Civil Engineering, Construction and Quantity Surveying

 

Welcome from the Head of Department for Civil Engineering

Prof. Mujib Rahman

Those of you who are returning for your second or final year:

Welcome back! Hope you had a restful break. As you know, we are in an unprecedented situation, which forced us all to adjust the way we interact with each other and use university services. I am sure, working together, we will be able to overcome this challenge.  

As ‘old hands’ will have a good idea of the do’s and don’ts associated with the demands of University life and work – so there’s no need to dwell on the importance of meeting deadlines, etc.

For you, the purpose of this handbook is to remind you of some essential information and to publish the descriptions of the modules you will be studying. If you need any clarification or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact your personal tutor, or your Programme Director; (Dr Nii Ankrah for Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying; Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj for Civil Engineering) or myself. I am sure you will find this year’s blended approach stimulating and rewarding and I wish you all the best for the year ahead.

For those of you who are new to Aston,

A very warm welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering. You are beginning one of the most exciting times in your life, and everyone in the Department is here to help you.

As you know, we are in an unprecedented situation, which forced us all to make some adjustments to the way we interact with each other and use university services. I am sure, working together, we will be able to overcome this challenge. 

Our aim is to help you to settle in your course and succeed in your chosen degree programme. The programme is designed to give you the opportunity for your personal development and to provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need in your future career. Your success will depend to a large extent on a strong personal commitment - so in the final analysis, the onus is on you to succeed! It is essential that you fully participate in lectures and tutorials and that you engage with coursework and get it done on time (not rushing it at the last minute). 

Should problems of any kind arise, please seek help. If the problem is of an administrative nature, you should make enquiries with the reception team (eas_ug@aston.ac.uk) or the Hub; for academic matters please contact your Programme Director or your Personal Tutor. This Handbook provides essential information but, of course, cannot tell you everything. If the information you need isn’t on these pages, please do not hesitate to ask!

I am sure that you will find your time here to be stimulating, rewarding, and enjoyable. Finally, I look forward to meeting you, and I wish you every success in your studies here at Aston.

The Handbook is set out in the following areas of interest, or you can use the quick reference index below: