Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Civil Engineering

Stage II

CIVIL 200
15 Points

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

The basic concepts and principles governing the mechanical behaviour of soil. Engineering geology, site investigation and soil classification. The principle of effective stress, permeability and seepage, and soil shear strength.

Restriction: CIVIL 220, 221

CIVIL 201
10 Points

Land Information Systems

Aspects of elementary engineering surveying as used for gathering site information for the design and setting out of works. Land information systems, modern methods of gathering, processing and presenting information for engineering purposes.

CIVIL 202
15 Points

Fluid Mechanics and Pipe Flow

Fluid properties and definitions, hydrostatics and stability of floating bodies. Fluid flow, energy, continuity and momentum relationships. Dimensional analysis and similarity. Pipe flow: Fluid resistance, friction factor, steady-state pipe flow, simple pipe systems and pipe network analysis, water hammer.

Restriction: CIVIL 230, 331

CIVIL 203
15 Points

Transport Design and Geomatics

Introduction to Transportation Engineering (mobility for people and goods, sea, land and air transportation systems). Design and construction of longitudinal infrastructure (plans, longitudinal sections and cross sections, earthworks, quantities, mass haul). Transport geometric design (horizontal, vertical and cross sectional design). Geomatic surveying systems (levelling, theodolites, GPS, drones, digital topographical survey systems and remote sensing).

Restriction: CIVIL 201, 360

CIVIL 210
15 Points

Introduction to Structures

Structural forms and systems. Analysis of determinate systems, elasticity. Engineering beam theory, elasticity, failure theories. Introduction to structural design.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 121 or 150

Restriction: ENVENG 210

CIVIL 211
10 Points

Structures and Design 1

Introduction to structural design – philosophy, loads, codes; design of simple structural elements in various materials.

CIVIL 220
10 Points

Introductory Engineering Geology

Principles of physical and structural geology. Elementary stratigraphy. Applied geomorphology. Geologic surveying and mapping. Elementary seismology; microzoning and seismotectonic hazard evaluation. Engineering properties, description and identification of geologic materials. General applications of geology to engineering.

CIVIL 221
10 Points

Geomechanics 1

The basic concepts and principles governing the mechanical behaviour of soil, including phase relationships, permeability and seepage, the principle of effective stress, soil strength, compressibility and basic stability analysis.

CIVIL 230
10 Points

Fluid Mechanics 1

Fluid properties and definitions. Hydrostatics and stability of floating bodies. Fluid flow, energy and continuity relationships. Viscosity. Force and momentum relationship. Dimensional analysis and similarity. Introduction to turbomachinery.

CIVIL 250
10 Points

Civil Engineering Materials and Design

Properties and manufacturing of concrete, steel and timber structural products. Design principles and examples for concrete, steel and timber members.

Stage III

CIVIL 300
15 Points

Geotechnical Engineering

Compaction, settlement and rate of consolidation. Stability analysis in geotechnical engineering, including slope stability, earth pressures on retaining structures and bearing capacity of shallow foundations.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 200

Restriction: CIVIL 322

CIVIL 301
15 Points

Foundation Engineering

Design of foundations, both shallow and pile, for buildings and other structures. Assessment of foundation ultimate capacity and working load settlement. Site investigation methods, with particular emphasis on the use of penetrometer tests to estimate soil parameter values. Current foundation construction methods.Design of embedded retaining walls. Special aspects of house foundation design and construction. Observed foundation performance.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 300, and STRCTENG 300 or 301 or 304

Restriction: CIVIL 721

CIVIL 302
15 Points

Hydrology and Open Channel Flow

Engineering hydrology: Hydrologic processes, analysis of rainfall-runoff relationships, statistical analysis of hydrological data, groundwater flow. Open channel flow: energy and momentum, uniform flow and flow resistance, critical flow, specific energy and flow force, backwater analysis, channel transitions.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 202

Restriction: CIVIL 331, ENVENG 333

CIVIL 303
15 Points

Transport Operations and Pavements

Traffic engineering, transportation planning and road pavement design. Topics include the main transport planning and traffic design techniques, criteria and fundamentals used in transportation engineering practice, traffic studies, public transport and active modes and transport modelling (micro and macro simulation). Additionally, pavement design, surfacings, traffic loading, mechanistic approaches and rehabilitation of road pavements are included.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 203

Restriction: CIVIL 360, 361

CIVIL 304
15 Points

Climate Adaptation Design

Fundamental understanding of the impact of climate change on horizontal infrastructure and the adaptation design and strategies to respond to these changes. Topic areas include the impact of climate on infrastructure, vulnerability studies and adaptation design and management techniques. Studies in knowledge areas of design, management and resilience of transport (roads, ports and wharves), water provision, stormwater and wastewater systems.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 203

Corequisite: CIVIL 303

Restriction: CIVIL 360, 759

CIVIL 305
15 Points

Construction Informatics

The application of digital and automation technologies (such as building information modelling, virtual reality/augmented reality, internet of things, laser scanning, drones, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics) in civil engineering and management.

