Faculty of Engineering

Civil / Medical Science (2017)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2017.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Civil / Medical Science (2017)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► 108 credit points of Civil stream core units

Medical Science:

► 96 credit points of Medical Science units

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

(a) For all Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study (not including general electives) from the relevant Bachelor of Engineering Honours specialist stream table subject to any conditions specified in that table as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering

For the Bachelor of Engineering component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering single degree;

(b) Except where varied by other clauses in the course resolutions, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

(i) 36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;

(ii) 108cp from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;

(c) The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science

For the Bachelor of Medical Science component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken are listed in Table IV for the Bachelor of Medical Science from the Faculty of Science.

(b) The mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree will also satisfy the mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science component.

(c) Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units including:

(i) A minimum of 24 credit points from junior Science units of study, including:

- 12 credit points from Chemistry; and

- 12 credit points from BIOL1XXX

(ii) 48 credit points from intermediate Science units of study, comprising:

- 36 credit points of BMED240# units from Table IV (B) for the Bachelor of Medical Science; and

- MBLG2071/2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics; and

- MBLG2072/2972 Genetics and Genomics.

Note: changes to the Medical Science degree from 2019 require that alternative units replace some core Med Sci units.

- In place of the 36 cp of BMED240X units, take MEDS2001, MEDS2002, MEDS2003, MEDS2004 and MEDS2005 and one additional medical science elective.

- In place of MBLG2X71 and MBLG2X72 take GEGE2001 and BCMB2002.

(iii) A minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study selected from the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) Table.

Optional Science Major

The completion of a Science major through selection of appropriate Senior Science units is possible as part of the Engineering/Medical Science combined degree, but not required. Any student who satisfies the requirements of a Science major through the Science units taken as part of the combined degree shall have that major recorded on the Bachelor of Medical Science testamur at the completion of the degree.

The majors available in medical science discipline areas are Anatomy and Histology*, Applied Medical Science (Transitional Provision), Biochemistry*, Cell Pathology, Immunobiology*, Microbiology*, Molecular Biology and Genetics*, Neuroscience*, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology*, Physiology*

* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level

The requirements for completion of the above majors is set out in Table I of the Handbook http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/table1/table1_overview.shtml

Medical Science Honours

Honours in Medical Science requires the completion of one additional full time year of study. Admission and award requirements for Honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

To qualify for the award of the Honours degree, a student must complete 48 credit points of Honours units of study in one of the Honours subjects listed in the Bachelor of Medical Science Table IV (D).

Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Medical Science pass degree.

Engineering Honours Requirements

(a) an EWAM of at least 65 immediately prior to the semester in which a thesis unit of study is first attempted; and

(b) have an EIHWAM of at least 65 at the completion of the degree; and

(c) complete the requirements within a time limit of 5 years for a single Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree or complete the requirements within a time limit of 6 years for a combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degree.

Candidates who satisfy the requirements for the Engineering degree, but who have not satisfied each of Clauses (a), (b) and (c), will qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree (i.e. the PASS degree, awarded without Honours).

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit, subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Majors

A major requires:

(a) the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major;

(b) satisfying any additional requirements specified for the major, and listed with the table of units for the major;

(c) the completion of a thesis project that has been approved by the Head of School (or delegate) as relevant to the topic of the major.

Study Abroad

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester`s standard units.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1111.
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
6 Select from CIVL1900: Introduction to Civil Engineering
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.

Note: ENGG1111 may be replaced by ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering for approved students. MATH1001 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1901 and MATH1902.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1112.
3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics
6 Select from GEOL1501: Engineering Geology 1
3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics


Note: From 2018, this unit is not available to Civil stream students. Replacement unit is CIVL1802.

Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1903 and MATH1905.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BIOL1003: Human Biology
BIOL1006: Life and Evolution
6 Select from CIVL2110: Materials
6 Select from CIVL2201: Structural Mechanics
6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2
6 Select from BIOL1007: From Molecules to Ecosystems
6 Select from CIVL1810: Engineering Construction and Surveying
6 Select from CIVL2010: Environmental Engineering
6 Select from CIVL2812: Project Appraisal

Note: ENGG2111 may be replaced by ENGG2062 Engineering Project: Business Plan 2 Adv, with Faculty approval.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MATH2061: Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6 Select from CIVL2700: Transport Systems
6 Select from BMED2402: Nerve and Muscle
6 Select from BMED2401: Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences

Note: Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6 Select from CIVL2410: Soil Mechanics
6 Select from BMED2405: Gut and nutrient metabolism
6 Select from BMED2404: Microbes, Infection and Immunity

Note: Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MBLG2071: Molecular Biology and Genomics


Note: MBLG2971 may be substituted as the advanced unit

This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is BCMB2002 (offered in Semester 2).

BCMB2002 may be substituted for the advanced alternative BCMB2902.
2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3
6 Select from CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1
6 Select from CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics
6 Select from BMED2403: Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems

Note: ENGG3111 may be replaced by ENGG3062 Technology Education (Adv), with Faculty approval.

Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MBLG2072: Genetics and Genomics


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is GEGE2001 (offered in Semester 1).

GEGE2001 may be substituted for the advanced alternative GEGE2901.
6 Select from CIVL3811: Engineering Design and Construction
6 Select from CIVL3206: Steel Structures 1
6 Select from BMED2406: Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction

Note: Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
0 Select from ENGG4000: Practical Experience
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4
6 Select from CIVL4022: Thesis A
6 Select from CIVL4903: Civil Engineering Design
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science - Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science - Electives

Note: The Medical Science degree requires a minimum of 24 credit points from senior Science units of study.

ENGG4111 may be replaced by ENGG4064/4065 Advanced Engineering Design A/B, with Faculty approval.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science - Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science - Electives
6 Select from CIVL4023: Thesis B

Note: The Medical Science degree requires a minimum of 24 credit points from senior Science units of study.

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO2711 Aerospace Engineering Project 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
Int July
AERO3711 Aerospace Engineering Project 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
Int July
AERO4711 Aerospace Engineering Project 3 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
Int July
AMME4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4022 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4023 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4712 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4713 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG2062 Engineering Project: Business Plan 2 Adv 6 Semester 2
ENGG2111 Integrated Engineering 2 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
ENGG3062 Technology Education (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
ENGG3111 Integrated Engineering 3 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG4000 Practical Experience 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
Other
Int January
Int February
Int March
Int April
Int May
Int June
Int July
Int August
Int September
Int October
Int November
Int December
ENGG4064 Advanced Engineering Design A 6 Semester 2
Int July
ENGG4065 Advanced Engineering Design B 6 Semester 2
ENGG4111 Integrated Engineering 4 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced 3 Semester 2
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2

Note: Complete a minimum of 36cp including:

- ENGG4000 Practical Experience (0cp)

- Exactly 6cp from ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 (6cp) OR ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering 1A (6cp) (see note 1)

- At least 2cp from ENGG2xxx Integrated Engineering 2 (2cp) OR ENGG2062 Engineering Project Business Plan 2 Adv (6cp) (see note 1) OR AERO2711 Aerospace Engineering Project 1 (see note 1)

- At least 2cp from ENGG3xxx Integrated Engineering 3 (2cp) OR ENGG3062 Technology Education (Advanced) (6cp) (see note 1) OR AERO3711 Advanced Aerospace Project 2 (see note 1)

- At least 2cp from ENGG4xxx Integrated Engineering 4 (2cp) OR ENGG4064 Advanced Engineering Design A (6cp) (see note 1) OR ENGG4065 Advanced Engineering Design B (6cp) (see note 1) OR AERO4711 Advanced Aerospace Project 3 (see note 1)

- Exactly 12cp of MATH1xxxx units: MATH1001 Differential Calculus (3cp) AND MATH1002 Linear Algebra (3cp) AND MATH1003 Integral Calculus AND Modelling (3cp) MATH1005 Statistics (3cp)

- A minimum of 12cp of (see notes 2,3) from either AMME4111-4112 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CHNG4811-CHNG4812 hesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CIVL4022-4023 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR ELEC4712-4713 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR AMME4010 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project (24cp)

Note 1. The Advanced Engineering units are only available to students who have been accepted into the relevant year of the Advanced Engineering program.

