This programme has an emphasis on the consideration of fire risk in the design and protection of infrastructure, while still covering the majority of the traditional civil and environmental engineering topics. In particular this allows engineers to determine the effects of modern construction methods and materials on the safety of buildings and infrastructure. You will take specific courses related to Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from Year 3 of the programme onwards.The programme builds on many of the fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering including the application of scientific knowledge and modern engineering tools to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of all major forms of infrastructure. The discipline is very wide ranging, impacting on our daily lives in diverse ways. Ultimately it aims to ensure a sustainable local and global society, particularly in light of current challenges such as global climate change. This programme complements expertise at Edinburgh in the traditional areas of transport, tunnels, bridges, and buildings and which extends into emerging areas such as: structural fire engineering, advanced geotechnical investigation and design, use of novel and/or sustainable materials, advanced numerical modelling for particulate solids and structures. We have strong industrial engagement via our Industrial Advisory Board and industrial input to teaching, including our design projects. There are opportunities for interaction with recent graduates working in industry and we offer a close-knit, supportive community within which to develop your engineering skills. All students are encouraged to undertake relevant work-experience during their degree and we work closely with the Careers Service to advertise internship opportunities and arrange company presentations. We support your development of graduate attributes via our Edinburgh Award for Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Placements which is recognised on your academic transcript.