Civil Engineering is a profession that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering and it is broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. Whether it be in design, construction or management, civil engineers provide innovative and technical abilities that will ensure a projects success. Civil Engineering is a profession that makes a 'real' contribution to society.
The general aim of the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Construction is to provide a programme of study for Civil and Structural engineers to meet the demands of their profession and to enable them to progress to the status of Chartered Engineer. A specific aim of the programme is to promote an active interest in engineering and to encourage students to respond to changes and developments within their profession. The programme reflects current practices and gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of engineering applications and learning skills. It contains a large proportion of laboratory and practical work to reinforce the theories and practices learnt in the classroom with 'hands on' experience developed through field courses. It also provides an opportunity to study the fundamental knowledge and theories required by all Civil Engineers and apply these to the practical work environment.
Teaching is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical classes and laboratory sessions. Group work is encouraged in many modules, while study includes an industrial placement between years three and four. Metropolitan College has developed strong links with the industry and hosts a number of visits at which informal interviews for full and part-time employment opportunities take place.
Project work is an important feature of this programme. Throughout their studies, students will undertake a number of small projects and during the final year, they will be required to complete a research project in the form of independent research and study of a technical subject. This project will be supervised by a member of staff and will normally include some laboratory work or the analysis of a specific engineering problem. The programme also includes field trips covering surveying, geology and construction.
Communication & Computing
Introduction to Engineering
Skills for Academic Learning in Civil Engineering
Engineering Material Properties
Mathematics & Computing
Introduction to Engineering Surveying
Construction Technology & measurement
Analysis & Design of Structural Elements
Water & Environmental Engineering