CIVIL 312
15 Points

Structures and Design 2

Structural analysis of indeterminate structures. Moment-area method for deformations. Loading actions as per NZS 1170 and load collation. Design of structural members in timber portal frames.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 211

CIVIL 313
15 Points

Structures and Design 3

Design of structures in reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and structural steel. Computer analysis of structures; use of a commercial analysis program. Design project.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 211

CIVIL 314
10 Points

Structural Dynamics

Dynamics of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Ground motion, response spectra, time-history and spectral modal analysis; introduction to seismic design.

CIVIL 322
10 Points

Geomechanics 2

Stability analysis in geotechnical engineering; slope stability, soil pressures on retaining structures, bearing capacity. Consolidation and settlement.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 221

CIVIL 324
10 Points

Geomechanics 3

Shear strength of soil – triaxial testing, measurement of pore water pressures, and interpretation of test data. Effective and total stress paths for drained and undrained loading in laboratory tests and field applications. Consolidation. Application of elastic solutions in geomechanics. Geotechnical numerical modelling.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 322 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 420, 728

CIVIL 331
10 Points

Hydraulic Engineering

Pipe flow – fluid resistance, friction factor, simple pipe flow and minor losses, steady-state pipe flow and pipe networks. Open channel flow – energy and momentum, uniform flow and flow resistance, critical flow, specific energy and flow force, backwater analysis, channel transitions.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 230 or equivalent

CIVIL 332
10 Points

Fluid Mechanics 2

Laminar and turbulent flow. Ideal fluid flows. Boundary layer theory and separation, drag and lift. River morphology and flows. River pollution. Unsteady flow in channels.

CIVIL 360
10 Points

Transportation Engineering 1

Highway alignment geometrics (horizontal, vertical and cross sectional design). Basis of the main pavement design techniques, pavement materials, stabilisation, compaction and bituminous surfacings.

CIVIL 361
10 Points

Transportation Engineering 2

Planning for land transport facilities and urban development. Arrangement of street networks and environmental areas. Basic operational analyses at priority and signalised intersections for vehicles and pedestrians. Highway capacity analyses. Parking design. Introduction to transportation planning modelling.

Diploma Courses

CIVIL 660
15 Points

Traffic Engineering and Planning

A range of selected topics in traffic engineering and transportation planning which will provide a basis for extension into further studies.

Restriction: CIVIL 361, 460

CIVIL 661
15 Points

Highway and Pavement Engineering

A range of selected topics in highway and pavement engineering which will provide a basis for extension into further studies.

Restriction: CIVIL 360, 461

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

CIVIL 700
15 Points

Geotechnical Analysis

Shear strength of soil – triaxial testing, measurement of pore water pressures, and interpretation of test data for use in analysis. Introduction to numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering. The use of traditional methods versus numerical modelling in design.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 300

Restriction: CIVIL 324

CIVIL 701
15 Points

Studies in Civil Engineering 1

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CIVIL 702
15 Points

Design of Earthquake Resistant Foundations - Level 9

Observed behaviour of foundations during earthquakes. Site investigation and laboratory testing to estimate values for required soil parameters. Earthquake induced foundation actions. Shallow and deep foundations subject to earthquake excitation. Soil-foundation-structure-interaction. Force-based and displacement-based design. Earthquake induced earth pressures on stiff retaining structures. An independent foundation design project is required.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 721 or equivalent, CIVIL 314 or equivalent

CIVIL 703
15 Points

Project Management

Planning, organisation and control of engineering projects. Application and integration of project management processes to the typical project lifecycle (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing). Studies in the nine knowledge areas defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI): Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk and Procurement Management. Development of a range of skills, tools and techniques to become an effective project manager.

Restriction: ENGGEN 740

CIVIL 704
15 Points

Advanced Topics in Project Management - Level 9

Advanced topics in project management are analysed such as: advanced scheduling techniques, integrated project delivery, lean construction, building-information modelling, negotiation techniques, dispute resolution and innovative project delivery models. Independent research is undertaken in an advanced project in project management.

