# Civil Engineering stream

## Unit of study table

This page was first published on 15 November 2023 and was last amended on 4 April 2024.
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#### Civil Engineering stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 120 credit points from the Civil Stream table comprising:
(a) 90 credit points of Civil Stream Core units
(b) 30 credit points of Civil Stream Elective units
Students in the combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Design Architecture complete 96 credit points from the Civil Stream table comprising:
(a) 90 credit points of Civil Stream Core units
(b) 6 credit points of Civil Stream Elective units
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

#### Stream Core units

CIVL1802
Statics
6 A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N ENGG1802 OR AMME1802
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 (MATH1021 and MATH1002) or MATH1061 are sufficient for non-statistical maths preparation
N CIVL2810
CIVL1110
Materials
6 A CIVL1802 (or equivalent)
N AMME1362 or CIVL2110
CIVL1022
Geological Hazards
6 N GEOL1501 or CIVL9022
CIVL2010
Environmental Engineering
6 A (MATH1023 or MATH1062) AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Strong calculus knowledge from 1000 level MATH, as well as the ability to program.
N CIVL3010
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
CIVL2410
Soil Mechanics
6 A CIVL2201 AND (CIVL1022 OR 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
CIVL2611
Introductory Fluid Mechanics
6 A CIVL2201 AND (CIVL1802 or ENGG1802) AND (MATH1061 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
CIVL2700
Transport Systems
6 A (MATH1021 and MATH1002 and MATH1005) or (MATH1061 and MATH1062) AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming
MATH2061
Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
6 P [(MATH1061 or MATH1961 or MATH1971) and (MATH1062 or MATH1962 or MATH1972)] or ([MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1021 or MATH1001 or MATH1011] and [MATH1902 or MATH1002 or MATH1014] and [MATH1013 or MATH1023 or MATH1003 or MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 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.
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)
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.
CIVL3612
Fluid Mechanics
6 A CIVL2611
P CIVL2611
CIVL3811
Engineering Design and Construction
6 P CIVL1810 or CIVL2810
N CIVL4811
CIVL4903
Civil Engineering Design
6 A CIVL2410 AND CIVL3612 AND (CIVL4811 OR CIVL3811)
P CIVL3205 or CIVL3206 or CIVL3811
##### 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
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.

#### Stream Elective units

CIVL2812
Project Appraisal
6 A MATH1005 or MATH1062
N CIVL3812
CIVL3235
Structural Analysis
6 A CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900) AND MATH2061
CIVL3310
Humanitarian Engineering
6
CIVL3411
Geotechnical Engineering
6 A CIVL2410
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
CIVL3614
Hydrology
6 A (ENGG1802 OR CIVL1802) AND CIVL3612 AND MATH2061
P CIVL2611 and CIVL3612
The unit of study builds on the theory and concepts learnt in CIVL2611 Introductory Fluid Mechanics and CIVL3612 Fluid Mechanics.
CIVL3704
Transport Informatics
6 A (MATH1005 or MATH1062) AND CIVL2700. Understanding of statistical inference. Familiarity with the urban transport network and basic concepts in transport studies
CIVL3705
Transport Design
6 A CIVL2700
N CIVL9705
CIVL4203
Major Industrial Project
24 P [36 credits of 3000 level units of study] and WAM >= 70
N CIVL4022 or CIVL4023 or ENGG4000
For students whose degree includes ENGG4000, CIVL4203 counts in place of this unit. Students whose degree includes the Professional Engagement Program must enrol in all PEP units. CIVL4203 will count toward the Engineering Work requirement.
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
CIVL5269
6 P CIVL3205 OR CIVL9205
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
CIVL5277
Structural Rehabilitation and Timber Design
6 A (CIVL2201 AND CIVL3205 AND CIVL3206) OR (CIVL9201 AND CIVL9205 AND CIVL9206)
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6 A CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work
6
CIVL5351
Geoenvironmental Engineering
6
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
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)
CIVL5458
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
6
CIVL5460
Particle Mechanics for Geotechnics
6

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)
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

CIVL5535

6 A CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus
CIVL5668
Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design
6
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6 A (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061
CIVL5701
Transport Networks
6 A CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700
CIVL5702
Traffic Engineering
6 A (CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700) AND (MATH1021 and MATH1023 and MATH1005) OR (MATH1061 and MATH1062) AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming
CIVL5703
Transport Policy, Planning and Deployment
6 A CIVL2700
N CIVL3703 OR CIVL9703
CIVL5704
Transport Analytics
6 A CIVL3704 OR CIVL9704
CIVL5999
6 A (CIVL2201 or CIVL9201) and (CIVL2611 or CIVL9611) and (CIVL2410 or CIVL9410)
CIVL3806
Scheduling
6 P 30 cp of any 2000 level units of study
N PMGT3623
CIVL4812
Legal Aspects of Projects
6 C CIVL4816
N ENGG3854 or PMGT3854
CIVL4816
Project Conflict Management
6 P CIVL2812
N PMGT2821
CIVL4817
6 P CIVL2812
N PMGT3858
CIVL4818
Sustainability and Knowledge Management
6 N PMGT3856
CIVL4819
Project Acceptance
6 N ENGG2855 or PMGT2855

### Post-publication amendments

##### Post-publication amendment
12/12/2023 Prerequisites (P) for CIVL3614 published as:
P CIVL2611
Prerequisites (P) for CIVL3614 amended to:
P CIVL2611 and CIVL3612
8/02/2024 Prerequisites (P) for MATH2061 published as:
P (MATH1X21 or MATH1011 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
Prerequisites (P) for MATH2061 amended to:
P [(MATH1061 or MATH1961 or MATH1971) and (MATH1062 or
MATH1962 or MATH1972)] or ([MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or
MATH1021 or MATH1001 or MATH1011] and [MATH1902 or MATH1002 or MATH1014] and
[MATH1013 or MATH1023 or MATH1003 or MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 or
MATH1907])
4/04/2024 Prerequisites for CIVL5320 published as:
P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Prerequisites for CIVL5320 removed.
4/04/2024 Assumed knowledge missing for CIVL5320. Assumed knowledge for CIVL5320 added:
A CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310