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Sustainable Civil Engineering Summer School

This course has now closed for 2019 entry. Please contact for further enquiries.

International summer school 2019

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.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 20 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pickup from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 21 July 2019Social event
Monday 22 July 2019Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 23 July 2019Lecture: Self-healing concrete
Site tour
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication 
Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures
Design Challenge: Design, make and test challenge
Thursday 25 July 2019Practical: Light structures
Practical: Materials

Soils laboratory
Friday 26 July 2019Industrial site visits
Saturday 27 July 2019Field trips and free time
Sunday 28 July 2019Field trips and free time
Monday 29 July 2019Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges
Practical: Fluid Mechanics
Tuesday 30 July 2019Lecture: Structural engineering

Structures lab

Practical: Concrete testing and feedback
Wednesday 31 July 2019Lecture: Environmental Engineering
Practical: Environmental laboratory
Thursday 1 August 2019Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
Friday 2 August 2019Final assessment day

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 3 August 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)


The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 20 July, drop off is on 3 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email