What is an Industrial Liaison Panel?

The prime purpose of an Industrial Liaison Panel (ILP) is to ensure that the content, delivery and practices of an academic course reflect industry-standard practices and keep up with developments in techniques, materials and equipment. Achieving that ensures that graduates are ready to 'hit the ground running' with confidence in their knowledge and ability - confidence that is justified and shared by their employer.

Within Civil Engineering at NTU we have a very close relationship with a huge number of employers, encompassing:

  • personal contacts of the teaching staff
  • placement providers (both year-long and summer)
  • graduate employers
  • former students working in the industry
  • guest lecturers
  • companies that provide case histories and project materials
  • site visits and activity days
  • prize sponsors.

About the NTU Civil Engineering ILP

Our new ILP is designed to ensure maximum involvement in our courses by the broadest possible civil engineering community while also providing detailed, focussed scrutiny on particular aspects when required. The ILP therefore has two parts to it:

  • An online feedback section open to all  companies and individuals in the industry who would care to be involved through these pages offering suggestions and raising queries. 
  • A small panel which will meet at the University once or twice a year to focus on and discuss particular aspects of industry need and course provision as required. The panel will also provide input from an industry perspective for particular events as they arise, such as course re-design, accreditations and validations. Membership will be for a fixed period (to be agreed with each company/individual), with additional members being invited as appropriate when specific expertise would be helpful to the panel’s discussions. Chair of the panel will be John Pike OBE, former member of NTU's Civil Engineering staff and former owner of Joynes Pike Associates (Consulting Engineers). Membership of this panel will be drawn from those who have registered their willingness to participate. 

For more details please visit the ILP Feedback and contributions page.

Please feel free to browse the ILP pages and contribute or express your interest via the appropriate sections.