A degree in civil engineering is the starting point for an exciting career that can see you shaping the world we live in; locally, nationally and internationally. Civil Engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the sophisticated environment that surrounds us.
Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, management and construction of major infrastructure projects such as dams, reservoirs, transport projects, bridges, tunnels, major buildings, water supply, sewage, harbours and sea defences.
Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics with a high quality research track record, and experienced professionals, with the associated professional qualifications. The civil engineering department has excellent links with civil and transportation engineering companies as well as the professional bodies.
The BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering reflects a growing trend within the construction industry to produce graduates with a detailed understanding of the principles of civil and transportation engineering. In addition, graduates from this course will have the ability to manage a project taking into consideration sustainable development issues and environmental challenges.
Your final year group design project will culminate in the production of a working design for a given civil engineering project. The design will require the consideration of various options, the analysis of the chosen option and the production of an integrated solution covering transportation, water, environmental and management aspects as well as a detailed programme of works and anticipated costs.
Your final year individual dissertation will represent the culmination of your programme of study. You will produce a research report containing assimilated data and be expected to critically analyse the results obtained. A formal written document will be produced as well as an oral presentation.
The BEng (Hons) Civil and Transportation Engineering is accredited to IEng status by the Joint Board of Moderators. This enables graduates to work towards becoming Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and thereafter, with suitable further education (a Master’s degree) and experience, be eligible for registration as Chartered Engineers (CEng). For this reason, there has been industrial input in the design of the programme and strong links are maintained through guest lectures, site visits, work placements and the formal Industrial Advisory Board of the Civil Engineering department of the University.