Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton
Year 1 Civil Engineering
The first year civil engineering design project, Prototype, introduces design as a rigorous iterative process and requires the application of a range of core design skills. Students work in small groups to design and manufacture a prototype structure for a given site on campus. The structures respond to an action word (Ascend, Descend, Traverse, Lookout), they should be simple to install and take down, they must not damage the site, and they should demonstrate an innovative response realised through a documented design process.