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MEng (Hon) Civil Engineering Design & Construction.

Nottingham Trent University
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Course UCAS code: 7H27
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  • MEng (Hon), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Civil engineers find creative ways to solve real-world problems, developing the physical infrastructure for society to exist: from bridges to houses, and from roads to hospitals and train stations. Our Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering brings together undergraduate and Masters-level course content. You'll develop high-level knowledge of civil engineering principles and theory, alongside analytical, practical and engineering skills and techniques. **Key features** - An accredited MEng is the most direct route to Chartered Engineering (CEng) status. This new degree, once accredited, will fully satisfy the education base for CEng status. - Graduate with a Masters-level qualification, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the theory and principles of civil engineering. Develop advanced problem-solving and project management skills, with design and project work forming the core of this course. - Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, you'll also benefit from study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance. - Benefit from excellent employability prospects. Due to a skills shortage and a boom in the construction industry, civil engineering graduates are heavily sought after. - Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement. - Apply your learning to the real world and network with experts in industry, with opportunities to take part in site visits, a residential surveying trip (included in course fees), and live projects as part of the course. - Experience hands-on learning in our modern facilities and workshops, offering industry-standard equipment and support from our team of expert technicians. - Tailor your studies in your final year, with the choice of an optional module to build on your personal interests relating to civil engineering. Where possible, you'll also have the chance to work alongside our postgraduate students on selected modules.
All modules in years one, two and three are core and are shared with the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. The final year is flexible and offers you the chance to choose an optional module from a range of options in addition to the core modules. You will also have the chance to work alongside postgraduate students. Year One: Civil Engineering Design Projects: This module will introduce you to the organisation of the construction industry and the key roles played by civil engineering professionals • Engineering Materials - Throughout this module you will be introduced to the materials encountered in civil engineering and general construction. You will develop an understanding of the implications of material properties in practical applications •Engineering Surveying - During this module you will develop your skills in using standard surveying instrumentation • Residential field course - The module will culminate in a one-week residential field trip where you will work in groups to develop the skills you have learnt throughout the module. Groups will work under limited supervision to plan, manage and assess their own programme to meet set targets • Introduction to Structural Engineering - This module aims to provide you with revision in relevant statics and a quantitative and qualitative appreciation of the behaviour and design of beams and triangulated frameworks • Engineering Mathematics and Mechanics - This module provides you with the mathematical knowledge and techniques required for the rest of the course. Year Two: Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing - This module provides you with an introduction to the structural behaviour of elements in reinforced concrete and steelwork and their design and detailing to the relevant codes of practice • Construction Practice and the Environment - The aim of this module is to improve your knowledge of practice within the construction industry and your appreciation of the roles and responsibilities that you may undertake in your placement year and beyond • Integration of Engineering Applications - This module will introduce you to new and emerging technologies within the construction industry in relation to Engineering Surveying, CAD and BIM • Further Engineering Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics - In this module you will look at: probability; calculus; vectors and matrices; and fluid mechanics: dimensional analysis, flow through pipes, hydraulic machinery • Ground Engineering - The Ground Engineering module develops your appreciation of fundamental soil and geological properties, their measurement and testing. Year Three and Four: Optional placement year – You'll get the opportunity to spend a year working in industry. This year in employment will give you real, hands-on experience and open exciting opportunities for your future employment. Many students to their placement company after graduation. Final Year: Major Design and Construction Project – You'll be provided the opportunity for you to develop abilities in undertaking a design project that is large scale and/or complex in character • Infrastructure Engineering - This module will build upon the broad introduction given in Infrastructure Engineering 1. Using standards, codes of practise, design and construction methodologies pavements and light rail infrastructure will be reviewed in analytical detail • Strategic and Operational Management - The module is intended to provide prospective civil engineers with an understanding of the complex political, cultural, economic and financial environments within which civil engineering, architectural design and construction organisations operate at both a strategic organisational and individual project level.
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15 January

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Nottingham is an absolutely amazing town, with the best student club ever, the Ocean. You’ll never hear the Baywatch theme the same way again. There’s a really nice student vibe, a ‘friendly’ rivalry between Nottingham U, Batman’s house, and three pubs claiming to be the oldest pub in Britain (that serve cheap pints to boot). The library is also amazing, with loads of study space, and the SU threw loads of great events, and I joined a few fantastic societies that really helped me experience all the uni had to offer.

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NTU Admissions:
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Tel. +44 (0) 115 848 4200

NTU Admissions:
Tel. +44(0)115 848 4200
Email. [email protected]

Tel. +44 (0) 115 848 4200

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  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Modern, 24hr library, staff are supportive
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    4* so far, accessible location and welcoming atmosphere, course is engaging
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