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SPACE student success in NCE Communications Competition

Congratulations to Faber Maunsell who were winners of the NI heat of the NCE Communications Competition which was held in the Council Chamber, Queen’s University on 26th November 2008.  The team of three included Mary Moorhead and Laura Henderson who are both Civil Engineering students in SPACE currently on a placement with Faber Maunsell. The third member is Patrick O’Connor. The team presented a study of three routes for a by-pass to the (imaginary) town of Ambleton.   The Faber Maunsell team will now progress to the national heat where their winning streak will hopefully continue!

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ITB PRESS RELEASE:

 

THE SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE BACHELOR AND MASTER OF ENGINEERING TWINNING PROGRAMMES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING BETWEEN INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BRUNEI AND QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

ITB has set another milestone in its continuing effort to upgrade its twinning degree programme in Civil Engineering with the signing of the memorandum of Agreement with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom on Saturday, 24th May 2008, at the Ministry of Education. Present to witness the signing was Awg Hj Daud bin Hj Mahmud, the Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) of the Ministry of Education. Director of ITB, Dr Hj Kassim bin Hj Daud, signed on behalf of the ITB and QUB was represented by Professor David James Cleland, Head of School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering QUB. QUB is a highly reputable university in the UK and a member of prestigious Russell group of the universities

 

The agreement between ITB and QUB will enable ITB to run the newly (2+1) and (2+2) arrangement for the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering programmes in Civil Engineering respectively. This is an upgrade from the current twinning arrangement 1+2 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering which was offered since 2001. In the previous agreement, the students enrolled into the programme spent year 1 at ITB and the subsequent two years at QUB. Since its commencement in 2001, the collaborative arrangement has shown encouraging achievements to both the students and ITB. As of August 2007, 46 students have graduated under this arrangement. 11% of these graduates were awarded the “first class honours”, 52% with a “Second Class Honours Upper division”, 35% with “Second Class Honours Lower division” and 2% with a “Third Class Honours division”. 25 more are expected to graduate in July this year.

 

As a result of the periodic review meeting conducted by QUB at ITB in January 2007, QUB was happy with the growing number of students on this course since 2001 which shows that the twinning programme was on solid foundation. They were also satisfied with ITB delivery of course and the satisfactory performance of most of Brunei students in particular some students doing very well and in general, there were no problems with students coming from ITB to QUB. This shows the acceptance of QUB towards ITB academics’ credibility and quality. All dedicated lecturers in the Department of Civil Engineering of ITB who taught the first year of the programme were QUB recognised teachers. This recognition is monitored annually by QUB to ensure quality delivery acceptable to the professional bodies’ requirement such as UK Joint Board of Moderators and Engineering Council. The ITB-QUB degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the Institutions of Civil, Structural and Highways & Transportation Engineers.   The accreditation is part of a normal process undertaken by Professional Engineering Institutions in the UK. The new agreement which runs from 2007 to 2011 enables ITB to run the first and second year of the Bachelor and Master programme. The Master programme also provide the students to choose two pathways that lead to the award of Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Currently 25 students were enrolled under this programme in August 2007.

ITB PRESS RELEASE:

 

THE SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE BACHELOR AND MASTER OF ENGINEERING TWINNING PROGRAMMES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING BETWEEN INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BRUNEI AND QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

ITB has set another milestone in its continuing effort to upgrade its twinning degree programme in Civil Engineering with the signing of the memorandum of Agreement with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom on Saturday, 24th May 2008, at the Ministry of Education. Present to witness the signing was Awg Hj Daud bin Hj Mahmud, the Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) of the Ministry of Education. Director of ITB, Dr Hj Kassim bin Hj Daud, signed on behalf of the ITB and QUB was represented by Professor David James Cleland, Head of School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering QUB. QUB is a highly reputable university in the UK and a member of prestigious Russell group of the universities

 

The agreement between ITB and QUB will enable ITB to run the newly (2+1) and (2+2) arrangement for the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering programmes in Civil Engineering respectively. This is an upgrade from the current twinning arrangement 1+2 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering which was offered since 2001. In the previous agreement, the students enrolled into the programme spent year 1 at ITB and the subsequent two years at QUB. Since its commencement in 2001, the collaborative arrangement has shown encouraging achievements to both the students and ITB. As of August 2007, 46 students have graduated under this arrangement. 11% of these graduates were awarded the “first class honours”, 52% with a “Second Class Honours Upper division”, 35% with “Second Class Honours Lower division” and 2% with a “Third Class Honours division”. 25 more are expected to graduate in July this year.

 

As a result of the periodic review meeting conducted by QUB at ITB in January 2007, QUB was happy with the growing number of students on this course since 2001 which shows that the twinning programme was on solid foundation. They were also satisfied with ITB delivery of course and the satisfactory performance of most of Brunei students in particular some students doing very well and in general, there were no problems with students coming from ITB to QUB. This shows the acceptance of QUB towards ITB academics’ credibility and quality. All dedicated lecturers in the Department of Civil Engineering of ITB who taught the first year of the programme were QUB recognised teachers. This recognition is monitored annually by QUB to ensure quality delivery acceptable to the professional bodies’ requirement such as UK Joint Board of Moderators and Engineering Council. The ITB-QUB degrees are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the Institutions of Civil, Structural and Highways & Transportation Engineers.   The accreditation is part of a normal process undertaken by Professional Engineering Institutions in the UK. The new agreement which runs from 2007 to 2011 enables ITB to run the first and second year of the Bachelor and Master programme. The Master programme also provide the students to choose two pathways that lead to the award of Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Currently 25 students were enrolled under this programme in August 2007.


