Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H200
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
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Module details

Programme Year One

LAB COATS – Students will be required to wear a lab coat for all Engineering laboratory sessions. These will be provided in the laboratory.

SAFETY BOOTS – Students undertaking Civil Engineering programmes will be required to wear safety shoes or boots (that is to say with both toe cap and midsole protection conforming to European safety legislation) for some activities, and these must be provided by the students themselves.

In the first year, students are required to take either MATH198 or MATH199.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Civil and Architectural Engineering Project (CIVE161)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    -  The overall aim is to introduce students to the the role of the roles of professional engineer in the Built Environment. - The first aim is to help students (at the start of their academic journey) to link their studies at university to the wider world of civil engineering and the built environment. - The second aim of the module is to help the students begin their professional development to becoming practising engineers, through participating in a group-based design exercise. - The third aim is to introduce students to academic processes and requirements at university.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the challenges faced by the civil engineering and built environment industry

    (LO2) Understand the roles undertaken by civil engineers with regard to professionalism, health and safety and sustainability

    (LO3) Understand the engineering project life cycle

    (LO4) Ability to apply a creative design process

    (LO5) Ability to communicate ideas clearly

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 2. Creativity

    (S3) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S4) 5. Communication

    (S5) 6. Team Working

  • Digitalisation of the Built Environment (CIVE172)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module introduces students to the technologies and workflows that professional engineers can use to digitise the Built Environment.  Emphasis is on:
    - Introduction to the technical and economic implications of dealing with as-built assets
    - Exploration of why digitalisation of as-built Built Environment  assets is important throughout the  asset lifecycle; including Feasibility Design, Construction, Operation and Demolition/Adaptation
    - Introduction to commonly used techniques for Digitising the Built Environment and their application
    - Developing confidence and competence in the use of appropriate tools for digitising an existing asset for geometry including surveying and laser-scanning 

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the challenges created by existing assets to design, construction, operation and demolition/adaptation

    (LO2) Identify commonly used techniques for Digitising the Built Environment and their advantages and disadvantages

    (LO3) Experience in using digital technology for digitising the geometry of existing assets

    (LO4) Experience in using digital technology for extracting performance data of an existing asset

    (LO5) Understand how the digitised data from an existing asset can inform decisions 

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S4) 5. Communication

    (S5) 6. Team Working

  • Geomechanics 1 (CIVE120)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    This module introduces students to the role of the Geotechnical Engineer and fundamental principles and concepts that form the basis of geotechnical engineering. The emphasis is on: - soil as a material (including classification and origin)  - the engineering properties and behaviour of soil under load

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the role of geotechnicalengineering in civil engineering

    (LO2) Understand origin of soils and rockincluding basic geology

    (LO3) Understand the soil classification andphysical soil parameters

    (LO4) Understand the engineering properties andbehaviour of soils including stresses, strains and elastic deformation of soils

    (LO5) Understand the principle of effectivestress

    (LO6) Understand one-dimensional consolidation

    (LO7) Experience identification of soils usingsoil classification methods

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Communication

    (S3) 6. Team Working

  • Introduction to Statistics and Programming for Engineers (ENGG185)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module introduces students to basic concepts and principles of both elementary statistics and programming with emphasis on: - Basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including data analysis, visualisation, confidence intervals, discrimination tests, and regressions - The fundamental concepts of modelling natural and engineered systems and create familiarity with the major empirical and theoretical activities in quantitative work, such as data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, modelling, and analysis - The fundamental concepts of computer programming - Building awareness of the variety of commercial and open-source software tools and computer programming languages widely used in engineering and their respective uses, advantages and limitations - Building confidence and competence in making informed choices about a programming language suitable for their specialisation in engineering

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand modern quantitative approaches in engineering

    (LO2) Understand the fundamental concepts of modelling related to data and statistics

    (LO3) Understand the fundamental concepts of programming

    (LO4) Demonstrate awareness of the variety of commercial and open-source software tools and computer programming languages 

    (LO5) Demonstrate making informed choices about a programming language suitable for their specialisation in engineering

