EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Introduction to the CDT

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) adopts the widest possible definition of sustainability, covering the effective whole life design and performance of major civil engineering infrastructure. The Centre will address key engineering challenges of fit for purpose, economic viability, environmental impact, resilience, infrastructure inter-dependence and durability.

It will also consider the impacts of changes in population, urbanisation, available natural resources, technology and societal expectations. This requires a broad-based approach to research training, effectively integrated across the wide range of civil engineering disciplines. Very few academic institutions are capable of providing in-depth training across this range of subjects.

We are based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial, which was ranked 4th best Civil Engineering Department in the World in the 2015 QS University rankings and the 2nd best in Europe.

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Training Programme

The programme begins with a term of workshops which have been specifically been created for the CDT and cover a broad range of sustainability issues and quantitative subjects that will assist students with their research.

In the second term students work on a Grand Challenge project which provides a team building platform for interdisciplinary work and helps put their research into context.

From the start of the third term onwards, CDT students will be working on their doctoral research projects.