The course

UCAS code
H2K1
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The programme offers a thorough grounding in the major branches of Civil Engineering with a strong emphasis on the aspects most relevant to the practice of Structural Engineering and its interface with Architectural Design. The aim is to produce high quality structural engineers who have an understanding of architecture and an appreciation of the role of architects in the design process, through working with practising engineers and architects. An unrivalled range of specialist options is available in Year 5 and students complete a professional design project.

All Structural Engineering programmes are supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers offering advice, guidance and work placement opportunities.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

Year 1

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Students study courses that are common across the discipline including: Mechanics; Mathematics; and Civil Engineering Applications. Students also participate in a varied programme of site visits to help emphasise the real world application of their learning.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 38%
  • Independent study: 62%

Assessment

  • Written: 55%
  • Practical: 11%
  • Coursework: 34%
Year 2

Expands on the basics of Level 1, with subjects such as: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Civil Engineering Materials; Analysis of Determinate Structures; and Surveying and Monitoring in the Built and Natural Environment.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Constructionarium programme, where they get hands-on construction experience of the civil engineering industry.3

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 38%
  • Independent study: 62%

Assessment

  • Written: 55%
  • Practical: 8%
  • Coursework: 37%
Year 3

Is concerned with engineering principles and design. Courses studied include: Design of Steel and Concrete Elements; Critical Architectural studies; Design of Place; and Geotechnics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 40%
  • Independent study: 60%

Assessment

  • Written: 38%
  • Practical: 10%
  • Coursework: 52%
Year 4

Students complete a dissertation and engage in subjects in more depth, such as: Foundation Engineering; Structural Element Design; FEA and Stress Analysis; and Analysis of Indeterminate Structures. Students also undertake a design project involving collaborative work with students from other disciplines within the built environment professions.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study: 67%

Assessment

  • Written: 41%
  • Practical: 17%
  • Coursework: 42%

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