This Degree aims to build on the expertise that you gained through the Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering.
During the course, you will expand your knowledge of engineering and mathematic principles along with the structure of soil mechanics. You will also develop knowledge of sustainability and conservation within the sector.
The course has been designed to focus on the education and training of Civil Engineers for a variety of technical roles. The course aims to meet the engineering industry's need for appropriately qualified staff by building on your current expertise.
As well as learning about theoretical aspects of engineering, you will understand how to apply them to practical, workplace situations. You will look at solving problems and dealing with unpredictable situations in engineering contexts, and you will develop your ability to take on managerial responsibility.
The course will enable you to understand principles of engineering and how they have developed. It will also enhance your skills of analysing information, communicating clear arguments and working independently.
For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.
Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to enable students to choose a topic that was part of their undergraduate learning on the programme and propose it as a research dissertation. (Presentation 20%, Dissertation 80%)
Production Management (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the processes involved in organising and controlling on site resources. (Presentation 25%, Report 75%)
Sustainability and Innovation (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to cover the concept of sustainability and its interpretation by the different stakeholders involved. (Report x 2 80%, Research poster 20%)
Soil Mechanics, Retaining and Substructures (20 credits, compulsory)
This module aims to enable students to be confident in soil analysis and the parameters required for the design of structural elements within British and European standards and codes of practice. (Case Study x 2 100%)
Structural Detailing (20 credits, compulsory)
This module will allow the students to use the knowledge gained in the level 4 module Structural Analysis and level 5 module Engineering Mathematics and Structures and apply it to real life applications in order to design structural elements of buildings and infrastructure. (Case Study 50%, Practical 50%)