Tom Craven, Course Director

Tom Craven

Course Director

Tom is the Course Director for all undergraduate Civil Engineering courses at the University. Tom has been with the University since 2007, delivering lectures across many modules. Tom now specialises as a civil engineering management lecturer.

Before commencing his PhD studies at the University, Tom worked in the Civil Engineering Industry for several years as a Civil Engineer in infrastructure. His main specialism was the advanced analysis and design of drainage systems, with specific regard to sustainability. as part of his work, he completed the detailed drainage design of 10 Leeds Secondary Schools, when they were rebuilt in the mid-2000s.

Tom is now the Course Director or all undergraduate Civil Engineering courses at the University, including the HND, BSc, BEng and Degree Apprenticeships. He specialises as a lecturer in the area of civil engineering management and also specialise in the use of IT software for management and decision making. During his time at the University, since 2007, he has significantly contributed to the delivery and refinement of many topics areas including geotechnics, management, mathematics, IT and project modules. He has led the process of internal validation and external accreditation of many of our courses with our PSRB. This has kept many of our courses professionally recognised and with the assistance of engagement with industry, kept the courses relevant and contemporary.

Current Teaching

  • HND Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
  • MSc Civil Engineering

Research Interests

Tom specialises in the area of novel water treatment techniques in shallow wells for developing countries using seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree. This is specifically in the region of Malawi, upon which his PhD study was based.
Tom Craven, Course Director

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