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Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H202
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade A 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

  • Fluid Mechanics (ENGG113)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    ​To develop an understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics and appreciation of how to solve simple engineering problems.

    To develop skills in performing simple experiments

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in using appropriate modelling and analytical methods to solve fluid mechanics problems.

    ​Be able to show experience and enhancement of discipline-specific practical skills in carrying out Level 1 laboratory experiments in Fluid Mechanics following instruction, using test and measurement equipment and techniques, collecting and recording data, estimating accuracy, assessing errors, and using safe systems of work.

    ​Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of using dimensional analysis to undertake scale-model testing and ensure conditions of dynamic similarity

    ​Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hydrostatics and applications to manometry

    ​Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of mass conservation and the the continuity equation applied to one-dimensional flows.

    ​Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Bernoulli''''s equation as applied to internal and external flow problems.

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

    To provide a basic level of mathematicsincluding calculus and extend the student''s knowledge to include an elementaryintroduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

     

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     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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    ​Understand modern quantitative approaches in engineering​

    ​Understand the fundamental concepts of modelling related to data and statistics​

    ​Understand the fundamental concepts of programming​

    ​Demonstrate awareness of the variety of commercial and open-source software tools and computer programming languages ​

    ​Demonstrate making informed choices about a programming language suitable for their specialisation in engineering​

    ​Experience computer programming​

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 1 (CIVE133)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    AimsThis 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​Understanding how statics and dynamics apply to structural engineering​

    Understanding the functions of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resilience​

    Understand the loads acting on structures

    Understand and identify tension, compression, bending moment, torsion and shear​​

    ​Understand deformation in structures and how this is influenced by stiffness

    ​Understand and identify determinate and indeterminate structures​​

    ​Solve simple determinate structural problems​​​

    Understand how and why materials resist loads​​

    ​Identify typical structural engineering materials and their application​

    ​Identify real world structural systems and understand why they behave the way they do​​

    Experience using structural analysis software​

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

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

    Understand the role of geotechnicalengineering in civil engineering​

    Understand origin of soils and rockincluding basic geology​

    Understand the soil classification andphysical soil parameters​

    Understand the engineering properties andbehaviour of soils including stresses, strains and elastic deformation of soils​

    ​Understand the principle of effectivestress​

    ​Understand one-dimensional consolidation​

    ​Experience identification of soils usingsoil classification methods


  • Introduction to the Digital Built Environment (CIVE170)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    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

    ​Understand the challenges facing the Built Environment and wider civilisation including economic, social and environmental​

    ​Identify the professions that design, construct and maintain the Built Environment and their typical roles​

    ​Understand the concept of Digitalisation and BIM and their application to the Built Environment​

    ​Identify digital technologies and digital workflows used in the Built Environment, understand appropriate use and limitations​

    ​Experience using digital technology for design and documentation​

    ​Understand the role that Digitalisation plays in reducing waste and facilitating reuse and the circular economy

  • 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

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

    ​Identify commonly used techniques for Digitising the Built Environment and their advantages and disadvantages​

    ​Experience in using digital technology for digitising the geometry of existing assets​

    Experience in using digital technology for extracting performance data of an existing asset​

    ​Understand how the digitised data from an existing asset can inform decisions ​

  • 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

    Understand the challenges faced by the civil engineering and built environment industry​

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

    ​Understand the engineering project life cycle​

    ​Ability to apply a creative design process​

    ​Ability to communicate ideas clearly​

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

  • Structural Behaviour and Modelling (CIVE202)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module prepares students to achieve an understanding of and be familiar with structural analysis. It will also encourage the appropriate use of computer software packages in structural analysis which when combined with a development of the students qualitative understanding of structures will consolidate their understanding of the principles of structural analysis.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory used in computer programs for the analysis of frames.

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approximate methods and application of a qualitative understanding of structures for use in preliminary design and for checking software results.

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the dangers of relying on software alone.

    students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of​the role of analysis in the design process.

    ​students should be able to apply, at a deeper level, the engineering principles used in structural analysis.