CIVIL 705A
15 Points

CIVIL 705B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

Restriction: CIVIL 408

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 705 A and B

CIVIL 706
15 Points

Special Topic: Water-sensitive Cities

CIVIL 707
15 Points

Construction Supply Chain Management - Level 9

Advanced topics in construction supply chain management such as construction logistics, buffer management, relational contracts and behavioural dimensions, analytical models for construction, information technologies and sustainable supply chains. Independent research is undertaken by developing individual research projects in which students study logistics and supply chain problems by analysing real production scenarios or the current literature available in this topic.

CIVIL 708
15 Points

Work Based Learning - Level 9

Develops the student's professional and interpersonal skills within the context of professional engineering and project management competencies. Application of theory and development of work procedures. Develops ability to question concepts and critically self-assess competencies. Fostering and enhancing professional competencies in preparation towards membership of a professional body.

Note: Students must be in part time professional employment or have completed at least three years professional employment within engineering or construction.

CIVIL 709
15 Points

Cost Engineering - Level 9

Advanced topics in cost engineering such as construction engineering cost planning, cost estimating, cost control, cost analysis and engineering economics. The core taught skills are extended by individual projects in which independent research is undertaken to solve cost engineering problems or to give critical comments on the current literature on cost engineering.

CIVIL 710
15 Points

Advanced Structural Dynamics - Level 9

Advanced topics in structural dynamics, such as wave guide representation, holistic consideration of structural behaviour including soil, main and secondary structures interaction, nonlinearities of soil-foundation-structure systems including uplift, pile-soil separation, plastic hinge or pounding. The core skills are taught and accompanied by an individual project in which independent research is undertaken to solve a challenging structural dynamics problem.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

CIVIL 711
15 Points

Structures Seminar

Selected topics from recent developments in structural analysis and design, including an introduction to the advanced behaviour and design of thin-walled steel sections and composite components made from cold-formed sheet and light-weight fillers.

CIVIL 713
15 Points

Structures and Design 4

Continuation of the design and detailing of structures in structural steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry, and timber including connections in steelwork, composite steel/concrete beams, masonry structures and retaining walls in reinforced masonry. Practical understanding and design of concrete ground floor slabs. Introduction to the NZ Standard for light timber frame construction. Introduction to fire engineering. Techniques in the checking of existing structures and lessons learnt from failures.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 312 and 313 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 411

CIVIL 714
15 Points

Multistorey Building Design

Techniques for the design of structures to resist seismic loading. Derivation of design actions, alternative structural systems for resisting these loads, design of structural components subject to cyclic inelastic action, detailing of members and joints to enhance earthquake resistance. Techniques of seismic isolation. Design project.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 313 or equivalent

CIVIL 715
15 Points

Advanced Structural Concrete - Level 9

Design and detailing of prestressed and precast concrete components. Advanced mechanics of reinforced concrete members subject to axial, flexure, shear, and torsion actions. Design of state-of-art low-damage concrete structural systems. Includes an independent concrete design project and an independent research project on past failures of concrete structures.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 313 or equivalent

CIVIL 716
15 Points

Engineering Risk Management - Level 9

A broad based understanding of the critical elements of risk and risk management within the construction and engineering industry. Key elements include risk identification with regard to the forms and types of risk inherent in construction. Risk analysis tools and techniques for the construction engineer, and risk response. Risk monitoring techniques, risk control and transference of risk methods. Risk within procurement, insurance issues and risk attenuation.

Restriction: ENGGEN 722

CIVIL 717
15 Points

Advanced Structural Timber - Level 9

Advanced topics in timber design such as: shearwalls, diaphragms, special glulam beams, bolted connections, new fasteners, engineered wood products, laminated bridges, inspection of timber structures. Emphasis will be placed on latest international developments. The core skills are taught and accompanied by an individual project in which independent research is undertaken to solve a challenging timber connection problem.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 451 or 750 or equivalent

CIVIL 718
15 Points

Light Gauge Steel

Use of thin steel load bearing structural components in walls, floors and roofs. Behaviour of members and connections under the full range of structural actions. Theory and design application including the Direct Strength Method of design. Use of light gauge steel acting compositely with other materials such as concrete and structural foams.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 313 or equivalent

CIVIL 719
15 Points

Matrix Structural Analysis

Direct stiffness method applied to linear, nonlinear and stability analyses. Introduction to variational principles and finite element method. Projects in practical modelling of major structures such as bridges and multi-storey buildings. Use of commercial software.

