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Civil Engineering / Arts (2013)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2013.


1. Overview

Course: Civil Engineering / Arts (2013)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2. Requirements

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the Handbook for the Bachelor of Engineering: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering/

To qualify for the award of a combined Civil Engineering/Arts degree a candidate must complete units of study to a total value of at least 240 credit points including:

(a) 144 credit points of CORE Civil units,

and

(b) at least 84 credit points of units of study given by the Faculty of Arts for the BE/BA, with at least 54 credit points at 2nd or 3rd year level, and the completion of an Arts major, as outlined in the handbook: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/

and

(c) 12 credit points Civil Engineering Elective units.

Civil Engineering Specialisation

Specialisation in the BE (Civil) degree is available to exceptional students who meet certain progress requirements

To satisfy the specialisation criteria students must complete at least 3 electives from the relevant specialisation listed below and undertake an Honours Thesis or Engineering Project in a related topic.

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

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

(iii) Geotechnical Engineering Specialisation: CIVL3411; CIVL5351; CIVL5452; CIVL5458; (CIVL5453 will replace CIVL5452 in 2015)

(iv) Construction Engineering and Management Specialisation: CIVL3805, CIVL4815, CIVL3813, CIVL4810 and CIVL4814

In order to satisfy the requirements for specialisation the candidate may need to complete more than 240 credit points.

Additional Electives

There are no general electives in this degree. The 12 cp of additional electives must be Civil elective subjects. Additional electives can be obtained from any of the Second Year, Third Year or Fourth Year Civil electives.

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

Other Notes

Students in the Honours program must enrol in CIVL4022 & CIVL4023; students in the Pass Program must enrol in CIVL4024 & CIVL4025.

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

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
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 PHYS1001: Physics 1 (Regular)
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts


Note: The Arts component of the combined Engineering/Arts degree requires a minimum of 84 credit points of Arts units of study, including at least 54 credit points at 2nd or 3rd year level, and the completion of an Arts major. Consult the Resolutions for the Combined Engineering/Arts degree in Faculty handbooks for further details. Faculty handbooks are available online at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering/

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
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
6 CIVL2110: Materials
Core
6 MATH2061: Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 GEOL1501: Engineering Geology 1
18 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2201: Structural Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2810: Engineering Construction and Surveying [no longer running]
12 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2230: Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design
Core
6 CIVL2410: Soil Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3010: Sustainable Systems Engineering
Core
6 CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL3812: Project Appraisal

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3206: Steel Structures 1
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Civil Engineering electives
Arts


Note: See "Requirements" for additional electives rules.
12 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

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


Note: ENGG4000 is the industry experience component of the civil engineering degree. Enrolment must be in either first semester or second semester of final year but the timing of the experience itself is flexible. Use of summer break is recommended.
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Civil Engineering electives
Arts


Note: See "Requirements" for additional electives rules.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

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
12 Select from Unit Block:
Arts

4. Pathways

BE(Civil) Construction management specialisation

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3805: Project Scope, Time and Cost Management
12 Select from CIVL3813: Contracts Formulation and Management
CIVL4810: Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE
CIVL4814: Project Procurement and Tendering
CIVL4815: Project Formulation


Note: Students may not take more than three of these.

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. Students may enrol in a maximum of 4 electives from the Constructions Engineering and Management stream.

BE(Civil) 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.

BE(Civil) 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.

BE(Civil) 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.

BE(Civil) 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 - Recommended Civil Engineering electives (Max CP: 12)

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
CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 6 Semester 1
CIVL3813 Contracts Formulation and Management 6 Semester 2
CIVL4810 Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE 6 Semester 2
CIVL4814 Project Procurement and Tendering 6 Semester 2
CIVL4815 Project Formulation 6 Semester 1
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
CIVL5453 Geotechnical Hazards 6 Semester 2
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

Block 2 - Arts (Min CP: 84,Max CP: 84)

Note: For the Bachelor of Arts component, students are required to complete a total of 84 credit points of units as listed in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study. http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/