Sustainable Civil Engineering
Our summer school in civil engineering provides a taste of our highly respected architectural, environmental and civil engineering degree programmes.
The programme addresses contemporary issues in designing and working with structures and the built and natural environments, in both national and international contexts.
Teaching will be delivered on the course through a mixture of keynote lectures, practical activities and site visits. You will have the opportunity to work with world-leading staff from the School of Engineering, as well as figures from industry.
Scheduled free time will allow participants to explore Cardiff and its vibrant culture, providing an experience of life in the UK.The content of the course will help you to develop a sophisticated understanding of the role of engineers in designing, constructing and maintaining the physical environment, including buildings and structures, water supply, flood alleviation, and geotechnical and environmental issues.
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15 December 2016
Programme for Sustainable Civil Engineering Summer School.
Please note this is subject to change.
|Saturday 15 July 2017||Arrival in Cardiff|
|Sunday 16 July 2017||Cardiff tour|
|Monday 17 July 2017||Welcome and induction|
|Tuesday 18 July 2017||Lecture: Self-healing concrete|
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication
|Wednesday 19 July 2017||Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures|
Design Challenge: Design, make and test a paper bridge or tallest structure
|Thursday 20 July 2017||Practical: Light structures|
|Friday 21 July 2017||Industrial site visits|
|Saturday 22 July 2017||Social excursion|
|Sunday 23 July 2017||Cultural visit|
|Monday 24 July 2017||Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges|
Practical: Fluid Mechanics
|Tuesday 25 July 2017||Practical: Concrete testing and feedback|
Design Challenge: Construct a timber frame
|Wednesday 26 July 2017||Lecture: Environmental Engineering|
Practical: Environmental laboratory
|Thursday 27 July 2017||Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications|
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
|Friday 28 July 2017||Closing activities|
|Saturday 29 July 2017||Departure from Cardiff|
The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.
This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is on 29 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
If you have any questions or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.