Undergraduate Teaching 2019-20

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Part IIA Engineering Area requirements: Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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To qualify in this Engineering Area, students must select at least six of the modules given in the table, and are encouraged take Surveying Engineering Extension Activity.


Number Title Notes
3D1 Geotechnical Engineering I  
3D2 Geotechnical Engineering II  
3D3 Structural Materials and Design  
3D4 Structural Analysis and Stability  
3D5 Water Engineering  
3D7 Finite Element Methods  
3D8 Environmental Geotechnics  
3C7 Mechanics of Solids  
3C9 Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures  
4D7 Concrete and Prestressed Concrete  

Surveying Extension Activity

Students intending to qualify in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering are highly recommended to choose as their Engineering Extension Activity this 2.5 day course, which may be taken at the end of either Michaelmas or Lent Term.  Such students will be given priority, but the course is open to all.


Intending Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineers are advised to study the broadest possible range of courses in this Engineering Area, and to take all or almost all of the modules available.  Students should note that there are many other synergies between these modules, which will make them easier if they are taken as a group – for instance module 3D2 will help to provide further clarification of material presented in 3D1.

Most structures rest on the ground, and therefore need foundations. Vehicles rely on pavements, runways or rails as their foundations, which are strongly influenced by environmental conditions such as groundwater. Engineers working with architects need to rise to the challenge of sustainable design using novel materials in striking configurations, and providing congenial internal environments with high energy-efficiency. Those devising major schemes need to understand the issues of brown field development, flood risk, infrastructure management, and the creation and utilisation of underground space for transport, for example. And those engineers working in resource management may need to understand aquifers and oil reservoirs, or the offshore winds, waves and currents that determine the design of offshore power facilities including windfarms.

Specialist advice on this Engineering Area can be obtained from the Engineering Area coordinator, Professor  F.A. McRobie.

Last updated on 16/06/2020 10:20