New Research Scholarship Opportunities for 08-09

The School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering is inviting applications for a number of 3 year research studentships commencing in October 2008.  The School is offering DEL studentships, University studentships and School funded studentships which provide fees and a maintenance grant in excess of £12,000 per annum. All prospective candidates (home and international) can apply for the University and School studentships.  The DEL studentships are available to UK or EU nationals who have lived in the UK for over 3 years (EU nationals not resident in the UK are only eligible for the fees element).  For further details on eligibility for funding and useful information for prospective research students please read the information at http://www.qub.ac.uk/postgraduate.

Applicants should normally hold, or expect to hold, a good honours degree in a relevant discipline. Candidates are advised to make a separate application for each project that they are interested in. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and interests, together with the available funding mechanisms. All candidates will automatically be considered for the School studentships should they not be eligible for or be awarded DEL studentships.

  Applications are invited to be made electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at https://pg.apply.qub.ac.uk/

  A new round of applications is now welcome with a closing date of 31st May 2008.  A first round of applications closed on 1st April and previous applicants need not resubmit new applications for funding for the same projects as their applications are currently being considered. For further information and/or an indication of suggested PhD projects please contact Dr Su Taylor (s.taylor@qub.ac.uk) for Built Environment enquiries (including structures, materials and architecture), Dr Bhaskar Sengupta (b.sengupta@qub.ac.uk)) for Environmental Engineering enquiries or Dr Michael Murray (m.murray@qub.ac.uk) for Spatial and Environmental Planning enquiries.  Alternatively, contact Valene Molloy (v.molloy@qub.ac.uk) in the School’s Research Support Office (+44 28  9097 4298) for any general enquiries. Students who are planning on applying to the University for Postgraduate Study for 2008/09 must complete the Online Application form available from http://pg.apply.qub.ac.uk/

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Planning Research Conference

The annual Planning Research Conference (18th-20th March) will be held for the first time in Northern Ireland, hosted by the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE), Queen’s University, Belfast. Like previous Planning Research Conferences, this event will provide an opportunity for leading national and international planning scholars to present and debate current issues in planning research in a multidisciplinary and supportive environment.  Although the conference will include papers on all aspects of planning research, the event will have a special theme of Sustainability, Space and Social Justice.  More information is available at the conference website http://www.qub.ac.uk/ep/prc2008belfast/

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Civil Engineering Scholarships

14 QUEST Scholarships were awarded to Queens's 1st year Civil Engineering MEng students in 2007. In addition a further 3 industrial scholarships were inaugurated with local civil engineering consultants. Including the QUB funded Victor Milligan Scholarships this means 18 first year MEng students have funds for the 4 years of their degree programme.

Nationwide some 100 QUEST Scholarships were awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to first year students in the 2007 competition. Queens have been successful in achieving a record number of these national scholarships this year.

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Concrete Conference April 07

The Concrete Platform 07 Conference is an International Conference organised jointly by SPACE’s Centre for Built Environment Research at Queens University Belfast and the University of Liverpool to recognise the outstanding careers and contributions of Professor Adrian Long and Professor John Bungey to the research on Concrete Materials and Structures, including non-destructive testing is being. The conference is taking place in Belfast

The conference will provide an opportunity to revisit some of the issues that they have been associated with throughout their careers, but one aim will be to establish a strategy by which concrete can continue to excel as a construction material throughout the world. Progress towards this goal will be furthered by discussing topics on advanced concrete technology, novel structural systems and innovative testing and monitoring methods so as to extend the service life. Full information can be found at the conference website.


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Civil Engineering Scholarships 06/07

In the 2006/2007 competition, nine Stage 1 students were awarded QUEST scholarships worth £2,000 pa and a further student received the Naylor Scholarship worth £1,500 pa for each of the 4 years enrolled on the MEng programme.

The scholarships were officially handed over at a ceremony held on Thursday 18 January 2007 at 12.30pm in the Canada Room, Lanyon Building, QUB

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Erasmus Application

Application forms for Erasmus 2008/09 are now available. The deadline for applications is Friday 29th February and can be submitted online to k.keaveney@qub.ac.uk or to the SPACE School Office by 5pm. If you have any queries contact Karen Keaveney (ext 6638).

There will be an informal information session on Erasmus in the Planning Studio, DKB03/010 at 1pm on Wednesday February 13th. The talk will be given by Third Year students who have just returned from a Semester abroad.

Before deciding on which University you want to apply for, you should research the relevant courses. It is also advisable that you look at the Queen’s International website in detail as it will be up to each individual student to ensure that the relevant paperwork is carried out: http://www.qub.ac.uk/ilo

Planning Host Universities:

Students in Planning take part in the Erasmus Programme in Semester 1 of Third Year.

Applications are made when students are in Second Year.

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

University of Stockholm, Sweden

Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Architecture Host Universities:

Students in Architecture are eligible to take part in the Erasmus Programme in Fifth Year.

Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Belgium

Hogeschool Voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Campus Brussel Sint-Lucas, Belgium

Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Architecture de Bretagne, France

Ecole D’Architecture Paris-Val-De Seine, France

Civil Engineering Host Universities:

Students in Civil Engineering usually take part in the Erasmus Programme in Third Year.

Applications are made when students are in Second Year.

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

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