    (LO6) Experience computer programming

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

  • Introduction to the Digital Built Environment (CIVE170)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module introduces students to the impact that digitalisation and the digital transformation journey is having on the Built Environment and professional engineers within it.  Emphasis is on:
    - Introduction to the range of sectors and professions within the Built Environment and how Professional Engineers interact with the wider Built Environment
    - Developing an awareness of how the Design, Construction and Operation of the Built Environment exists today and how it is expected to change in the future
    - Introduction to the concept of productivity and the challenges facing the Built Environment, including economical, societal and environmental
    - Introduction to the concept of Digitalisation and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    - Developing confidence and competence in the appropriate use of Digital Technology for Design and Documentation

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the challenges facing the Built Environment and wider civilisation including economic, social and environmental

    (LO2) Identify the professions that design, construct and maintain the Built Environment and their typical roles

    (LO3) Understand the concept of Digitalisation and BIM and their application to the Built Environment

    (LO4) Identify digital technologies and digital workflows used in the Built Environment, understand appropriate use and limitations

    (LO5) Experience using digital technology for design and documentation

    (LO6) Understand the role that Digitalisation plays in reducing waste and facilitating reuse and the circular economy

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Mathematical Techniques for Engineers (MATH199)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    •To provide a basic level of mathematics including calculus and extend the student's knowledge to include an elementary introduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) After completing the module the students should be able to: • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules; • sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions; • integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems; • understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems; • understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots. • solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications; • evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems; • understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables; • find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Engineering Mathematics (MATH198)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    •To provide a basic level of mathematics including calculus and extend the student's knowledge to include an elementary introduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

    (LO2)  sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions;

    (LO3) integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems;

    (LO4)  understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems;

    (LO5)  understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots.

    (LO6)  solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications;

    (LO7)  evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems;

    (LO8)  understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables;

    (LO9) find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 1 (CIVE133)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module introduces students to the role of the Structural Engineer and fundamental principles and concepts that form the basis of structural engineering. The emphasis is on:
    - Understanding how Newton’s Laws apply to structural engineering
    - Understanding the function of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resiliance
    - Understanding typical loads acting on stuctures
    - Understanding how materials resist loads
    - Awareness of common materials used by structural engineers and their application
    - Awareness of structures in the real world, how they resist loads and why they behave as they do
    - Experience using structural analysis software (and the importance of hand-checking)

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Awareness of how statics and dynamics apply to structural engineering

    (LO2) Understanding the functions of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resilience

    (LO3) Understand the loads acting on structures

    (LO4) Understand and identify tension, compression, bending moment, torsion and shear

    (LO5) Awareness of deformation in structures and how this is influenced by stiffness

    (LO6) Understand and identify determinate and indeterminate structures

    (LO7) Solve simple determinate structural problems

    (LO8) Understand how and why materials resist loads

    (LO9) Identify typical structural engineering materials and their application

    (LO10) Identify real world structural systems and understand why they behave the way they do

    (LO11) Experience using structural analysis software

    (LO12) Understanding the effects of different restraints on the structures, e.g. rollers, hinges, fixity, etc and how these concepts are realised in practice

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

    (S4) Team Working

Programme Year Two

CONSTRUCTIONARIUM – In the second semester students have the option to take a week long residential course at the Constructionarium for which there will be a subsidised charge.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Engineering Mathematics II (MATH299)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    •To introduce some advanced Mathematics required by Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers.

    •To develop the students ability to use the mathematics presented in the module in solving problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) A good knowledge of matrices and their use to solve systems of linear equations.

    (LO2)  An understanding of how to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    (LO3) A good knowledge of multi-variable calculus.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

  • Field Theory, Partial Differential Equations & Methods of Solution (MATH282)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    • To introduce students to the concepts of scalar and vector fields.
    • To develop techniques for evaluating line, surface and volume integrals.
    • To introduce students to some of the basic methods for solving partial  differential equations

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Evaluate Grad, Div, Curl and Laplacian operators in Cartesian and polar coordinates

    (LO2) Evaluate line, double and volume integrals

    (LO3) Have a good understanding of the physical meaning of flux and circulation

    (LO4) Be able to solve boundary value problems for partial differential equations

  • Geomechanics 2 (CIVE220)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    This module provides an introduction to the application of the theory to practical geotechnical engineering problems with emphasis on: - bearing capacity of foundations - earth pressures on retaining walls - slope stability

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand Stress paths in Soils

    (LO2) Experience soil mechanics laboratory tests 

    (LO3) Understand effective stress and its effects on the stabilityof soils.

