A bridge to future success

“I chose the University’s MEng in Civil Engineering because there’s a good balance of theory and practical work – with field trips and campus labs for studying hydraulics, soils and materials. And the new Engineering Innovation Centre, has high performance PCs for the design and project management modules.”

Haseef Ehsan is studying Civil Engineering, MEng.
Haseef Ehsan is studying Civil Engineering, MEng.

“One memory that stands out, is my first year Geotechnics week-long field trip to the Lakes which was really rewarding.

"In my second-year for my design project I produced a design and feasibility study of a dam in the Mungrisdale Valley, also in the Lake District. It developed my team-working skills as well as communication skills for pitching to industry specialists."

"Projects also helped lay the foundations for my placement as an assistant site engineer with Eric Wright Civil Engineering Ltd.

"I was able to work on a bridge reconstruction project at Pooley Bridge in the North Lakes. It involved the construction of a £5 million single span composite stainless vehicular/pedestrian bridge to replace the original bridge that collapsed during Storm Desmond in 2015.

"I was involved in quality inspection and testing plans, cost management, surveying and setting out. I also implemented health and safety toolbox talks, emergency plans, site inductions and positive interventions.

"Here lecturers get to know you as an individual rather than just a number and they offer advice and assistance with any concerns you have with work.”