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CIVL5999: Advanced Research and Analysis

2024 unit information

This unit requires students to use a number of advanced experimental tools and techniques which they learn through project-based learning as well as a structured theoretical lecture program. It will be very useful as co-requisite study for students engaged in an experimental honours thesis topic. It also covers issues of basic electronic circuitry and signal processing, various analysis techniques using both simple and advanced statistics, and advanced data processing methods such as PIV and Fourier filtering. It will also prepare students for further research in industry or academia.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Civil Engineering

Code CIVL5999
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(CIVL2201 or CIVL9201) and (CIVL2611 or CIVL9611) and (CIVL2410 or CIVL9410)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. communicate effectively to an engineering audience, through report writing and oral presentations
  • LO2. plan, conduct and interpret experiments
  • LO3. design a strategy for completion of the project
  • LO4. understand the fundamentals of electric circuits and electronics and of their importance to measurement
  • LO5. understand the importance of measurement in civil engineering and the criteria for appropriate and valid measurements
  • LO6. understand various analysis techniques and tools
  • LO7. understand signal conditioning, error analysis, statistical analysis
  • LO8. demonstrate familiarity with methods and application of measurement
  • LO9. demonstrate proficiency with common modern instruments used for data acquisition such as accelerometers, strain gauges, load cells, stand pipes, LVDTs, piezometers, velocimetry, proving rings, and others
  • LO10. collect qualitative data via surveys and/or interview and analyse them.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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