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Current Practices in Civil Engineering

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 24 October 2020
  • Course duration: Four Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm (24 October, 7 and 21 November, 5 December 2020) plus coursework

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’ll be able to:

  • review engineering principles in condition 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
  • adapt techniques and solutions to a wide range of applications
  • evaluate (and endeavour to improve) health and safety issues
  • explain and debate 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 a course.

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute credit towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to receive credit you must mention this at the time of application, or with your tutor at the earliest opportunity.

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:

  • BIM in terms of tools and impact upon practice
  • theoretical fundamentals, problems and challenges which an engineer has to tackle when assessing and monitoring civil infrastructure
  • advances in sensing technologies and data management tools
  • a critical analysis of modularised construction
  • structural forms such as skeleton and mass structures, reciprocal frames, domes, shells and tension structures
  • geospatial engineering
  • an evaluation of design management practices and the concept of waste
  • the monitoring of civil infrastructure and sensing systems for structural health monitoring.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a built environment subject area.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a built environment subject area.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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 your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £925.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418