    ​students shouldbe able to estimate, without a computer, the magnitude of stresses in a simple structure.

    students shouldbe able to​calculate bending moments, shear forces and axial forces in a structure.

    students shouldbe able to an analysis package to analyse a structure and effectively check output.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of approximating the response of a structure due to gravity using quantitative methods.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the use of GSA (General Structural Analysis) industry-standard software for solving structural problems.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the ability to validate (by simple hand calculation) the output from a computer obtained structural analysis.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of theuse analysis results in the structural design of a system.

  • 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

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding ofbasic 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; steady pipeline problems; the importance of hydraulic models; the methods for obtaining pressure increases caused by slow and instantaneous valve closures, including the effects of fluid density and pipe elasticity.

    On 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.

    ​On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of performing calculations involving the various topics encountered in the module; perform relevant experiments to test the theoretical concepts encountered in the module.

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

    ​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.

  • Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork (CIVE241)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
    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

    ​Knowledge and Understanding

    On 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.

    ​Intellectual Abilities

    On 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.

    ​Practical Skills

    On 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.

    ​General Transferable Skills

    On 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
  • Construction Materials (CIVE242)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce the factors which influence the selection of materials for engineering purposes, to develop understanding of the properties of these materials, and to lay a foundation for subsequent design work.

    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and Understanding​

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

    • be aware of the factors influencing the selection of the most appropriate material for a particular engineering purpose;
    • understanding of key engineering properties of common materials including the influence of microstructure and macrostructure;
    • understand the nature of concrete and the effect of constituents on fresh and hardened properties;
    • understand the procedures for construction with concrete, including quality control tests and procedures;
    • understand the production methods, basic properties and applications of timber in construction;
    • be aware of the different categories of plastics, their basic properties and applications in construction;
    • be aware of the scope for the use of glass in construction, its main types and properties, including engineering, thermal and aesthetic;
    • understand the manufacture and prope rties of masonry, together with its use in construction;
    • design concrete mixes to meet specific requirements, as well as knowing how to cast, cure and test concrete to determine its structural properties;
    • measure mechanical properties of timber and masonary units in the laboratory;
    • be aware of all BS EN standards governing use, properties and applications of construction materials;
    • have a foundation for subsequent design-oriented modules which extend the knowledge and understanding of construction materials.​

    ​Intellectual Abilities

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in

    • Selection of appropriate materials;
    • Knowledge of material behaviour under loading conditions resembling real-life situations;
    • Design of normal concrete mixes for construction
    • Measurement of mechanical properties of other construction materials, e.g. timber and masonry.​

    ​Practical Skills

    • Calculation and numeracy skills.
    • Experimental skills: laboratory work involving concrete mix design & testing, including tests on fresh and hardened concrete; testing and interpretation of mechanical properties of timber and masonry.
    • Observational skills: how concrete behaves in its fresh and hardened states; how other construction materials behave under loading and how their properties compare with those of concrete.
    • Teamwork: laboratory project undertaken in groups of approximately 10 students. ​

    ​General Transferable Skills

    • ​Literacy skills: Technical note preparation andreading set textbook​ and handouts. ​

  • 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

    ​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.

    ​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.

    ​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.

    ​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.

    ​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.

    ​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. 

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

    ​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.

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

  • Solids & Structures 2 (ENGG209)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide awareness and some understanding of the principles of solid mechanics applied to engineering structures. In particular, the behaviour and types of failure (instability) of simple elastic systems and structural members used in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding of ​solid mechanics principles applied to engineering structures such as beams, columns and pin-jointed frames;

    Awareness about the types of behaviour of simple elastic structural systems;

    ​​Ability to predict the behaviour and failure (instability) of simple elastic structural systems;

    ​Ability to determine the stresses in nonsymmetric thin-walled sections; 

    ​Appreciation of the importance of boundary conditions​

  • 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

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

    ​ An understanding of how to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    A good knowledge of multi-variable calculus​.

