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Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) (2012)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2012.


1. Overview

Course: Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) (2012)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2. Requirements

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

For the BE (Civil) degree students must take at least 18 elective credit points of study from the recommended Third Year level and 18 elective credit points from the recommended Fourth Year electives. The remaining 6 credit points can be obtained from any of the listed elective units or from units of study in other Faculties subject to approval from the Director of the Learning and Teaching; Civil Engineering.

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.

CIVL0011; CIVL0012; CIVL0013; CIVL0014; CIVL0015; CIVL0016; CIVL0017 AND CIVL0018 are available for international exchange study programs.

Choice of electives as shown in the above table will depend upon subject availability; timetabling and prerequisite conditions.

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

Geotechnical Engineering Stream: CIVL3411; CIVL5351; CIVL5452; CIVL5458

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 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
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
6 GEOL1501: Engineering Geology 1
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL2110: Materials
Core
6 CIVL2201: Structural Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL2810: Engineering Construction and Surveying [no longer running]
Core
6 MATH2061: Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus

Year 2 - 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:
Recommended Yr2
or other units.

Year 3 - 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 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL3206: Steel Structures 1
List
18 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Yr3
Geotechnical Electives

Year 4 - 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.
Core
6 CIVL4811: Engineering Design and Construction
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Yr4
Geotechnical Electives

Year 4 - 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:
Recommended Yr4
Geotechnical Electives

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.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Recommended Yr2 (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL2511 Research Techniques 6 Semester 2
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 6 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: Select one of these units or a free elective in Year 2, Semester 2. Approved free elective list: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/civil/current/undergraduate/electives.shtml#free

Block 2 - Recommended Yr3 (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
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

Block 3 - Recommended Yr4 (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3813 Contracts Formulation and Management 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
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5665 Advanced Water Resources Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5668 Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL5670 Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELECTIVE Free Electives 12  

Block 4 - Geotechnical Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5351 Geoenvironmental Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5452 Foundation Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1