On the 12 and 13 of November, Nottingham hosted the annual conference of the Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED). ACED is a sectoral group of the Engineering Professors Council representing all the university departments and schools offering Civil Engineering programmes in the UK. Conference chair, Dr John Owen of the Department of Civil Engineering at Nottingham, was delighted at the success of the conference, which attracted over 60 delegates from universities, industry and the professional institutions.
Delegates heard about the growing importance of trans national education (TNE) for the UK higher education sector including excellent presentations from our own students on the student experience of TNE.
Presentations from Arup and Laing O’Rourke on the use of emerging technologies in Civil Engineering practice highlighted the importance of keeping curricula up to date to reflect the BIM revolution, design for manufacture and assembly and advances in surveying technology.
On the Friday morning speakers from the Engineering Council and JBM briefed delegates on the accreditation of masters level programmes. This was followed by a series of presentations on a transportation theme, culminating in an overview of the opportunities and challenges posed by HS2.
Posted on Monday 23rd November 2015