Lecturer, Basic Training for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). (Short Courses)
Academic Training Programme
Training course for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Mechanics - CI1-130
- To bring the undergraduates, who come from varied backgrounds, up to and beyond A-level standard necessary to proceed in the Civil Engineering curriculum.
Structures and Geotechnics Projects - CI3-312
- To provide an opportunity for the students to assimilate their knowledge of structural mechanics from years 1–3 in a structural design exercise that requires a detailed design to be built in the workshop and tested to failure.
- To provide an opportunity for students to appreciate and interpret some of the various forms of structural failure – geometric, material, global, local and modes that are combinations of these.
- To provide the students with experience in an engineering workshop environment and the importance of communication between the design and build processes, manufacturing tolerances and the general buildability of designs.
- To provide the students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of soil mechanics, geology and geotechnical engineering to a realistic design problem.
- To give the students an opportunity to use and interpret realistic data sets and make decisions about the parameters to use in design.
Structural Mechanics - CI3-331
- To build on the work in structural mechanics in years 1 and 2 to cover more advanced material essential to understanding of structural behaviour particularly near the ultimate limit state where structural failure is to be considered and necessarily avoided; issues regarding geometric and material nonlinearities become key.
Structural Stability - CI9-STR-24
- To give students a rigorous grounding in the behaviour of structural components and systems that suffer from failure due to geometric, rather than material, nonlinearity; the principal features being that failure primarily occurs in the elastic range and due to buckling. It is a course based on fundamental mechanics that is designed to give the theoretical background to the more practical design-based modules.