To help you prepare for studying in the School of Civil Engineering, we have gathered together some resources which you may find interesting and informative. However, there is no pre-requisite reading that needs to be done.
There are excellent online resources that introduce many topics relevant to our courses available via:
- Why Buildings Stand Up: Why Buildings Stand Up (pdf)
- Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Buildings Fall Down (pdf)
- Introduction to Structural Mechanics worksheet and answers (pdf)
- Introduction to Levelling worksheet and answers (pdf)
- UCL’s Drawing Gym exercise programme is designed to help you improve your sketching and visualisation skills. Download our square (pdf), isometric (pdf), and oblique (pdf) A4 templates.
- Background Mathematics for Civil Engineers
The University of Leeds also offers many useful resources to help you transition to higher education learning.
- Engineering and Computing Outreach website
- STEM Outreach Junior Robot Fighting League
- STEM Outreach Engineering BTEC Masterclass Programme
- Educational Engagement Webinar Series
- Skills @ Library Academic skills
- Research and Study skills
- Live webinars for schools and colleges
The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme
The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is delighted to offer Year 13 students access, free of charge, to our Transition to University course designed especially to support students who have studied A level Mathematics and are progressing to an undergraduate degree course in mathematics, engineering, physics or a STEM related subject.
The course will help to consolidate some essential A level Mathematics skills and learn more about topics that will be encountered early in these university programmes. The course also includes suggested wider reading to explore these themes in greater depth.
The Transition to University course covers the following topics from A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics:
- Trigonometric identities
- Differential equations
- Complex numbers
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing
- Forces and friction