About the Civil Engineering Postgraduate course
Gain the skills to shape and maintain the world around us. The growing demand for infrastructure to sustain modern societies and underpin economic and social development requires creative solutions from engineering professionals.
We will help you move your career forward so you can play a leading role in the design, construction and maintenance of a broad range of infrastructure projects.
One of our key objectives is preparing you for professional membership. We will develop your technical ability, understanding of engineering principles, commercial flair and environmental awareness. You will look at contractual issues, health and safety, business functionality, communication skills, report writing, codes of conduct and responsibilities to your team.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.
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MODULES & LEARNING
This module considers the analysis, design and maintenance of highways - you will study areas such as route location, geometrics, junction and pavement design, and management. You will also examine the design and operation of airports and railways.
Explore the broad range of management and procedural considerations that apply to the development and delivery of a civil engineering project.
You will gain a greater understanding of the engineering principles applied to the analysis and design of structures, giving you the skills and confidence to apply these techniques.
In this module you will focus on the properties of fluids and the principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic modelling and fluid systems analysis. You will develop an understanding of the issues, problems and solutions within the water infrastructure sector of civil engineering.
You will learn to produce complex engineering solutions to a professional standard. We will provide you with an in-depth understanding of engineering principles in relation to geotechnical analysis and design, looking at how to solve geotechnical engineering problems and produce innovative designs.
We will increase your understanding of the uncertainties and consequences of material behaviour during design, manufacture and in service. You'll study the environmental and safety implications of the materials used for nuclear power production.
This is an in-depth study of a topic relevant to civil engineering and that reflects your specific interests. This is an opportunity to apply and further enhance your research skills and technical knowledge.
You will have access to first-class teaching laboratories, including a full range of civil engineering testing equipment for hydraulics, geotechnics, highway materials, concrete, structures and general materials. Our civil engineering research facility - dedicated to the research work of students and staff - will be available to play a major role in your dissertation project.
We will give you the opportunity to plan your own objectives for career development, setting up visits to sites and consultancy offices to aid your development, while engineering experts will share their expertise and experience in a series of guest talks. We will also encourage you to research and discuss current civil engineering issues on a regular basis.
Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi Professor Farzad KhosrowshahiDean of School
A particular feature of the School of Built Environment & Engineering is the breadth and vocational relevance of the courses available. We focus on innovation in teaching and learning and development of student capability. With close links to key accrediting industry bodies, we provide our graduates with access to full professional status and we have also achieved national and international recognition for research and consultancy.
Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi is the current Head of School of Built Environment and Engineering. His previous roles included Director of Construct IT, Chairperson of Association of Research in Construction Management and Chairperson of the Information Visualisation Society.
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FacilitiesNorthern Terrace building materials laboratory
Based at Northern Terrace at our City Campus, our building materials laboratory offers full-scale structural element testing with up to 250 tonnes loading capacity, hydraulics testing with open-flow apparatus and a pump rig, and concrete beam production with mixing, casting and material strength and consistency testing.
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
An amazing place to spend your days
It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.
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Leeds lies at the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to most major cities. It was also voted best UK University Destination and is home to 200,000 students.
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