Sustainable Civil Engineering Summer School
As we battle to achieve environmental sustainability, there has never been a more crucial time to explore an engineer's role in designing, constructing and maintaining the physical environment.
Working alongside academic experts in our School of Engineering, you will analyse contemporary issues in working with the built and natural environment, in both national and international contexts.
Lectures, interactive workshops and industrial visits will examine integral topics such as:
- buildings and structures including mega-buildings
- self-healing concrete
- water supply
- flood alleviation
- light structures
- Soil and fluid mechanics
- Building information modelling
- Geotechnical and environmental engineering
Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.
Please note this is subject to change.
|Saturday 18 July||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
|Sunday 19 July||Social event|
|Monday 20 July||Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Tuesday 21 July||Lecture: Self-healing concrete|
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication
|Wednesday 22 July||Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures|
Design Challenge: Design, make and test challenge
|Thursday 23 July||Practical: Light structures|
|Friday 24 July||Industrial site visits|
|Saturday 25 July||Field trips and free time|
|Sunday 26 July||Field trips and free time|
|Monday 27 July||Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges|
Practical: Fluid mechanics
|Tuesday 28 July||Lecture: Structural engineering|
Practical: Concrete testing and feedback
|Wednesday 29 July||Lecture: Environmental Engineering|
Practical: Environmental laboratory
|Thursday 30 July||Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications|
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
|Friday 31 July||Final assessment day|
Final Gala Ceremony
|Saturday 1 August||Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport 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 Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 18 July, drop off is on 1 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in city centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.
Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.
If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis in our International Summer School team.