These laboratories allow us to get hands-on experience of what we learn during lectures. It’s great to learn by having practical sessions! We go on a field trip for the surveying classes and use the water lab to understand fluid mechanics and see how it’s applied in the real world. We also have a chance to work with soil samples, classifying them and analysing their behaviour in the geotechnical laboratory. As well as this, we have a week-long design field course where we are get to apply all the knowledge gained during this year to design and construct a waterslide.
Video: The Civil Engineering Design Skills field course