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.
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 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.
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.
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 Siberian State Aerospace University is located in the heart of Russia and the Summer School Programme offers an excellent opportunity for international students to combine their academic interests with a genuine Siberian experience. For two weeks, SibSAU will run a Summer School Programme on Mobile Systems for Space Research, providing the opportunity to gain experience and strengthen your knowledge of the field. Over the course, classes will be taught both indoor and outdoor to bring you into the Siberian countryside to help give you that Siberian experience. Our highly qualified staff will not only help broaden your knowledge of Mobile Systems of Space Objects, but of Siberia itself, too.
Modern software systems consist of several components interacting in various ways in a distributed setting. The systems may have to satisfy quality requirements such as a short time-to-market, extreme reliability and robustness, or hard real-time constraints. Such challenges need to be taken into consideration from the earliest stages of development, as initial decisions may have far-reaching and disastrous consequences for the completed system.
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.