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Academia. Civil Engineering at RMCS
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The Royal Military College of Science is a Ministry of Defence Establishment whose academic and research functions have been carried out on site by Cranfield University since 1984. The civil engineering activities are the responsibility of the Civil Engineering Group which forms part of the School of Mechanical, Materials & Civil Engineering.

G.C. Mays

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