    (LO4) Understand shear strength of coarse and fine grained soils

    (LO5) Understand how soils affect shallow foundations (includingbearing capacity and settlement)

    (LO6) Understand earth pressure theory and limit equilibriummethods

    (LO7) Understand slope stability

    (LO8) Experiencecomputational methods in geotechnics

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

    (S4) 6. Team Working

  • Group Design Project (CIVE263)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding from many different aspects of their taught modules to a unified design project and to promote teamwork and industrial awareness.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) At the end of this module a student is expected to understand and appreciate the fundamental design work stages adopted during the delivery of a core civil/structural engineering project - from inception-to-concept-to-solution.

    (LO2) At the end of this module a student is expected to understand the complexity involved in delivering a structural design that needs to meet a stringent client brief whilst trying to achieve a solution that is iconic, sustainable, efficient, econmic and practical and fits within the constraints of a particular site.

    (LO3) At the end of this module a student is expected to understand when, where and how to apply analytical and design skills to a particular phase of a structural design project in view of the deliverables of a particular phase.

    (LO4) At the end of this module a student is expected to understand and appreciate the bigger picture regarding a client project in terms of economic and cultural drivers.

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in delivering a design solution to particular brief utlising appropriate practical and technical skills.

    (LO6) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying hollistic, qualitative, and quantitative and specialist numerical design procedures to arrive at a balanced, group derived, feasible design solution.

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in implementing and demonstrating sustainability (environmental, social and financial) in design.

    (LO8) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in designing basic structural elements in both steel and concrete and appreciating the way elements combine to produce a load path through the completed structure down to the ground and into a substructure.

    (LO9) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using CDM principles in design.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

    (S8) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

  • Hydraulics (CIVE210)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    The main aim of this module is to introduce the students to more practical hydraulic problems, especially advanced topics in pipelines and open channel flow.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and UnderstadingOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:basic aspects of steady, uniform, slowly and rapidly-varying open channel flow, including the methods of predicting various water surface profiles and positions of hydraulic jumps;how to solve useful open channel problems;steady pipeline problems;the importance of hydraulic models;the design and operation principles of pumps and turbines;the methods for obtaining pressure increases caused by slow and instantaneous valve closures, including the effects of fluid density and pipe elasticity.

    (LO2) Intellectual AbilitiesOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying the knowledge and understanding to carry out associated analyses and designs.

    (LO3) Practical SkillsOn completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:perform calculations involving the various topics encountered in the module;perform relevant experiments to test the theoretical concepts encountered in the module.

    (LO4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills

    (LO5) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply quantitative and computational methods, using alternative approaches and understanding their limitations, in order to solve engineering problems and to implement appropriate action.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S5) IT skills

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Communication skills

  • Programming for Civil and Architectural Engineers (CIVE285)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    - To introduce the fundamental concepts of computer programming
    - To introduce the concepts and principles of problem solving using computational thinking
    - To familiarise the students with common and emerging programming languages and tools in civil and architectural engineering
    - To design programming solutions to solve civil engineering problems
    - To implement the designed solutions in high-level programming languages

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand fundamental concepts of computer programming and high-level programming languages

    (LO2) Understand fundamentals of Python and useful Python libraries

    (LO3) Experience using Python to solve problems

    (LO4) Understand commonly used and advanced Excel functionality

    (LO5) Experience using Excel to analyse and assess large datasets

    (LO6) Understand how Excel can communicate with engineering software packages

    (LO7) Experience using Excel to communicate with engineering software packages

    (LO8) Experience using VBA in Excel

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork (CIVE241)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting45:55
    Aims

    To explain and illustrate the basic behaviour of both a reinforced concrete section and a steel section under various load conditions.
    To highlight the limiting conditions applicable to both materials.
    To relate the basic behaviour to conditions specified in the relevant code of practice.
    To emphasize sustainability, health and safety in design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and UnderstandingOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: basic behaviour of various forms of structural members; the Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States; the importance of reinforcement in a concrete beam and its contribution to the overall behaviour; the selection of the most appropriate structural steel form for any application; the loading acting on a structural member and the path of the load; the various codes of practice to be used; design of sustainable structures; health and safety issues related to the design.

