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Civil and Infrastructure Engineering BEng(Hons): Part-time students

Studying this course part time

Part-time route

The part-time course (beginning at Year 2) is designed for those working in industry who have an HNC/HND or equivalent qualifications and who wish to improve their professional skills and achieve chartered status.

Entry requirements

Read our entry requirements for part-time students.

To apply to study this course part time, please contact our admissions administrator.

Attendance

You will attend one day per week for all lectures in a module including tutorials and laboratories. Also, you will need to take into account the attendance for the three field trips.

  • Geotechnical field trip in Year 1
  • Engineering surveying field trip in Year 2
  • Geotechnical and hydraulics field trip in Year 3

Exams are normally take place in May.

E-learning

Our web-based system called Canvas hosts all lecture material, notes, and assignments etc. for your subjects, allowing you to supplement your learning at the University with private study time at home or at the office.

Tuition fees

Read our guidance on fees for part-time students.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

The course is conducted over a period of four academic year on a modular basis. Each academic year consists of two modules (30 credits each).

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • This is a core module for level 5 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students that builds upon the level 4 Module EG4013, developing the analysis and engineering design in hydraulics and geotechnics. The hydraulics section considers natural river courses and the conveyance of water through pipelines, culverts and canals. The geotechnics section concentrates on engineering geology, emphasising the influence of subsurface conditions on civil engineering design and construction; also covered are principles of effective stress and shear strength as well as their use in design. The analysis of groundwater seepage and the dewatering of below-ground works are linked to other aspects of civil engineering hydraulics. The module is primarily delivered through a programme of interactive sessions supported by an extensive laboratory programme and a week-long residential field trip.

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  • This is a core module for level 5 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students. The module expands on the methodologies and techniques given in EG4011 for structural design at a fundamental level in steel, concrete, masonry and timber, and develops your ability to produce competent and professional structural designs. The consideration of a variety of construction materials, including sustainability issues, will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of material behaviour, an essential component of civil engineering projects. The module will include the design of civil engineering structures from a conceptual viewpoint laying the foundations for the level 6 module CE6013.

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Year 2 (Level 5)

  • This module includes principles and commercial practices for the management of engineering projects and related wider business operations. The nature of project engineering and business management is considered in the context of quality, time, risk and sustainability. The module is contextualised for civil engineering and construction professionals to promote and broaden knowledge of how companies and organisations work in the project and business environment. This module continues effective team working as well as developing interpersonal skills.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • apply project and business management techniques to simple projects, including the use of appropriate software, in the context of wider business operations, sustainability and ethics;
    • use quality management techniques, including the application of statistical techniques;
    • describe basic legal and risk principles applicable to civil engineering and construction situations, including health and safety;
    • describe theory and practice underpinning the management of human resources and business;
    • develop the teamwork roles as well as the interpersonal skills required to work effectively in groups or independently.

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  • This is a core module for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students at Level 5. Surveying is a fundamental skill expected of any civil engineer and this module builds on the surveying introduced at Level 4 in EG4010. This module exposes you to the instrumentation and observation principles of modern engineering surveying, and develops your theoretical understanding and relevant mathematical expertise as well as your practical skills. The operating principles of surveying equipment (including GNSS/GPS), are all covered in the programme and supported by practical exercises including a residential field course. Further sessions explore a range of mathematically more advanced themes such as error analysis and geometric designs (eg. road curves, earthworks) that forms some basis for aspects of the Level 6 module CE6012.

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Year 3 (Level 6)

  • This is a core module for level 6 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students. The module covers methodologies and techniques for the structural analysis and design of steel, concrete and timber structures at an advanced level, as well as geotechnical design of a wide range of foundations, building upon knowledge gained at Level 5. Upon the completion of this module you will be able to produce competent and professional structural and geotechnical designs. This will stimulate you to develop an interest and awareness of the scope and nature of structural and geotechnical engineering within the design process and to encourage creativity. Development of team working skills and independent study is an important part of the module. This module intends: to develop structural and geotechnical design technical skills, to increase awareness of the role of the structural and geotechnical engineers in solving design and construction problems, to encourage you to utilise your membership of professional institutions and to enhance your employability.

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  • This module covers methodologies and techniques building upon the knowledge of the structural design of steel, concrete and timber structures at an advanced level. You will be able to produce competent and professional structural designs that will be utilised in a group project; enabling students to develop an interest  and awareness of the scope and nature of structural engineering within the design process and to encourage creativity. Development of team-working skills, structural design technical skills, academic and communications skills to increase awareness of the role of the structural/civil engineer in design and construction issues.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • obtain solutions to portal frame problems via moment distribution and stiffness methods using matrix algebra and apply standard computer software for analysis and design solutions;
    • design reinforced and prestressed concrete elements including continuous structures using EC2;
    • check EC3 compliance of steel members subjected to lateral torsional buckling effects and members subjected simultaneously to axial force and bending moment;
    • design timber elements subjected to normal loading conditions in accordance with EC5;
    • identify solutions to structural engineering problems focusing on sustainable options and new technologies, in addition to the wider issues that influence the design process on different stages including conceptual design stage.

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Year 4

  • This is a core module for the final year BEng and BSc Civil Engineering courses. The module has been formulated to broaden your perspective on the infrastructure that underpins a developed society and the role of the civil engineer in its design, construction, maintenance and management. The requirement for sustainable solutions will be emphasised throughout the module, considering the influencing environmental, economic, social and political factors. A global perspective will be introduced by considering case studies throughout the world and discussing the different factors that influence the infrastructure. Graduate employment opportunities will be outlined in the various sectors, reinforced by guest lectures from expert practitioners/researchers and relevant site visits. The module will consider the broad range of infrastructure with a focus on transportation and water, opening up career path opportunities for graduates.

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  • This is a core module for level 6 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering students. The individual project is an opportunity to explore a subject of your own choice and to initiate, design and execute a small scale research project under supervision. The work in the project will draw upon material from all modules previously or currently taught and provide a culmination to your degree. Additionally, this allows you to develop and practice your research skills that will be invaluable for the future. You are encouraged to work independently, study a topic in depth, review previous work, collect, and interpret and analyse information. This is also intended to develop your ability to communicate clearly and succinctly orally, graphically and in writing. In undertaking the work you should demonstrate knowledge and competence in reviewing literature and in using one or more of a range of research methods to collect and analyse data and draw well-founded conclusions. To support you a series of workshops will be given along with individual one-to-one supervision to ensure that you are supported throughout the process. Assessment is by submission of an initial formative research statement and summative assessments comprise an interim report, an oral presentation and the completed project.

    This module completes the undergraduate personal tutor scheme (PTS). The scheme assists you in your transition to level 6, supporting you in the achievement of your full academic potential. Furthermore the PTS encourages you to be proactive in planning your professional career and/or postgraduate study.

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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