# Civil Engineering

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

## Civil Engineering Stream Combined Degrees

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component in the combined degree, students must complete the following:
(a) 42 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, consisting of:
(i) 18 credit points of Engineering Foundation units
(ii) 24 credit points of Project units
(iii) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program
(b) 102 credit points from the Civil Engineering Stream table, consisting of:
(i) 96 credit points of Stream Core units
(ii) 6 credit points of Stream Elective units

#### Stream Core units

CIVL1110
Materials
6    A CIVL1802 (or equivalent)
N AMME1362 or CIVL2110
Intensive February
Semester 2
CIVL1802
Statics
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N ENGG1802 OR AMME1802
Intensive July
Semester 1
CIVL1810
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 or MATH1021) and MATH1002 are sufficient for non-statistical maths preparation
N CIVL2810
Semester 2
CIVL2010
Environmental Engineering
6    A MATH1023 AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Strong calculus knowledge from 1000 level MATH, as well as the ability to program. Basic understanding of structural mechanics (CIVL2201) is also an advantage
N CIVL3010
Semester 2
CIVL2201
Structural Mechanics
6    A From (CIVL1802 or AMME1802 or ENGG1802); 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 in certain 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 CIVL1802 OR AMME1802 OR ENGG1802
N AMME2301
Semester 1
CIVL2410
Soil Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 AND GEOL1501 AND (CIVL1802 or ENGG1802). 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 CIVL1802 Statics (or ENGG1802 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
CIVL2611
Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6    A CIVL2201 AND (CIVL1802 or ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021). 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
CIVL2700
Transport Systems
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming
Semester 1
CIVL2812
Project Appraisal
6    A MATH1005
N CIVL3812
Semester 2
CIVL3205
Concrete Structures 1
6    A (CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) AND CIVL2201 AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900). Basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatibility 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
CIVL3206
Steel Structures 1
6    A (CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) 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
CIVL3612
Fluid Mechanics
6    A CIVL2611
Semester 1
CIVL3811
Engineering Design and Construction
6    P CIVL1810 or CIVL2810
N CIVL4811
Semester 2
CIVL4903
Civil Engineering Design
6    A CIVL2410 AND CIVL3612 AND (CIVL4811 OR CIVL3811)
P CIVL3205 or CIVL3206 or CIVL3811
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL1501
Engineering Geology 1
6    N GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903
Semester 2
MATH2061
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6    P (MATH1X21 or MATH1011 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
N MATH2961 or MATH2067 or MATH2021 or MATH2921 or MATH2022 or MATH2922

This unit of study is only available to Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies students.
Intensive January
Semester 1
##### Exemptions
Students enrolled in the combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Design in Architecture are exempt from CIVL2010 and CIVL2700. Those students must instead enrol in the following units:
CIVL3235
Structural Analysis
6    A CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900) AND MATH2061
Semester 2
CIVL4860
Architectural to Structural Design
6    P (CIVL3235 or CIVL3811) and BDES3026

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

#### Stream Elective units

CIVL3235
Structural Analysis
6    A CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900) AND MATH2061
Semester 2
CIVL3310
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 1
CIVL3411
Geotechnical Engineering
6    A CIVL2410
Semester 2
CIVL3511
Basics of Integrated Building Engineering
6    A CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
Semester 1
CIVL3614
Hydrology
6    A (ENGG1802 OR CIVL1802) 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
CIVL3704
Transport Informatics
6    A MATH1005 AND CIVL2700. Understanding of statistical inference. Familiarity with the urban transport network and basic concepts in transport studies
Semester 1
CIVL3805
Project Scope, Time and Cost Management
6    A CIVL2810 or CIVL1810
N ENGG1865 OR QBUS2350
Semester 1
CIVL4810
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
N ENGG3853
Semester 2
CIVL4813
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 are 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
CIVL4814
Project Procurement and Tendering
6    A CIVL3805
Semester 2
CIVL4815
Project Formulation
6    A CIVL3805. Students are expected to have grasped the concepts of basic financial and economic analysis and to have understood and applied basic tools for project management
Semester 1
CIVL5266
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
CIVL5269
6    P CIVL3205 OR CIVL9205
Semester 2
CIVL5276
Bridge Engineering
6    A (CIVL2201 and CIVL3205 and CIVL3206) or (CIVL9201 and CIVL9205 and CIVL9206). Students who have not completed Concrete Structures (CIVL3205 or CIVL9205) will be very disadvantaged and should not attempt this unit
Semester 2
CIVL5277
Structural Rehabilitation and Timber Design
6    A (CIVL2201 AND CIVL3205 AND CIVL3206) OR (CIVL9201 AND CIVL9205 AND CIVL9206)
Semester 2
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
CIVL5351
Geoenvironmental Engineering
6      Semester 2
CIVL5452
Foundation Engineering
6    A [CIVL2410 OR CIVL9410] AND [CIVL3411 OR 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)
N CIVL6452
Semester 1
CIVL5453
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
CIVL5458
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
6      Semester 1
CIVL5460
Particle Mechanics for Geotechnics
6      Semester 1
CIVL5531
6    A CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus and (CIVL3511 Introduction to Integrated Building Engineering or CIVL9511 Introduction to Integrated Building Engineering)
Semester 1
CIVL5533
Energy-efficient Building Systems
6    A CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
Semester 2
CIVL5535
6    A CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
Semester 2
CIVL5668
Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design
6      Semester 1
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6    A (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061
Semester 1
CIVL5701
Transport Networks
6    A CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700
Semester 2
CIVL5702
Traffic Engineering
6    A (CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming
Semester 1
CIVL5703
Transport Policy, Planning and Deployment
6    A CIVL2700
N CIVL3703 OR CIVL9703
Semester 1
CIVL5704
Transport Analytics
6    A CIVL3704 OR CIVL9704
Semester 2
CIVL5999