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.
In response to the UK Government’s recent announcements with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel our Summer Schools for 2020.
We understand this may be disappointing but ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff has to be our priority.
We will be updating these webpages in due course with information about Summer Schools for 2021. If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times and we hope to see you in Cardiff in the future.
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 schedule is subject to change.
|July 2021||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
|Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Lecture: Self-healing concrete|
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication
|Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures|
Design Challenge: Design, make and test challenge
|Practical: Light structures|
|Industrial site visits|
|Field trips and free time|
|Field trips and free time|
|Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges|
Practical: Fluid mechanics
|Lecture: Structural engineering|
Practical: Concrete testing and feedback
|Lecture: Environmental Engineering|
Practical: Environmental laboratory
|Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications|
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
|Final assessment day|
Final Gala Ceremony
|Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
The standard fee for our two week 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 and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
One student on each Summer School will receive an Excellence Scholarship worth £1,000. The scholarship is merit-based and will consider your academic profile, work experience and personal statement.
Partner institutions will receive a reduction in feeds depending on how many students will be attending the Summer School. Our partnership agreement contract will include more information about this. Alternatively please contact us with any questions and we will be happy to help.
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.
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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.