Restriction: CIVIL 416

CIVIL 720
15 Points

Earthquake Engineering

Earthquakes and the effects on civil infrastructure. The passage of seismic waves from inception, propagation, arrival at site bedrock, site specific response, infrastructure response. Including engineering seismology, seismo-tectonic setting of NZ, probabilistic seismic hazard analyses, NZS 1170.5, infrastructure dynamics, base isolation, effects of site geology, geophysical and geotechnical site characterisation, concepts of soil-structure interaction, the Canterbury series of earthquakes.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 313 and ENGSCI 311 or equivalent

CIVIL 721
15 Points

Foundation Engineering

Foundation performance requirements. Foundation types. Foundation design loads. Limit state design. Design of shallow foundations. Design of deep foundation. Case histories illustrating construction, performance and failure of foundations. Design and performance of gravity retaining structures, embedded retaining walls and reinforced earth walls.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 312 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 323, 421

CIVIL 722
15 Points

Slope Engineering

Slope failure mechanisms, geological controls and classification. Shear strength of rock and soil materials. Laboratory testing of earth materials for slope stability. Limit equilibrium techniques, including analytical, numerical and graphical methods. Effects of water and earthquake on slope stability. Slope monitoring, stabilisation and remediation. Landslide risk management.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 322 or equivalent

Restriction: ENVENG 324, CIVIL 422

CIVIL 723
15 Points

Rock Mechanics and Excavation Engineering - Level 9

Engineering rock behaviour including strength, stiffness and role of discontinuities. Stress-strain analysis, stability assessment of rock structures and support using advanced models of rock. Theoretical, practical and environmental aspects of ground excavation techniques as applied to tunnelling. An independent research project will develop skills and knowledge to solve a challenging engineering rock behaviour problem.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 322 or equivalent

CIVIL 724
15 Points

Soil Behaviour - Level 9

Advanced topics in soil behaviour including stress-strain-strength response of remoulded and natural geomaterials when subject to monotonic and cyclic loading; critical state soil mechanics; advanced soil testing; and partially saturated soils. Includes an independent research project related to an applied topic in soil behaviour.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 324 or equivalent

CIVIL 725
15 Points

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - Level 9

Advanced topics in earthquake effects on geotechnical structures, including: dynamic properties of soils; earthquake-induced ground response; seismic stability of slopes, embankments; earth-retaining structures; soil liquefaction; ground deformations; remediation and mitigation techniques. Design applications and advanced methods of analysis with case history analyses of major earthquakes. An independent research project will be used to solve a challenging geotechnical earthquake engineering problem.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 324 or equivalent

CIVIL 726
15 Points

Engineering Geology

Introduction to fundamentals in soil and rock mechanics and their application to engineering projects. Discussion of natural hazards and their implications on infrastructure design. Practical exercises in field mapping, core logging, aerial photograph interpretation, and basic laboratory tests.

Restriction: CIVIL 404, EARTHSCI 372, GEOLOGY 372

CIVIL 727
15 Points

Dynamics of Structures in Earthquakes

Dynamic behaviour of structures and the means of predicting their response to the effects of earthquakes. Fundamental principles of earthquake engineering, including the effects of structural properties, and the roles of ductility, damping and isolation in mitigating earthquake damage. An individual research project on the impact of earthquakes on civil infrastructure is undertaken.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Restriction: CIVIL 314 or equivalent

CIVIL 728
15 Points

Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice

Shear strength of soil – triaxial testing, measurement of pore water pressures, and interpretation of test data. Effective and total stress paths for drained and undrained loading in laboratory tests and field applications. Consolidation. Application of elastic solutions in geomechanics. Geotechnical numerical modelling. Includes a project.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Restriction: CIVIL 324

CIVIL 729
15 Points

Humanitarian Engineering

Evaluate frameworks used in the humanitarian engineering field to assist with human crises, including shelter, standards, law, human rights, resilience, appropriate engineering. Rapid assessments, application of minimum international standards for engineering, engineered shelter solutions, water, sanitation and hygiene and the engineering management of humanitarian crises.

CIVIL 730
15 Points

Fluid Mechanics Seminar

Special topics selected from fluid dynamics, water resources engineering, statistics and numerical methods.

CIVIL 731
15 Points

Water Resources Modelling

Risk and uncertainty in water resources systems; evaluation of alternatives in water resources; hydrologic modelling; hydraulic modelling; river basin modelling; water resources economics.

CIVIL 732
15 Points

Coastal Engineering Design

Deriving design conditions, wave pressures and forces, design of structures, beaches and control structures, introduction to port, introduction to coastal modelling.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 733

CIVIL 733
15 Points

Coastal Engineering Dynamics

Waves, wave theories, surf zone processes, sediment transport, dynamics of coastal systems.

CIVIL 734
15 Points

River Engineering

Scales; flows; fluvial processes; mixing; ecohydraulics.

