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Civil Engineering / Project Management (2013)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2013.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Civil Engineering / Project Management (2013)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012

2. Requirements

For the combined BE(Civil)/BPM degree the candidate is required to complete 240 credit points comprising:

(a) 138 credit points of CORE Civil units, with

(b) 6 credit points of Civil Elective (see Note 1),

and

(c) 66 credit points of CORE Project Management units,

and

(d) 18 credit points of Project Management electives (see Note 2),

and

(e) 12 credit points of additional electives (See "Additional Electives" below).

Note 1: Civil Engineering normally has 144 credit points of core units but the unit CIVL3812 Project Appraisal does not count for credit in the combined BE(Civil)/BPM degree. Therefore the candidate must choose another Civil elective to take its place to make up the required 144 credit points Civil core units. Please note that because of similaraties with BPM units, the following Civil electives do not count for credit in the combined BE(Civil)/BPM degree: CIVL3805, CIVL4815, CIVL3813, CIVL4810 and CIVL4814.

Note 2: Currently the Project Management degree has only 3 available elective units to fill the 3 elective slots, so in effect all the PM electives are compulsory. However this will change when more electives become available.

Civil Engineering Specialisation

Enrolment in a specialisation in the BE (Civil) degree is available to exceptional students who meet certain requirements.

To gain the specialisation award students must first enrol in the stream and then complete at least 3 electives from the relevant specialiastion listed below and undertake an Honours Thesis or Engineering Project in a related topic. (Note that the Construction Engineering and Management Specialisation is not available in the combined BE/BPM degree.)

(i) Structural Engineering Specialisation: CIVL3235; CIVL5266; CIVL5269; CIVL5458

(ii) Environmental Specialisation: CIVL3614; CIVL5351; CIVL5668; CIVL5670

(iii) Geotechnical Engineering Specialisation: CIVL3411; CIVL5351; CIVL5452; CIVL5458

In order to satisfy the requirements for specialisation the candidate may need to complete more than 240 credit points. Decisions on whether or not to proceed with a specialisation may be left until second or third year as the required electives are usually taken in the last two years of the degree.

Additional Electives

Candidates must complete 12 credit points of any additional elective units of study within Civil Engineering or Project Management. There are no "Free Electives" available in this degree.

Choice of electives will depend upon subject availability; timetabling and prerequisite conditions.

Engineering Final Year

Students in the Engineering Honours program must enrol in CIVL4022 & CIVL4023, students in the Pass Program must enrol in CIVL4023 & CIVL4024.

With special permission from the Director of the Learning and Teaching; Civil Engineering; it is possible to take Thesis or Project A in Semester 2 and Thesis or Project B in Semester 1.

Faculty Resolutions

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

Most Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level units of study subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines
Core
6 ENGG1850: Introduction to Project Management
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 PHYS1001: Physics 1 (Regular)

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
6 ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
Core
6 PSYC1002: Psychology 1002

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
6 CIVL2201: Structural Mechanics
Core
6 ENGG2850: Project Cost and Finance
Core
6 MATH2061: Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BUSS1040: Economics for Business Decision Making
Core
6 GEOL1501: Engineering Geology 1
Core
6 CIVL2230: Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design
Core
6 ENGG2852: Project Based Organisational Behaviour

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2110: Materials
Core
6 CIVL2810: Engineering Construction and Surveying [no longer running]
Core
6 ENGG2851: Project Analytics
Core
6 CIVL3010: Sustainable Systems Engineering

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2410: Soil Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 ENGG2855: Project Acceptance
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
PM Electives
Civil 2nd and 3rd Year Electives
Civil 3rd and 4th Year electives


Note: Refer to the Requirements for which elective units must be completed.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 ENGG3853: Project Risk Management: Tools & Techniques
Core
6 PMGT3858: Adapting to Project Context

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3206: Steel Structures 1
Core
6 ENGG3854: Legal Aspects of Projects
Core
6 PMGT3855: Project Variance Analysis
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
PM Electives
Civil 2nd and 3rd Year Electives
Civil 3rd and 4th Year electives


Note: Refer to the Requirements for which elective units must be completed.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL4024: Engineering Project A


Note: Students with ISWAM of 65% or greater are eligible for Honours pathway and can replace CIVL4024 with CIVL4022. School permission is required.
Core
6 CIVL4811: Engineering Design and Construction
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
PM Electives
Civil 2nd and 3rd Year Electives
Civil 3rd and 4th Year electives


Note: Refer to the Requirements for which elective units must be completed.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL4025: Engineering Project B


Note: Students with ISWAM of 65% or greater are eligible for Honours pathway and can replace CIVL4025 with CIVL4023.
Core
6 CIVL4903: Civil Engineering Design
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
PM Electives
Civil 2nd and 3rd Year Electives
Civil 3rd and 4th Year electives


Note: Refer to the Requirements for which elective units must be completed.

4. Pathways

1. Honours Thesis

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL4022: Thesis A
Core
6 CIVL4023: Thesis B

Note: Students with ISWAM of 65% or greater are eligible for Honours pathway and can replace Engineering Project units CIVL4024 and COVL4025 with Honours Thesis units CIVL4022 and CIVL4023.

3. Environmental engineering specialisation

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3614: Hydrology
12 Select from CIVL5351: Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIVL5668: Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design
CIVL5670: Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering

Note: To meet specialisation requirements students must enrol in at least 3 electives from the relevant stream and undertake an Honours Thesis or Engineering Project in a related topic.

4. Geotechnical engineering specialisation

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3411: Geotechnical Engineering
12 Select from CIVL5351: Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIVL5452: Foundation Engineering
CIVL5458: Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Note: To meet specialisation requirements students must enrol in at least 3 electives from the relevant stream and undertake an Honours Thesis or Engineering Project in a related topic.

5. Structural engineering specialisation

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3235: Structural Analysis
12 Select from CIVL5266: Steel Structures - Stability
CIVL5269: Advanced Concrete Structures
CIVL5458: Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Note: To meet specialisation requirements students must enrol in at least 3 electives from the relevant stream and undertake an Honours Thesis or Engineering Project in a related topic.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - PM Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
PMGT2854 Executing Projects 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT3856 Sustainability & Knowledge Management 6 Semester 1
PMGT3857 International Project Management 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Civil 2nd and 3rd Year Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL2511 Research Techniques 6 Semester 2
CIVL3235 Structural Analysis 6 Semester 2
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL3614 Hydrology 6 Semester 2
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 6 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: Note: any non-core CIVL3* unit can be taken as a third year elective.

Block 3 - Civil 3rd and 4th Year electives

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3235 Structural Analysis 6 Semester 2
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL3614 Hydrology 6 Semester 2
CIVL5266 Steel Structures - Stability 6 Semester 1
CIVL5269 Advanced Concrete Structures 6 Semester 2
CIVL5351 Geoenvironmental Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5452 Foundation Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5668 Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL5670 Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering 6 Semester 1