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Understanding Civil Engineering

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Michael Byfield

Module overview

This module is intended for students who have graduated with numerate degrees, but who do not hold a first degree in civil engineering. It will provide you with a qualitative understanding of the core subject areas of civil engineering. These include the use of materials in construction, the design of steel and concrete structures, geotechnics, engineering surveying and flows in open channels and pipe. You will acquire a qualitative understanding of structural form, conceptual design, project planning, environmental impacts and the CDM regulations. Working individually you will learn how to carry out preliminary investigations for specified aspects of your design. In this module you will become conversant with modern land surveying techniques. You will improve your time management skills by working to tight deadlines, and your communication skills through the preparation of reports and design calculations, and by making a group presentation to your peers and the academic staff supporting the module.

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