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Unit of Study Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Civil Engineering Stream Table

Civil Engineering Stream Core units

Complete all 108 credit points of the following units of study:
Engineering Construction and Surveying
6    A CIVL1900. Some statistical awareness is an advantage and co-enrolment in MATH1005 Statistics is advised. HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or completion of MATH1001 and MATH1002 are sufficient for non-statistical maths preparation
N CIVL2810

In recent years - the course has included a 1.5 day camp at Webbs Creek (about 80km from Sydney). The camp is located in a bushland setting. It aims to provide valuable practice in practical field survey and has a secondary aim of providing a basis for social gathering (this aspect being requested in student feedback over recent years)
Semester 2
Introduction to Civil Engineering
6    N ENGG1800 OR CHNG1108 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR AMME1960 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
Environmental Engineering
6    A ENGG1803 OR ENGG1111
N CIVL3010
Semester 2
6      Semester 1
Structural Mechanics
6    A From ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, students should be competent in the following areas. 1. The concept of force and momentum equilibrium in two and three dimensions. 2. Drawing free body diagrams. 3. Establishing and solving the equations of equilibrium from the FBD. 4. Setting out solutions logically, clearly and neatly. Students should be competent incertain mathematical skills. 1. Solving algebraic equations. 2. Differentiation and integration (including double integrals). 3. Drawing graphs of polynomials (especially) and other mathematical function. 4. Trigonometry.
P ENGG1802
N AMME2301
Semester 1
Soil Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 AND GEOL1501 AND ENGG1801. An understanding of simple statics, equilibrium, forces and bending moments, and of stress and strain and the relationship between them. This is covered by University of Sydney courses ENGG 1802 Engineering Mechanics, CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics. Familiarity with the use of spreadsheets (Excel, Mathcad) to obtain solutions to engineering problems, and with the graphical presentation of this data. Familiarity with word processing packages for report presentation. Familiarity with partial differential equations, and their analytical and numerical solution.
Semester 2
Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 AND ENGG1802 AND MATH1001. Students are expected to have a strong understanding of fundamental physics, statics, equilibrium, forces, and dimensional analysis. Familiarity with simple calculus, partial differential equations, and the analytical and numerical solutions.
Semester 2
Transport Systems
6    A MATH1001 AND MATH1003 AND MATH1005 AND ENGG1801. Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming.
Semester 1
Project Appraisal
6    A MATH1005
N ENGG2850 OR CIVL3812
Semester 2
Concrete Structures 1
6    A CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900). Basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatability of strains; stress-strain relationships; equilibrium; flexure, shear and torsion; statically determinate load effects (reactions, bending moments, shear forces); elastic beam theory (strains, stresses and beam deflections).
Semester 1
Steel Structures 1
6    A CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND (CIVL2230 or CIVL1900)

It is assumed that students are competent in the following areas: the methods of load transfer in structures - tension, compression, bending, shear, torsion, and bearing; an appreciation of stress and strain, and being able to determine stresses and strains in simple sections under axial force, bending moments, shear and torsion; calculating and understanding the physical significance of geometric section properties - centroid, Ix, Iy, Zx, Zy, Sx, Sy, rx, ry, J, Ag; knowledge of the basic elastic-plastic material properties of steel, E, G, fy, fu; and knowledge of loading of structures. A special "assumed knowledge" lecture will be given in Week 1 to refresh the knowledge of students.
Semester 2
Fluid Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 AND CIVL2611 AND ENGG1802 AND MATH2061. This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL2611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understood.
Semester 1
Civil Engineering Design
6    A CIVL2410, CIVL3612, (CIVL4811 OR CIVL3811)
P CIVL3205 and CIVL3206
Semester 2
Engineering Computing
6      Semester 1
Summer Late
Engineering Mechanics
6      Intensive January
Semester 2
Summer Main
Engineering Geology 1
6    N GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903
Semester 2
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2001 or MATH2901 or MATH2002 or MATH2902 or MATH2961 or MATH2067
Semester 1
Summer Main
The following core unit will be available from 2018:
CIVL3811 Engineering Design and Construction
Candidates enrolled in the combined Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Design in Architecture are exempt from CIVL2010 and CIVL2700 and must instead enrol in the following units:
Structural Analysis
6    A CIVL2110, (CIVL2230 or CIVL1900) AND MATH2061
Semester 2
Architectural to Structural Design
6    P CIVL3235 AND BDES3023

This unit is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Design in Architecture combined degree.
Semester 2

Civil Engineering Stream Specialist units

Breadth units
Complete a minimum of 18 credit points from the following units of study:
Structural Analysis
6    A CIVL2110, (CIVL2230 or CIVL1900) AND MATH2061
Semester 2
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 2
Geotechnical Engineering
6    A CIVL2410
Semester 2
6    A ENGG1802 AND CIVL3612 AND MATH2061
P CIVL2611

The unit of study builds on the theory and concepts learnt in CIVL2611 Introductory Fluid Mechanics and CIVL3612 Fluid Mechanics.
Semester 2
Project Scope, Time and Cost Management
6    A CIVL2810 or CIVL1810
N QBUS2350, ENGG1850
Semester 2
CIVL3703 Traffic Engineering will be available from 2018
Depth units
Complete a minimum of 18 credit points from the following units of study:
Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE
6    A CIVL3805. Students are expected to have understood and applied basic tools for project scope, cost and time management for projects as taught in (CIVL3805)or equivalent courses.
Semester 2
Contracts Formulation and Management
6    A CIVL3805. Students are expected to have grasped the concepts of basic legal and management principles and the understanding of construction and engineering terminologies. As there is no any prerequisite courses for this UoS, without prior knowledge student can perform exceptionally well with regular attendance and participation in course activities.
N CIVL3813 OR ENGG3854
Semester 2
Project Procurement and Tendering
6    A CIVL3805
Semester 2
Project Formulation
6    P CIVL3805 AND (CIVL3812 OR CIVL2812)
Semester 1
Steel Structures - Stability
6    A There are no prerequisites for this unit of study but it is assumed that students are competent in the content covered in Structural Mechanics, Steel Structures, and Structural Analysis.
Semester 1
Advanced Concrete Structures
6    P CIVL3205 OR CIVL5507 OR CIVL9205
Semester 2
Global Engineering Field Work
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Geoenvironmental Engineering
6      Semester 1
Geotechnical Hazards
6    A (CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411) OR (CIVL9410 AND CIVL9411). Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics, which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement, water flow, soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models, stability analyses; slope stability; retaining walls; foundation capacity).
Semester 2
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
6      Semester 1
Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design
6      Semester 1
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6    A CIVL3612 and MATH2061.
Semester 1
General electives
Complete a minimum of zero and a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Engineering Honours General Electives table

For a standard enrolment plan for Civil Engineering visit CUSP (