Civil Engineering is a branch of Engineering that deals with the design and construction of the artefacts of civil use: civil and industrial constructions, transportation infrastructure, bridges and tunnels, hidro-technical utilities such as dams, aqueducts and sewage systems, structures in seismical areas and others. The prerequisites for studying civil engineering include mathematics, physics, project management and design among others. The students can specialize in a variety of sub-topics like: Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Costal Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials Engineering or Urban Engineering.
Architecture is both the science and the art of designing and erecting buildings and building complexes according to certain proportions and rules dependent on the function, character and designation of the building. The science is relevant through the technical and functional resolution of an architectural project while the art is the special component of creating nonfigurative plastic images of abstract essence. Architecture is the most comprehensive form or spatial organization that aims at fulfilling the complex functions in a balanced, harmonious and esthetical manner.
For the realization of a building/construction/edifice both architects and civil engineers work together usually on well-defined projects starting with the design phase, then costs and resources estimation and finally implementation, which includes detailed structural calculations.
The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF) is recognised across the construction industry as an ideal start for those wishing to progress towards supervisory or technician roles, or professional qualifications.
This course is a compulsory module of the Open University’s Master of Engineering and postgraduate Diploma in Engineering programmes if you haven’t successfully completed Key skills for professional engineers (T397) as part of your undergraduate studies.
This key introductory OU level 1 module examines the range of human activity that is ’engineering‘, from design concepts to the manufacture of products. It introduces the context in which engineers operate – addressing such areas as product safety standards and patent law – as well as looking at current engineering practice.
To earn the certificate you are required to receive a passing grade in five of the six courses. All courses should be completed within two years of starting the program.
Equivalent to the first year of a degree, for entry into Engineering degrees at Queen's University Belfast. The International Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for direct entry into the second year of a university degree.
This program is geared for those interested in the implementation of sustainable building tools and strategies. It is also recommended for professionals moving into fields that require knowledge of green building or sustainable design, or anyone who recognizes the emerging importance of sustainable design and its impact on our daily life.
To earn the certificate, students must complete eight of the following nine classes: Estimating and Bidding I, Estimating and Bidding II, Cost Awareness and Production Control, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Construction Materials and Processes, Contract Documents and Construction Law, Introduction to Construction Estimating, Construction Blueprint Reading, and Essential Construction Math.
The Certificate in Construction Supervision is a ten-course comprehensive certificate program created for people with a background in construction looking to advance their construction supervisory skills.
This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city.
What does The City mean today? And in what ways, if any, are we part of creating the city? This course will explore questions such as these, and many others. The course studies the postmodern city and its myriads of communication structures, which are increasingly dominated by mobile technology (mobile phones and GPS navigation for instance).
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of both the theoretical and practical aspects of conventional and advanced water technology for surface water treatment.
This policy lab addresses the challenges and opportunities for building integrity and integrating feedback loops in development with a focus on how this can be done with students in schools. It brings together practitioners across sectors to focus on collective action learning and evidence-based decision making, collaborative problem identification and solving, and feedback mechanisms that ‘close the loop’ to trigger corrective activity and stakeholder satisfaction.