  • 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
    • ​Evaluate Grad, Div, Curl and Laplacian operators in Cartesian and polar coordinates
    • Evaluate line, double and volume integrals
    • Have a good understanding of the physical meaning of flux and circulation 
    • Be able to solve boundary value problems for partial differential equations  
  • Programming for Civil Engineers (CIVE286)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    ​This module introduces students to advanced functionality of Microsoft Excel and programming with emphasis on:

    - Using Excel to analyse, assess and communicate large datasets

    - Advanced functionality of Excel

    - The fundamental concepts of computer programming

    - Using Excel to communicate with, and extract/import data from, other software packages (eg structural analysis software)


    Learning OutcomesReview common Excel functionality

    ​Understand advanced Excel functionality

    Understand fundamental concepts of computer programming​

    ​Experience using Excel to analyse, assess and communicate large datasets ​

    ​Experience using VBA within Excel

    ​Understand how Excel can communicate with other software (eg structural analysis software)

    ​Experience using Excel​ to communicate with other software (eg structural analysis software)

  • 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

    ​Understand Stress paths in Soils​

    ​Experience soil mechanics laboratory tests ​

    ​Understand effective stress and its effects on the stabilityof soils.​

    ​Understand shear strength of coarse and fine grained soils​

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

    ​Understand earth pressure theory and limit equilibriummethods​

    ​Understand slope stability​

    Experiencecomputational methods in geotechnics​

  • 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

    Have an appreciation of the range ofinfrastructure projects and the importance of the documentation.​

    Understandthe commercial basis and the life cycle requirements of infrastructure.​

    Undertakeand evaluate a needs analysis for infrastructure​

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

    Carryout the detailed design of an element of infrastructure​

Programme Year Three

 

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • 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

    ​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.

  • Structures 3 (CIVE344)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    AimsThis module aims to acquiant students with plastic material behaviour and its effects on structural member behaviour, and with effective methods for determining collapse mechanisms. The module also aims to introduce students to the principle of plastic structural analysis and methods for assessing collapse loads, and to upper/lower bound theorems and their significance on structural design calculations.
      Learning Outcomes

      understand how a structural member loses resistance and assess the maximum bending moment it can take

      understand why a structure collapses and predict the possible ways it can do so

      develop skills for effectively assessing the collapse load of a structure, including incremental load and limit state analysis methods

      understand the implications of upper and lower bound theorem of plastic analysis and apply it to assess the collapse load of a structure and conservatism in design

    • 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

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

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

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

      Students will understand the importnace of model validation.

    • 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

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

      Describe the key components of construction operations and management.

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

      ​Analyse the organisation and planning of construction engineering projects.

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

      ​Undertake the analysis and modelling of operation systems and performance evaluation within the sector.

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

      ​Appraise and select appropriate solutions for water supply considering social, economic & environmental issues

      ​Analyse and interpret data for estimation of water stress and renewable water resources

      ​Evaluate supply and distribution system functionality and its enhancement

      ​Recognise, assess and manage risks to water supplies and water quality

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

      ​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

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

      This module provides an introductionstudents to the theory and methods that underpin geotechnical engineeringpractice, with emphasis on:

      -         design of shallow and deepfoundations, retaining walls, slopes and other structures according to Eurocode7

      -         modern finite element methodsand their application to geotechnical engineering​​This module seeks to teach students how to design various geotechnical engineering structures.  

      Learning Outcomes

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

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

      Understand two-dimensional seepagecalculations including the effects of anisotropy​

      Understand site investigation methods andinterpretation of site investigation reports

       

      Know how to design suction caisson foundation

       

      Understand finite element analysis forgeotechnical engineering problems

       

      Experience solving geotechnical problemsusing Eurocode 7​

      Experience interpreting site investigationreports​

      ​Experience using geotechnical analysissoftware ​

    Year Three Optional Modules

    • Transport Infrastructure Construction Materials & Design (CIVE351)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
      Aims

      This module aims to providestudents with understanding of basic aspects of modern transportinfrastructure practice, with particular reference to soil propertiesand pavement materials and their design. It seeks to enable students how todesign and characterise transportinfrastructure​ materials as well as instil awareness of important issues,e.g. sustainability, health & safety and environmental impacts.​

      Learning Outcomes

      ​Knowledge and Understanding

      On completion of the module, a student is expected to know andunderstand the nature, properties, behaviour and design of materials used intransport infrastructure construction, including:

      • recognition of the role of the transport infrastructure engineer;
      • ability to choose suitable materials for and design of various transport infrastructure (road, airfield) layers, and understanding of the factors involved in the process;
      • evaluation of the strength of the subgrade and being aware of the factors affecting its performance;
      • classification of bituminous materials from their basic properties;
      • awareness of health & safety issues as a result of handling materials;
      • awareness of environmental and sustainability issues, e.g. depletion of high quality surfacing materials; use of environmentally friendly construction materials, e.g. emulsion-based macadams; use of secondary materials and by-products in transport infrastructure construction; use of recycled, re-used and recovered materials.