Note 2. All Thesis A units are mutually prohibited (meaning that only one can be completed), and all Thesis B units have the associated Thesis A unit as a pre-requisite. Students may undertake only the Thesis units relevant to their stream.

Block 2 - Civil Core (Min CP: 108,Max CP: 108)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL1810 Engineering Construction and Surveying 6 Semester 2
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL2010 Environmental Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL2110 Materials 6 Semester 1
CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics 6 Semester 1
CIVL2410 Soil Mechanics 6 Semester 2
CIVL2611 Introductory Fluid Mechanics 6 Semester 2
CIVL2700 Transport Systems 6 Semester 1
CIVL2812 Project Appraisal 6 Semester 2
CIVL3205 Concrete Structures 1 6 Semester 1
CIVL3206 Steel Structures 1 6 Semester 2
CIVL3612 Fluid Mechanics 6 Semester 1
CIVL3811 Engineering Design and Construction 6 Semester 2
CIVL4903 Civil Engineering Design 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Summer Late
ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
Int January
GEOL1501 Engineering Geology 1 6 Semester 2
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus 6 Semester 1
Summer Main

Block 3 - Medical Science Core (Min CP: 72,Max CP: 72)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BIOL1001 Concepts in Biology 6 Semester 1
BIOL1002 Living Systems 6 Semester 2
BIOL1003 Human Biology 6 Semester 1
BIOL1006 Life and Evolution 6 Semester 1
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems 6 Semester 2
BIOL1902 Living Systems (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
BIOL1903 Human Biology (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
BMED2401 Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences 6 Semester 1
BMED2402 Nerve and Muscle 6 Semester 1
BMED2403 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 6 Semester 1
BMED2404 Microbes, Infection and Immunity 6 Semester 2
BMED2405 Gut and nutrient metabolism 6 Semester 2
BMED2406 Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction 6 Semester 2
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1102 Chemistry 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
MBLG1001 Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro) 6 Semester 2
MBLG1901 Molecular Biology and Genetics (Adv) 6 Semester 2
MBLG2071 Molecular Biology and Genomics 6 Semester 1
MBLG2072 Genetics and Genomics 6 Semester 2
MBLG2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 1
MBLG2972 Genetics and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: CHEM1101, CHEM1102, BIOL1007, MBLG2071, MBLG2072 and all BMED240# must be taken.

At least 6 Credit points of BIOL1#0# must be taken.

Advanced Science units (listed here) may be taken in place of the standard units, i.e. BIOL1903, BIOL1906, BIOL1907, CHEM1901, CHEM1902, MBLG2971, MBLG2972.

Block 5 - Medical Science - Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Note: Candidates are required to complete 24 credit points of Senior units of study from the subject areas of: Anatomy, Applied Medical Science, Biology (Genetics) (i.e. BIOL3018/3918, BIOL3026/3926), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology, Virology.

Of these, the majors available in medical science discipline areas are:

► Anatomy and Histology*

► Applied Medical Science (Transitional Provision)

► Biochemistry*

► Cell Pathology

► Immunobiology*

► Microbiology*

► Molecular Biology and Genetics*

► Neuroscience*

► Nutrition and Metabolism

► Pharmacology*

► Physiology*

* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level

The requirements for completion of the above majors is set out in Table I of the Handbook http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/table1/table1_overview.shtml