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Knowledge base

Newcastle University offers a wide range of courses for full time, part time and post graduate students.

Newcastle University’s School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences is one of the largest groups in the UK that works at the interface of the built and natural environments. Its research is recognised as “world leading” and “internationally excellent” and it works closely with industry to transfer this to commercial and public-sector organisations.

Among the many ways it does this is through its range of postgraduate and CPD courses.
Further and continued learning are both key in a successful professional career in the civil engineering sector and Newcastle University is well placed to support ambitious engineers and scientists in meeting their personal and professional goals.

Career development

Pursuing a Masters-level course can be invaluable to career development and reaching chartered engineer (CEng) status. MSc courses offered by Newcastle University’s School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences are accredited by the ICE, Institution of Structural Engineers and Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation as further learning courses for CEng status.

Furthermore, some of the courses carry additional professional accreditation from organisations such as the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Geological Society.

Whether studied full time or part time, the courses are taught in week long blocks and some students and their employers are taking advantage of this to complete an MSc while working full time. Each course is supported by excellent laboratory and field facilities.

As well as on-campus laboratories for structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, and environmental engineering, the university has full-scale testing and observation facilities off-campus.
These include an engineering embankment, hydro-borehole facility, mine water remediation sites and flood defence schemes.

Award winning library

The award winning university library comprises a wide range of electronic, online and print materials including professional and trade resources such as the Construction Information Service.
Industry-led projects, case studies, and lectures are used throughout all of its courses to ensure that cutting-edge research is put in to an industrial and applied context.

“Some of the courses carry additional professional accreditation from organisations such as Ciwem, RICS and the Geological Society”

Sometimes sustained or repeated periods away from frontline work are not possible, even though the need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) remains.

CPD courses

To address this problem the university offers a wide range of short CPD courses that offer an excellent opportunity to extend or update knowledge, or develop new skills.

With a dedicated staff and facilities for CPD, Newcastle can offer a complete information and assistance service to complement an excellent learning experience with our course leaders from academia and industry. Courses range from one to five days and can be completed without formal assessment. Some of the five-day courses have the option of being formally assessed and there is the option to accumulate credits for a postgraduate certificate.
The university has a wide range of short courses and a track record of developing and delivering bespoke courses for organisations such as Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency.

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