        ​Intellectual Abilities

        On successful completion of the module,students should be able to demonstrate ability in:

        • Applying knowledge of the above topics in carrying out associated design and analysis.

        ​Practical Skills

        On completion of the module, studentsshould be able to show experience and enhancement of the followingdiscipline-specific practical skills:

        • Carry out compaction and CBR testing of subgrade, subbase and base materials;
        • Carry out basic characterisation tests for bituminous paving binders, including a demo on how rheological testing is carried out by Industry using a DSR;
        • Use IT tools, e.g. BANDS, to calculate asphalt properties under a range of service conditions;
        • Carry out asphalt and concrete mix design for use in road/airfield pavements, including stabilised materials.
        General Transferable Skills

        ​On completion of the module, studentsshould be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in:

        • Laboratory testing;
        • Report Writing;
        • Working in groups.
      • 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

        Understand the origin, mechanism and characterization of earthquakes; report and interpret an earthquake event​

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

        Calculate the equivalent static load for seismic design and understand seismic design principles

      • Prestressed Concrete Design (CIVE343)
        Level3
        Credit level7.5
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
        Aims

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

        Learning Outcomes

        ​Knowledge and Understanding

        On 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).

        ​Intellectual Abilities

        On 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.

        ​Practical Skills

        On 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.

        ​General Transferable Skills

        On 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
      • 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
      • 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 analysis 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

        Students will understand the importance of Risk Analysis in Engineering

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

        Student will understand how risk and uncertainty can be managed effectively

        ​Students will acquire knowledge of the theoretical elements of risk and uncertainty

      • (y3) Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry (CIVE334)
        Level3
        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

        ​Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Steelwork​

        ​Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Timber​

        ​Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Masonry​

        ​Understand the limitation of each material​

        ​Understand the practical application of each material​

        ​Understand how the UK codes of practise relates to eachmaterials​

      • (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

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

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

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

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

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

      Programme Year Four

      37.5 credits' worth of optional modules should be selected. A minimum of 30 credits needs to be chosen from the first semester.

      Year Four Compulsory Modules

      • Capstone: Multidisciplinary Project (CIVE462)
        LevelM
        Credit level30
        SemesterWhole Session
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        To provide the students with the opportunity to:

        - work in groups to conduct a complete holistic design of a real-life engineering project,

        - interact with clients, architects and consultants from different design backgrounds,

        - combine their theoretical knowledge of analysis and design within a large design project

        - instil awareness of the various activities involved in the planning, design and construction of large-scale projects.

        - experience using modern digital tools that support the project lifecycle

        Learning Outcomes

        ​Understand team management and leadership principles

        ​Understand digitally enable workflows that support the project lifecycle

        ​Understand built environment project lifecycle and UK workstages according to PAS1192-2

        Demonstrate proficiency in applying the creative design process to an engineering challenge in the built environment

        ​Understand and correctly apply "rules of thumb" and validation to support engineering judgement and decision

        ​Understand and correctly apply​ principles of "safe by design"; including health and safety and CDM

        ​Experience using digital tools to support the engineering design and documentation process

        ​Demonstrate proficiency​ and confidence in presenting engineering solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

        ​Understand the implications of procurement, contracts and financial considerations in project creation and delivery

      • Advanced Construction Management (CIVE445)
        LevelM
        Credit level7.5
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
        Aims
        1. ​To develop student awareness of professional practices in construction management.

        2. ​To develop a knowledge and understanding of strategic and lifecycle approaches to management.

        3. To stimulate an appreciation of construction managements’ role in creating new business and opportunities.

          Learning Outcomes

          ​Understand project management as applied to contracts, finance and strategy in business development.

          ​Comprehend the key components of BIM-related and IT-based approaches to support project management.

          ​Determine the impact of organisational culture change and client-based needs on the construction industry.

