Introduction to Civil & Structural Engineering Design Lecture
This course takes you through all the stages of a real design project, giving you plenty of examples from industry and teaching you how to understand structures based on an engineering judgement rather than all those complicated mathematical calculations! This module involves group work and site visits organised by the lecturer. We learn about historic structures and how they failed, gaining a really good understanding of the engineering behind them. We even get to construct our own bridge in the first term and then load it to a limit to see how it fails. This is definitely one of my favourite courses – it connects all the other modules together and gives them real meaning.