To qualify in this Engineering Area, students must select at least six of the modules given in the table, and are encouraged take Surveying Engineering Extension Activity.
|3D1||Geotechnical Engineering I|
|3D2||Geotechnical Engineering II|
|3D3||Structural Materials and Design|
|3D4||Structural Analysis and Stability|
|3D7||Finite Element Methods|
|3D8||Building Physics and Environmental Geotechnics|
|3C7||Mechanics of Solids|
|3C9||Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures|
|4D7||Concrete and Prestressed Concrete|
|4D16||Construction Management||Not available as a IIB option in 2019/20|
Surveying Extension Activity
Students intending to qualify in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering are highly recommended to choose as their Engineering Extension Activity this 2.5 day course, which may be taken at the end of either Michaelmas or Lent Term. Such students will be given priority, but the course is open to all.
Intending Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineers are advised to study the broadest possible range of courses in this Engineering Area, and to take all or almost all of the modules available. Students should note that there are many other synergies between these modules, which will make them easier if they are taken as a group – for instance module 3D2 will help to provide further clarification of material presented in 3D1.
Most structures rest on the ground, and therefore need foundations. Vehicles rely on pavements, runways or rails as their foundations, which are strongly influenced by environmental conditions such as groundwater. Engineers working with architects need to rise to the challenge of sustainable design using novel materials in striking configurations, and providing congenial internal environments with high energy-efficiency. Those devising major schemes need to understand the issues of brown field development, flood risk, infrastructure management, and the creation and utilisation of underground space for transport, for example. And those engineers working in resource management may need to understand aquifers and oil reservoirs, or the offshore winds, waves and currents that determine the design of offshore power facilities including windfarms.
Specialist advice on this Engineering Area can be obtained from the Engineering Area coordinator, Professor F.A. McRobie.
Last updated on 23/08/2019 10:28