    (LO2) Intellectual AbilitiesOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in: selecting the appropriate section sizes for both concrete and steel sections for any form of applied loading; evaluating the limiting values for any section chosen.

    (LO3) Practical SkillsOn completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: analysis and design of concrete and steel structures for any given loading; evaluating the loading on any structure.

    (LO4) General Transferable SkillsOn completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in: manipulation of data; presentation of analytical analysis and design

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 2 (CIVE233)
    Level2
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module builds on the first year with deeper understanding and knowledge of Structural Engineering principles in the context of the Built Environment. The emphasis is on:
    - Understanding how deformation and stress are linked
    - Understanding the interaction of force and moment
    - Understanding how torsion and buckling affect strength
    - Understanding how stiffness influences the way moments are distributed within a structure
    - Experience using intermediate functionality of structural analysis software (and how to check it using qualitative techniques)
    - Awareness of emerging and advanced materials used by structural engineers and their application
    - Introduction to Virtual Work and its application in solving indeterminate structures

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand how deformation is linked to stress in the design of structural members

    (LO2) Understand the interaction of axial force and moment in structural members

    (LO3) Understand the interaction and implications of torsion and buckling in the design of structural members

    (LO4) Understand how stiffness influences the way in which moment is distributed around a frame

    (LO5) Experience intermediate techniques using structural analysis software

    (LO6) Apply qualitative techniques and simplified rules of thumb to checking structural analysis models

    (LO7) Understand the application and limitations of advanced and emerging materials against the more common materials in the context of civil and architectural engineering

    (LO8) Understand and apply the concepts of Virtual Work to solving indeterminate structural engineering problems

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

    (S4) Team Working

  • Transport and Infrastructure Project (CIVE261)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

     The first aim is for the students to gain an appreciation ofa range of infrastructure projects and their importance to society;understanding the importance of their documentation. The second aim is to give students an awareness of thecontexts of the transport and infrastructure sector of civil engineering;understanding the need for it and its commercial requirements. The third aim of the module is to give the students theskills to participate thoughtfully in the process of planning, designing and maintaininginfrastructure, through participating in group-based design exercises.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Have an appreciation of the range ofinfrastructure projects and the importance of the documentation.

    (LO2) Understandthe commercial basis and the life cycle requirements of infrastructure.

    (LO3) Undertakeand evaluate a needs analysis for infrastructure

    (LO4) Understand the process for planning for the construction ofnew infrastructure, its maintenance and eventual end of life treatment

    (LO5) Carryout the detailed design of an element of infrastructure

    (S1) 1. Problem solving

    (S2) 2. Creativity

    (S3) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S4) 5. Communication

    (S5) 6. Team working

Programme Year Three

 

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Construction Management (CIVE345)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    To introduce the student to various aspects of construction management. To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools as applied in construction. To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in the success of construction projects.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Obtain a good understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches required for successful completion of construction engineering projects.

    (LO2) Describe the key components of construction operations and management.

    (LO3) Be knowledgeable of the impact of the supply chain and advanced technologies / BIM to modern business practices.

    (LO4) Analyse the organisation and planning of construction engineering projects.

    (LO5) Highlight the distinctive characteristics of the construction industry, and its contribution to UK plc.

    (LO6) Undertake the analysis and modelling of operation systems and performance evaluation within the sector.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S4) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

  • Geotechnical Engineering (CIVE320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
    Aims

    This module seeks to teach students how to design various geotechnical engineering structures.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understandthe background and philosophy of Eurocode 7, including the distinction betweenServiceability and Ultimate Limit States.

    (LO2) Understandthe mechanics of shallow and deep foundations, embedded retaining wall, andslopes and their design according to Eurocode 7

    (LO3) Understand two-dimensional seepagecalculations including the effects of anisotropy

    (LO4) Understand site investigation methods andinterpretation of site investigation reports

    (LO5) Know how to design suction caisson foundation

    (LO6) Understand finite element analysis forgeotechnical engineering problems

    (LO7) Experience solving geotechnical problemsusing Eurocode 7

    (LO8) Experience interpreting site investigationreports

    (LO9) Experience using geotechnical analysissoftware 

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S4) 5. Communication

  • Individual Project (ENGG341)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to: apply engineering knowledge, understanding and skills to plan, carry out and control an open-ended project in a topic of their choice enhance their communication skills: writing proposal, progress and final reports, giving oral presentations and interacting with academic/ research staff. experience a major task similar to those of working as a professional engineer in an industrial or research organisation

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement in various analytical, modelling, experimental or workshop techniques, depending on the topic and scope of their project.  Students will also demonstrate enhanced understanding of, and expertise in, underlying scientific theory relevant to their own project.

