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Current Practices in Civil Engineering

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NTU city campus

Thursdays 2 - 6 pm

This course evaluates current practices in civil engineering including Building Information Modelling (BIM), sensing technologies, geospatial engineering, modularised construction, design management and engineering ethics.

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Course Dates

8th February 2018 – 24th May 2018

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Course Description

This course will include:

  • advanced understanding of Building Information Modelling in terms of available tools and impact upon practice
  • in-depth theoretical fundamentals, problems and challenges which an engineer has to tackle when assessing and monitoring civil infrastructure
  • advances in (and applications of) sensing technologies and data management tools
  • a critical analysis of modularised construction
  • an evaluation of design management practices
  • design management and the concept of waste
  • modularised construction (volumetric and component based approaches)
  • structural forms such as skeleton and mass structures, reciprocal frames, domes, shells and tension structures
  • geospatial engineering
  • the monitoring of civil infrastructure and sensing systems for structural health monitoring.

    By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • review engineering principles in conditions assessment and structural health monitoring
  • evaluate the design and installation approaches used for various sensing systems
  • explain engineering principles applied across a wide range of applications
  • appraise the design and construction processes across a range of themes
  • adapt techniques and novel solutions to a wide range of application
  • constructively evaluate and endeavour to improve health and safety issues
  • explain and debate with technical and policy-based evidence, complex sustainability and environmental issues
  • apply your knowledge of mathematics, science, IT, design, business context and engineering practice to novel and challenging situations.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a PGDip or MSc award.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813