          Analyse a range of corporate problems and challenges, and the varied input of management in their solution.

          ​Highlight strategies for change, along with new approaches to revenue generation and cost recovery.

          Undertake the analysis and modelling of strategies for process improvement, specific to professional development. ​

        1. Structural Systems (CIVE405)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterWhole Session
          Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
          Aims

          This module aims to provide students with knowledge of modernstructures and the necessary requirements of a careful design strategy toachieve efficiency and cost effectiveness, and avoid excessive material use.The module seeks to introduce students to the theory and practice in structuraldesign and teach them how to deal with common design situations. The modulefurther aims to emphasise the learningof structural design, safety considerations and environmental impactof structural decisions.

          Learning Outcomes

          ​At the end of the module, students willbe able to use composite action to develop large span structural solutions​

          ​With the classdiscussions, students will be able to optimise structural solutions to achieveefficiency and low cost​

          ​On successful completion of the module,students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the efficient use of arches, mastedstructures, portal frames and space structures in covering large spans​

          ​On successful completion of themodule, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of thehistory of development of structural systems, advantages and limitations of cablesupported structures, and methods to control the cost of structures inpractical applications​

        2. Advanced Geomechanics (CIVE420)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​This module introduces students to advanced theories, concepts and methods of modern geomechanics, with emphasis on:

          - DEM and other advanced methods of simulation

          - Plasticity theory and limit analysis 

          - Constitutive modelling of soft and hard soils


          Learning Outcomes

          ​Understanding the potentials and limitations of the available computational methods of simulation and identifying the appropriate method for the problem at hand​

          ​Understand Particle methods such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM)​

          ​Awareness of other advanced methods of simulation including Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)​

          ​Understand Plasticity theory and Plastic limit analysis ​

          ​Understand the role of constitutive modelling in the solution of geotechnical engineering problems​

          ​Experience Finite element analysis for geomechanics problems​

        Year Four Optional Modules

        • Advanced Mathematical Methods (MATH492)
          LevelM
          Credit level7.5
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
          Aims

          To give an introduction to the techniques of vector and tensor calculus and to the study and solution of the partial differential equations which arise in engineering.

          Learning Outcomes

          After completing this module, the students should be familiar with the use of grad, div and curl and also the Kronecker delta and Levi-Civita tensor.

          ​They should understand the formulation and applications of Stokes'' Theorem and the Divergence Theorem.

          ​They should be able to classify second-order partial differential equations and solve some standard examples in simple situations.

        • Coastal and Estuary Processes (CIVE487)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
          Aims

          To introduce students to the work required in the coastal and estuary environment; to illustrate some of the problems with which they must deal, and to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to contribute to the solution of these problems.

          Learning Outcomes

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the roles played in society by coastal engineers, 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 and factors involved in the design of sea outfalls.

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the​ limitation of existing theories.On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using linear wave theory to predict water motions, the effects of wave shoaling, describing random waves and predicting extreme wave conditions from suitable data.On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in simple calculations to predict coastal sediment transport​

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in designing sea outfalls accounting for salt intrusion and sedimentation.​

        • Energy and the Environment (MECH433)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          To give students an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative and conventional energy generation methods.

          To develop detailed knowledge of wind, solar energy capture and nuclear energy.

          To develop skills in quantitative analysis of energy generation methods.

          To develop skills in dealing with complex problems in a systematic manner.

          To develop ability in independent learning.

          Learning Outcomes

          ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the energy sources, the concept of sustainability, the way energy is generated or havested and their impact to the natural environmen.

          ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the​ basic theory of wind energy, solar energy and nuclear energy.

          ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using simple theory to estimate the energy production and assolicated costs.

          ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using simple economic model to estimate the viability of the energy scheme and sustainability issues.

