This programme combines a focus on structural engineering with an appreciation of the architectural context. The programme is taught jointly with the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA), part of Edinburgh College of Art. You will spend approximately half your time taking architecture courses in Year 1. The architecture component continues in later years but the time spent in these courses is reduced as the focus shifts to core structural engineering courses. This 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 of civil engineering 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. The Structural Engineering and Architecture 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, and 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 programme 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.