    (S1) On successful completion of the project, students should be able to show experience and enhancement in the following key skills:Written communication (technical reporting)Oral presentationInterpersonal skills from interacting with supervisor and other research staffDefining and specifying a technical problemInformation gathering and scientific literature reviewProject planning and managementRisk analysisIndependent working, self-dicipline, self-motivation

  • Introduction to Finite Elements (ENGG302)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting55:45
    Aims

    To develop a fundamental understanding of the Finite Element method.  To apply the Finite Element methodology to a range of problems, spanning mechanical and civil engineering. To develop skills in interpreting and understanding the physical meaning of finite element results.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) At the end of the module, students should will have a fundamental understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modern Finite Element software.

    (LO2) Students will be able to apply the Finite Element methodology to problems across mechanical and civil engineering.

    (LO3) Students will be able to critisise and interpret the results provided by Finite Element software.

    (LO4) Students will understand the importnace of model validation.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Organisational skills

    (S3) IT skills

  • (y3) Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry (CIVE334)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module develop student ability with regard tostructural engineering design with emphasis on: - Structural Engineering Design in Steelwork, Timber andMasonry - How the these materials are used in practise - The limitations of these materials - The UK codes of practise relating to design in thesematerials (Eurocode 3,5 and 6)

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Steelwork

    (LO2) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Timber

    (LO3) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Masonry

    (LO4) Understand the limitation of each material

    (LO5) Understand the practical application of each material

    (LO6) Understand how the UK codes of practise relates to eachmaterials

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Sustainable Water Engineering (CIVE316)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce students to the work of the water engineer, to provide a practical understanding of some of the key environmental, social and economic problems with which they must deal, and to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to the solution of these problems, within the context of major global change and engineering for sustainable development.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Appraise and select appropriate solutions for water supply considering social, economic & environmental issues

    (LO2) Analyse and interpret data for estimation of water stress and renewable water resources

    (LO3) Evaluate supply and distribution system functionality and its enhancement

    (LO4) Recognise, assess and manage risks to water supplies and water quality

    (LO5) Design water impoundment, storage and conveyance systems based on data and considerations of supply and resource sustainability, including flood mitigation and sustainable drainage systems

    (LO6) Describe a range of water and wastewater treatment systems in both developed and developing world contexts, recognising different technology levels as appropriate in different settings

    (S1) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information

    (S2) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

    (S3) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

    (S4) Ethical awareness

    (S5) Demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens

    (S6) Ability to locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources

    (S7) Ability to consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings

Year Three Optional Modules

  • (y3) Coastal and Estuary Processes (CIVE387)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce student to the work required in the coastal and estuary environment with emphasis on: - understanding the coastal and estuary environment problems with which they must deal - understanding the underlying theory and application of theory to solving this problems - equipping them with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to the solution of these problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the existing theories (and their limitations) in coastal and estuary waters, including the ways in which tides and surges are generated; how to describe waves; the importance of sediment transport in coastal areas; the significance of mixing process in estuaries; the factors involved in the estuary conservation and restoration.

    (LO2) Understand the use of linear wave theory to predict water motions, the effects of wave shoaling, describing random waves and predicting extreme wave conditions from suitable data.

    (LO3) Be aware of developing technologies in coastal and estuary engineering.

