Undergraduate Teaching 2023-24

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Civil Engineering

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Civil Engineering

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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.


Number Title Notes
3D1 Geotechnical Engineering I  
3D2 Geotechnical Engineering II  
3D3 Structural Materials and Design  
3D4 Structural Analysis and Stability  
3D5 Water Engineering  
3D7 Finite Element Methods  
3D8 Geo-environmental Engineering  
3C7 Mechanics of Solids  
3C9 Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures  
4D16 Construction Management  

Surveying Extension Activity

Students intending to qualify in Civil 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.



Those who take 3D1 are encouraged to take 3D2 as well, as 3D2 will help provide further clarification of material present 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.

Last updated on 20/02/2024 10:19