What you study
The philosophy of the programme is to integrate aspects of civil and environmental engineering theory and practice with supporting topics. This provides a distinctive and stimulating undergraduate study programme aimed at students who aspire to manage the design, construction and maintenance processes for enhancing the built and natural environment.
There are four inter-related themes within the programme:
- Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Materials
- Hydraulics and Water Engineering
- Environmental Engineering, Science and Management
- Supporting topics, including Land Surveying, Mathematics, Graphics & Digital Modelling, Construction Studies, Health & Safety, Project Management, Construction Contract Law and Sustainability
You will be exposed to a variety of stimulating learning environments, such as:
- Civil Engineering Placement in year 3
- Computer-aided design and related software packages
- Analytical work on calculations relating to structures
- Laboratory experimental work on materials testing or fluid flow
- Field courses on geology and land surveying
- Design projects
How you learn and are assessed
We offer a broad range of learning environments, including a traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, and a substantial element of lab work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.
Your study is assessed with a variety of methods, enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Coursework typically includes laboratory reports, essays and oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, problem-solving and design challenges. Your placement will be assessed by industrial and academic supervisors, as well as by report and oral presentation. In your final dissertation, you are individually supported by a research-active member of staff.
Laboratory reports, design problems, essays and exams. Year 1 is approximately 30% exam and 70% coursework. Year 4 is approximately 70% exam and 30% coursework.