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Civil engineers are some of the most important professionals in society. They are responsible for the safe construction of our infrastructure and strive to provide the most innovative solutions. You can earn the qualifications to join this elite class of professionals by studying for an MSc Civil Engineering. Here are the top global civil engineering news stories proving that studying this degree will give you a bright future.
California’s High-Speed Rail Project
For anyone looking to indulge in an exciting civil engineering career, the California high-speed rail project is a great one to be aware about. Known as one of the largest, most ambitious public transportation programmes in US history, the aim of this is to allow passengers to travel from LA to San Fransisco at speeds as high as 220mph. This would make the journey last just two hours and 40 minutes, compared to the original time of almost six hours. This project is also being built at more than 30 active job sites, so it’s one of the most prominent projects in the modern civil engineering world.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel
Chances are you’ll be familiar with the London Underground; it's fascinating how essential public transport is possible at a total of 58m beneath the surface. Well, back in 2016, Swiss engineers created their own version with the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland. The 35-mile tunnel provided a high-speed rail link under the Swiss alps between northern and southern Europe. This was revolutionary for European freight transport as it caused a shift in the transportation of goods to train travel; saving a total of one million lorries per year!
Phase Change Materials Have Better Energy Payback Periods
Phase change materials (PCMs) are the latest technology in the construction industry. These can store and release large energy amounts depending on their state. They absorb heat during the solid phase and release it when in liquid form, resulting in better in-house environments. According to researchers from Lithuania and Cyprus, PCMs have better energy payback periods in colder climates.
The study was conducted across different European regions to calculate the efficiency of PCM applications for the energy upgrade of existing buildings. It concluded that PCM application pays off in less than a year in colder climates. The researchers hope their thermal performance assessments will help global engineers make better renovation decisions.
With environment conservation a global priority, an MSc Civil Engineering qualification allows you to venture into environmental consultancy, where you can contribute to such studies.
MSc Civil Engineering Course Highlights
The course has been expertly developed to give a broad overview of the advanced civil engineering discipline. You can influence issues and challenges, Including policy changes, economical constraints, and ethical responsibilities
- The University of Bolton's longstanding and excellent reputation for civil engineering postgraduate and professional development courses improves your chances of employment with leading organisations
- We are first for Teaching Quality in the Northwest*, providing a teaching-intensive, research-informed approach to supporting our students
- You will build on your existing knowledge with a series of modules, challenging and stimulating your abilities with rich and varied content
- You will benefit from small group learning and support through a variety of teaching and learning methods giving you the fullest experience
Follow this link to access the MSc Civil Engineering full course details.
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*The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide – Teaching Quality – Northwest – 2023