaction, water in soils, basic mechanics, and stresses is soils and ground investigation. In an average week you’ll spend four hours of lectures and practicals per week.
This module introduces you to the fundamental principles of hydrostatics and enables you to apply these principles to model problems relevant to civil engineering. You’ll spend around four hours in lectures each week to study for this module.
This module introduces topics basic to communication of design in the field of civil engineering, including computer aided design and building information modelling. You’ll spend eight hours in seminars, three hours in practicals and one hour of lectures per week to study this module.
Engineering Mathematics 1
You’ll consider key issues within landscape architectural discourse and practice and be introduced to a number of theoretical approaches to landscape and their relationship to professional practice. Through two hours of lectures each week you’ll study the ways of ‘reading’ landscape including modes of interpreting or experiencing landscape, designing landscapes to express according to particular values, and critically assessing designed landscape outcomes and performance.
Engineering Mathematics 2
You’ll be introduced to techniques for solving selected first-order and second-order differential equations relevant to the analysis of generic engineering problems. The module also provides mathematical tools in terms of advanced differential calculus and vectors for modelling of generic engineering situations given in terms of multi-dimensional models. You’ll spend around three hours per week in lectures and workshops.
Engineering Surveying 1
This module provides you with an introduction to engineering surveying, covering: introduction to coordinates, fundamentals of measurement errors, and survey practice and cartography, among others. You’ll have a three hour lecture each week as well as attend a residential field course lasting six days during the Easter vacation.
Structural Mechanics and Vibration
Through three hours of lectures each week, this module covers the following topics: analysis of stresses and strains, virtual work method, strain energy method and analysis of arches and cables, among others.
Civil Engineering Materials
This module will introduce engineering materials and their basic properties, as well as principles of material selection and sustainability. You’ll develop a basic understanding of the behaviour of metals, in particular steel through a weekly one hour lecture and three hour practical.
Engineering Surveying 2
You’ll be introduced to more advanced aspects and techniques of Engineering Surveying. You’ll spend three hours in lectures and three hours in practicals each week when studying this module.
Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers
This module will provide you with the techniques for solving selected classes of ordinary differential equations relevant to the analysis of engineering topics. You’ll spend around three hours in lectures and workshops each week to study this module.
Probabilistic and Statistical Techniques for Engineers
This module introduces the mathematic skill needed for use of probabilistically based models of uncertain engineering problems and to use statistical methods to interpret the solutions. You’ll spend around three hours in lectures and workshops each week when studying this module.
The module considers particular types of transport-related construction. This module will provide students with an insight into the processes involved with the design, construction and maintenance of various forms of transport infrastructure. You will spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Steel Design Project
This module aims to introduce the design process in the context of civil engineering. You’ll gain knowledge in and practice the conceptual and detailed design of engineering structures. You’ll spend eight hours in workshops each week when studying this module.
This module aims to develop further understanding of fundamental behaviour of soils and you will learn how to perform geotechnical analyses. You’ll spend five hours in lectures and two hours in practicals per week.
On successfully completing the module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid dynamics. You’ll be able to solve simple pipe flow problems and demonstrate awareness of open channel flows and boundary layers and drag. You’ll spend four hours in lectures and two hours in practicals each week when studying this module.
Construction Project Management 1
The module provides students with a preliminary background in the field of civil engineering construction project management. You’ll spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Non-Linear Analysis of Structures
This module aims to develop an understanding of the instability of structural systems and plastic methods of analysis and design. You’ll spend three hours in lectures and three hours in practicals each week when studying this module.
This module aims to introduce torsion and statically indeterminate structures and the flexibility and stiffness methods of solving them. You’ll spend three hours in lectures and three hours in computing sessions each week when studying this module.
Group Design Project
Students work in groups on the design and planning of a Civil Engineering project, such as a large building development, energy or other utility or element of transport or other infrastructure. You’ll spend around six hours in seminars and eight hours in workshops in the design studio each week when studying this module.
Structural design is extended into the use of concrete and more advanced techniques of analysis are introduced by this module. You’ll spend three hours in lectures, two hours in practicals and four hours in workshops each week when studying this module.
This module extends principles into the areas of steady state and transient groundwater flow and seepage. You’ll spend four hours in lectures and four hours in practicals each week when studying this module.
This module aims to introduce students to the simple mathematics models used to analyse unsteady flows in pipes, and some basic empirical models for describing the process of sediment transport. You’ll spend four hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Individual Investigative Project
This module offers students the opportunity to undertake an individual investigative project on a topic related to their particular interests. It normally involves a thorough literature review, plus relevant design or data collection and analysis, culminating in the production of a project report of about 8,000 words.
Construction Project Management 2
This module examines the following areas for the management of construction projects: Construction productivity and project planning, Estimating and tendering for construction, Introduction to practical planning, project reporting techniques, and control of construction projects. You’ll spend three hours in lectures per week when studying this module.
Building Information Modelling
This module applies the fundamental concepts of BIM to the construction project lifecycle and builds effective visual presentation skills and advanced knowledge. You will spend two hours in lectures, one hour in a computer room and two hours per week in the design studio when studying this module.
This module covers traffic flow theory, traffic signal control and transport network modelling. You will spend three hours a week in lectures when studying this module.
Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers
This module covers advanced analytic mathematical techniques used to provide exact or approximate solutions to common classes of ordinary differential equations typical in Engineering. You’ll spend around three hours in lectures and workshops per week when studying this module.
This module will build on the basic understanding of the behaviour and design of steel structures by considering elements and connections in more detail, by recognising the importance of fabrication and erection on economics, and by explaining the basis for new design codes. You’ll spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Foundations and Earthworks
This module aims to develop your understanding of the theoretical and application aspects of airborne photogrammetry and airborne and mobile laser scanning. You’ll spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Mapping for Engineering Surveying and GIS
The module describes the theoretical and practical aspects of photogrammetry and geometrical remote sensing. Subjects covered include: single and multi-image/photograph geometry, digital imagery and processing, and data capture techniques and products, among others. You’ll have three one-hour lectures per week.
Mapping for Engineering Surveying and GIS Practical
Students work individually and in small groups on projects involving the planning and the carrying out of observational and computational aspects of surveying for engineering and/or deformation applications. Individuals and groups are also responsible for management and organisation of their projects. You’ll spend around one hour in lectures each week when studying this module.
This module aims to develop an understanding of soil-contaminant interactions. You will study the mechanisms of contaminant transport and be introduced to the available technologies utilised for contaminant containment. You’ll spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
Computerised Mathematical Methods in Engineering
The methodology and associated numerical techniques are introduced to enable a selection of mathematical operations to be evaluated with the use of computer-based software algorithms to problems that cannot be solved analytically. You’ll spend around three hours in lectures and workshops each week when studying this module.
Experiments in Fluid Mechanics
In small groups, the student will carry out a series of four experiments exploring a wide range of fluid mechanical applications. These experiments will be set in context by a theoretical background session. You’ll spend around eight hours in lectures and workshops each week and group study sessions.
This module will describe coastal processes of relevance to civil engineering: Waves and tides, Sediment transport and beach evolution, and introductory concepts for coastal engineering and management. You’ll spend three hours in lectures each week when studying this module.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.