    (LO4) Understand how to investigate and define coastal and estuary problems, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards

    (LO5) Be aware of relevant legal requirements governing coastal and estuary engineering activities, including personnel, health & safety, contracts, intellectual property rights, product safety and liability issues, and understand the risk in coastal and estuary engineering involved

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Critical Thinking

    (S3) Communication

  • Earthquake Engineering (CIVE342)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims at introducing students to earthquake engineering. It acquaints students with basic skills for analyzing the seismic response of structures subjected to earthquake excitations using structural dynamics principles. Background knowledge in engineering seismology will be covered to provide a comprehensive perspective to the topic. Seismic design principles are also introduced to provide a sound understanding of the rationale behind seismic codes.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the origin, mechanism and characterization of earthquakes; report and interpret an earthquake event

    (LO2) Estimate the response of a linear elastic structure subjected to a given ground motion using structural dynamics principles

    (LO3) Calculate the equivalent static load for seismic design and understand seismic design principles

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts

    (S3) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

  • (y3) Materials for Durable and Sustainable Construction (CIVE311)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    This module introduces students to advanced concepts and principles of sustainability and durability in terms of construction materials. Emphasis is on: - Sustainable construction - Advances in traditional construction materials (eg. concrete, reinforced concrete, timber, glass, fabrics, geotextiles) - Emerging materials (eg polymer composites, ceramics, phase-change materials) - Low carbon natural materials (eg, straw bale, hemp, lime) - Reducing waste (re-use and recycling)

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the concepts of sustainability (including ICEsustainability action plan)

    (LO2) Understand the advances in traditional constructionmaterials (eg. concrete, reinforced concrete, timber, glass, fabrics,geotextiles)

    (LO3) Understand the application of emerging materials (eg polymercomposites, ceramics, phase-change materials) to construction

    (LO4) Understand the application of Low Carbon natural materials(eg, straw bale, hemp, lime) to construction

    (LO5) Understand the concepts of reducing waste (re-use andrecycling) 

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Prestressed Concrete Design (CIVE343)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To provide an overview of the concepts related to prestressed concrete together with practical construction and application issues.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Knowledge and UnderstandingOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the nature, construction and performance of prestressed concrete, including sustainability issues. the analysis and design of a simple prestressed concrete beam. the construction, analysis and design of a simple composite beam (precast and insitu concrete). special requirements of precast concrete with emphasis on prestressed concrete (including stability). practical applications of prestressed concrete. awareness of examples of lessons to be learnt through failures (by means of case studies).

    (LO2) Intellectual AbilitiesOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in: describing and explaining the qualitative aspects of the topics given above. applying relevant methodologies to analysis, design and planning of related work.

    (LO3) Practical SkillsOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: Analysis and design of simple prestressed concrete beams, encompassing bending and shear performance. Calculation of losses and deflections in prestressed concrete beams. Analysis of simple precast/insitu composite beams. Laboratory testing of a prestressed concrete beam and the evaluation of results working as part of a team.

    (LO4) General Transferable SkillsOn completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in: Analysis and interpretation of data. Concise report writing. Team working. Self-motivation and time management

    (S1) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

  • Structural Dynamics (ENGG301)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    To develop an understanding of the essential principles governing the free and forced vibration of simple structural systems. To develop skills in carrying out and reporting upon simple experiments in Structural Dynamics.

    Learning Outcomes

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students will be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Technical report writing.

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following disciple-specific skills: carrying out a laboratory experiment on a damped vibrating system, using measurement equipment, collecting, recording and analysing data.

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: modelling simple dynamic systems determining natural frequencies and damping ratios solving single degree of freedom free- and forced-vibration problems determining the natural frequencies and mode shapes of simple MDOF systems

    (S4) On successful completion of the module,students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: natural frequencies and damping ratios; the free vibration of simple systems; harmonic excitation, resonance and the effect of viscous damping; transient excitation and structural response; the dynamical behaviour of simple multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

  • Uncertainty, Reliability and Risk 1 (ENGG304)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module develops understanding and appreciation of uncertainties in engineering on a basic level. It involves the qualitative analys is of the uncertainty and risks in engineering systems in view of engineering decision making under uncertainty. Particular focus is on the quantification of the uncertainty, reliability analyis and simulation techniques as well associated concepts for code-compliant verification and design. The methods shown in the module have a general applicability, which is demonstrated by examples and practical applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will understand the importance of Risk Analysis in Engineering

    (LO2) Students will learn how to quantify the effect of uncertainty by means analytical and simulation methods.

    (LO3) Student will understand how risk and uncertainty can be managed effectively

    (LO4) Students will acquire knowledge of the theoretical elements of risk and uncertainty

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) Communication skills

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.