        • Politics of the Environment (ENVS525)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
          Aims

          This unit is designed to critically evaluate the political responses to the growing impact that environmental issues and the concept of sustainability are having on decision making at all levels of governance, (international, national and local). More specifically the unit aims to: 

          1)         develop a critical understanding of the growing importance of environmental and sustainable development thinking in political decision-making processes; 

          2)         explore different environmental attitudes, values and perspectives and examine the impact on various political perspectives;  

          3)         develop a critical understanding of the opportunities and limitations of environmental decision making international dimension of environmental politics and its impact on nation states; 

          4)         understand the role that environmental pressure groups have in shaping political decisions at the international, national and local levels of governance; 

          5)         critically evaluate the policy responses at national and local levels to the new emerging environmental agenda

          Learning Outcomes

                a critical appreciation of how environmental issues are being addressed at all levels of governance;       

           

          ​ a critical understanding of different environmental values and attitudes and the way that these impact upon political philosophy and decision-making;

          ​a critical understanding of the way that various environmental interest groups impact on political and other decision making processes.

        • Risk and Uncertainty: Probability Theory (ENGG404)
          LevelM
          Credit level7.5
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
          Aims

          This module aims to provide the students with a rigorous understanding of basic probability theory. It will provide them with the theoretical tools necessary for the modelling and numerical implementation of solutions to problems that involve decision making under uncertainty.

          Learning Outcomes

          ​Knowledge & understanding

          ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

          - Probability theory as the language of uncertainty quantification

          - Mathematical modelling of randomness

          - Estimation and hypothesis testing

          - Fundamentals of Monte Carlo Simulation

          - Basic Bayesian Statistics

          ​Practical skills On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills: 
          - Modelling and analysis of uncertainties  - Uncertainty quantification and result interpretation
          - Use of numerical methods and stochastic concepts to solve problems related to the presence of uncertainties in systems 
          - Basic development of computational algorithms

          ​​Intellectual skills

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in:

          - Rigorous understanding of the principles behind a range of approaches, both classical and modern, related to uncertainty quantification
          - Combining probability theory and statistics to tackle diverse problems which involve uncertainties
          - Appraising the issues and the limitations of stochastic concepts and solution methods
          - Solving standard problems via numerical simulation and stochastic approximations

          ​​​Transferable skills

          On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in:


          - Methods and tools for uncertainty analysis/quantification
          - Parameter estimation and decision-making
          - Hypothesis testing
          - Interpretation of risk and uncertainty analysis, results and conclusions

        • Materials for Durable and Sustainable Construction (CIVE401)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
          Aims

          The aim of the module is to enhance students'' knowledge and understanding of the advances made in conventional construction materials and alternative construction materials that have and are currently being developed for use in construction to achieve more innovative, and sustainable structures.

          Learning Outcomes

          Knowledge and Understanding

          At the end of this module a student is expected to:

          • Understand the advances and recent developments made with regards to conventional construction materials.
          • Understand and acknowledge the development of innovative construction materials and the research, trials, product developments and case studies that support the use of such alternatives.
          • Understand and appreciate why it is important to develop and use more durable and sustainable construction materials in response to globally driven protocols which aim to protect the environment and reduce green house gases and CO² emissions.

          Intellectual Abilities

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in:

          • Identifying a suitable material/technology which will be economical and durable within a given environment whilst at the same time being the most suitable material in terms of long term sustainability and satisfying the project requirements.
          • Identifying the need for alternative construction materials based on economic, environmental and sustainability drivers.
          • Understanding the process involved in developing new and alternative construction materials.
          • Understand the chemistry, composition and manufacture of materials.

          Practical Skills

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:

          • Selecting/specifying materials (advanced conventional and newly developed alternatives) for optimised economics, increased durability and long term sustainability within a given environment.

          General Transferable Skills

          On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:

          • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry;
          • IT skills.
          • Report writing skills
          • Presenting skills
        • Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry (CIVE444)
          LevelM
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
          Aims
          • To introduce students to the basic behaviour of various forms of steel structures, timber structures and masonry structures.
          • To ensure that the students are aware of the limitations of each material.
          • To introduce students to the relevant Eurocode codes of practice and their use in structural design.
          Learning Outcomes

          ​ Knowledge and Understanding

          • the basic types of behaviour of the three materials;
          • the optimum for structural forms and members;
          • the connections involved in each material;
          • the appropiate methods of design for each material;
          • the choices of materials for specific purposes.

          ​Intell​ectural Abilities

          • evaluating the load paths within a structure;
          • selecting an appropriate section in any of the materials;
          • selecting an appropriate system of connections for each material.

          ​General Transferable Skills

          • presentation of analysis

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