This is a 3-year degree program which can lead to 4-year degree qualification upon completing the MSc in Structural Design & Construction Management. The first two years of the degree program are mapped to Pearson BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) as approved by Kingston University London. In the 3rd year students will follow the final year of BEng (Hons) in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering offered by Kingston University London.
The course aims to cultivate technical and managerial proficiency in civil engineering including the ability to solve a wide range of practical problems. This programme emphasizes the development of a professional skills and ethics towards management, design, maintenance, sustainability, quality and safety in civil engineering industry.
The curriculum focuses on the development of employability skills throughout the course and is designed to meet the mandatory curriculum requirement to pursue careers in the civil engineering industry.
Careful consideration has been given to the study materials, mode of delivery and skill development which will effectively enable students to graduate with the knowledge, skill, ethics and confidence to enter practice in graduate positions within property consultancies, property companies, public authorities and social housing providers.
This is a core level 6 module for BEng Civil Engineering and builds on the level 5 Module CE5011, progressing the analysis and engineering design in hydraulics and geotechnics. The hydraulics section focuses on the hydraulic design and analysis of civil and environmental works related to water supply, drainage and hydroelectricity. The geotechnical engineering section concentrates on analysis and design of foundations, retaining walls and slopes, including the application of Eurocode 7, in addition to further industry-standard computing software. The two sections are linked through topics of engineering hydrology, dam engineering and particularly the problem of coastal protection, for which there is a three day residential trip. The module is primarily delivered through a programme of lectures/tutorials supported by a laboratory test programme and field trip.
This is a core module for BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering Course. The module has been formulated to broaden the students’ perspective on the infrastructure that underpins a developed society and the role of the civil engineer in its design, construction, maintenance and management. The requirement for sustainable solutions will be emphasized throughout the module, considering the influencing environmental, economic, social and political factors. A global perspective will be introduced by considering case studies throughout the world and discussing the different factors that influence the infrastructure. Graduate employment opportunities will be outlined in the various sectors, reinforced by guest lecturers from expert practitioners/researchers and relevant site visits. The module will consider the broad range of infrastructure with a focus on transportation and water, opening up career path opportunities for graduates.
This level 6 module for the final year of BSc Civil Engineering builds upon curriculum taken in level 4 and level 5. The main aims are to provide a detailed appreciation of construction processes and techniques, the design and integration of building and environmental services, the performance requirements of the building envelope, and the integration of these various factors into a cost-effective building design. The lecture content promotes the benefits of holistic building design and construction that gives due consideration to the performance of the building envelope, the design and integration of mechanical and electrical installations (building services) to provide internal environmental quality and the management of buildings over the course of their life cycle.
This is a core module for the final year of BEng Civil Engineering, BSc Civil Engineering and BSc Construction Management. The individual project is an opportunity to explore a subject of the student’s own choice and to initiate, design and execute a small scale research project under supervision. The work in the project will draw upon material from all modules previously or currently taught and provide a culmination to their degree. Additionally, this allows the students to develop and practice their research skills that will be invaluable for the future. The students are encouraged to work independently, study a topic in depth, review previous work, collect, and interpret and analyse information. This is also intended to develop students’ ability to communicate clearly and succinctly orally, graphically and in writing. In undertaking the work they should demonstrate knowledge and competence in reviewing literature and in using one or more of a range of research methods to collect and analyse data and draw well-founded conclusions. To support the student a series of lectures in research methods is given and individual one-to-one supervision ensures that the student is supported in the process. Assessment is by submission of an initial formative research statement and summative assessments comprise an interim report, an oral presentation and the completed project.
This module completes the undergraduate personal tutor scheme (PTS). The scheme assists students in their transition to level 6, supporting them in the achievement of their full academic potential. Furthermore the PTS encourages students to be proactive in planning their professional career and/or postgraduate study.