Current Practices in Civil Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Professional / Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 3 October 2019
  • Course duration: Thursday afternoons for 15 weeks (term-time only) typically 2 - 5 pm

This course evaluates current practices in civil engineering including Building Information Modelling (BIM), sensing technologies, geospatial engineering, modularised construction, design management and engineering ethics.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • review engineering principles in conditions assessment and structural health monitoring
  • evaluate the design and installation approaches used for various sensing systems
  • explain engineering principles applied across a wide range of applications
  • appraise the design and construction processes across a range of themes
  • adapt techniques and novel solutions to a wide range of application
  • constructively evaluate and endeavour to improve health and safety issues
  • explain and debate with technical and policy-based evidence, complex sustainability and environmental issues
  • apply your knowledge of mathematics, science, IT, design, business context and engineering practice to novel and challenging situations.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • advanced understanding of Building Information Modelling in terms of available tools and impact upon practice
  • in-depth theoretical fundamentals, problems and challenges which an engineer has to tackle when assessing and monitoring civil infrastructure
  • advances in (and applications of) sensing technologies and data management tools
  • a critical analysis of modularised construction
  • an evaluation of design management practices
  • design management and the concept of waste
  • modularised construction (volumetric and component based approaches)
  • structural forms such as skeleton and mass structures, reciprocal frames, domes, shells and tension structures
  • geospatial engineering
  • the monitoring of civil infrastructure and sensing systems for structural health monitoring.

How you’re taught

In addition to your lectures and seminars, you will also have a one-to-one session with an academic who will provide you with guidance on how to complete projects successfully and to ensure deadlines are understood.

Entry requirements

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418