This course is a project-based one, designed to generate an investigative learning atmosphere. The project work is carried out year-long, engenders a sense of enquiry, research and verification in the student, and draws on the first two years of learning in the programme. The emphasis is on self-learning, creativity, understanding, communication skills, as well as on engineering analysis and problem solving. The projects are supervised by tutors from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Special permission may be sought to pursue a relevant engineering-based project in other Departments in the Faculty of Engineering.