CIVIL 735
15 Points

Transport Modelling and Design

The planning, modelling, design and operation of current and future transport systems. Topics include transport models and their applications, Intelligent Transport Systems and emerging technologies, transport planning process and travel demand modelling. Transport models are developed to plan, design and manage transport networks based on fundamental modelling concepts, New Zealand specifications and international best practices.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 303

Restriction: CIVIL 758

CIVIL 736
15 Points

Transport Safety and Mobility

Develop a sound understanding of safety and mobility of transport systems. Transport safety topics include safe systems, crash reduction studies, road safety audits and at-grade intersection geometric design, economic appraisal methods and transport infrastructure funding. Planning for transport mobility and sustainable transport systems, public transport systems, active modes and travel behaviour.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 203

Restriction: CIVIL 759

CIVIL 737
15 Points

Coastal Modelling

Computer simulation of coastal and wave processes. Introduces modelling software for coastal engineering, ranging from simplified wave propagation codes to sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers. The learning approach is mostly hands-on, building on information delivered in lectures to allow the student to gain practical knowledge of the software in computer laboratory sessions.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 733

CIVIL 738
15 Points

Construction Technology and Innovation

Development of construction technology knowledge and skills including building materials and structural loads, innovative building processes and systems, application of Industry 4.0 in Construction, new construction methods (e.g. prefabrication, 3D printing in metal and concrete, and construction robotics), construction automation and sustainability. Practical construction techniques and skills are covered.

CIVIL 740
15 Points

Studies in Civil Engineering 3 - Level 9

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The course will include the independent application of highly specialised knowledge and skills related to the study area.

CIVIL 741
15 Points

Ground Improvements and Geosynthetics Engineering

Advanced ground improvement techniques including: densification, consolidation, preloading and surcharge, soil reinforcement, stabilisation and thermal ground improvement.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 322 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 403

CIVIL 742
15 Points

Bridge Design

Comprehensive overview of road and rail bridge typologies, design philosophies, performance requirements in key areas of strength and serviceability, calculation methods to address these topics and the analysis and strengthening of existing bridges. Bridge technology used in New Zealand and associated legislative requirements.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 713, 715 or equivalent

CIVIL 743
15 Points

Special Topic: Building Information Modelling

Introduction to the main principles and tools of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry. This course is suitable for different AEC professionals such as civil and structural engineers, architects, among others.

CIVIL 744
15 Points

Special Study in Earthquake Engineering

An advanced course on topics in earthquake engineering to be determined each year by the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CIVIL 745
15 Points

Seismic Assessment of Existing Buildings - Level 9

Principles of assessing the response of buildings to earthquakes and identification of vulnerabilities for different building types. Example buildings will be assessed using these advanced methodologies and independent research conducted on appropriate forms of retrofit.

CIVIL 746
15 Points

Nonlinear Structural Analysis - Level 9

Nonlinear behaviour of structures and the formulation of elements to model such behaviour; solution strategies; nonlinear material and section response; nonlinear dynamic analysis; nonlinear geometry; application of nonlinear analysis in engineering practice. Research and critically compare modeling approaches used for real buildings. Includes an independent research project involving nonlinear analysis of a real structure as a ‘blind prediction’.

CIVIL 750
15 Points

Timber Engineering

The practical understanding of timber and its use in the construction industry. Design and detailing techniques for connections in timber structures, plywood structures, pole structures, timber floor systems, bridges, multi-storey buildings, formwork and falsework, arches and cable stayed systems.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 312 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 451

CIVIL 754
15 Points

Geotechnical Modelling

Analysis of stress and strain in two and three dimensions, the idea of a constitutive law, elastic and plastic models for geomaterials. Numerical modelling of consolidation. Implementation of realistic models for soil and rock mass stress-strain-strength behaviour in numerical analysis software and evaluation of geotechnical software against known solutions.

CIVIL 756
15 Points

Capstone Project

Final year team exercise with students in multi-disciplinary civil and environmental roles integrating technical learning into realistic design outcomes. Comprehensive investigation of an open ended, complex, real or synthetic civil engineering problem with simulated professional design office constraints. Includes technical, economic and environmental impact components to complete a scheme assessment report.

Prerequisite: 90 points from Part III courses listed in the BE(Hons) Schedule for Civil Engineering

CIVIL 758
15 Points

Traffic Systems Design

Traffic signal timing analysis. Gap acceptance parameters. Intersection analysis of performance (priority, roundabouts and signalised). Some human factors. Introduction to transportation planning modelling. Planning land transport in NZ under the Resource Management and other requirements. Computer modelling and simulation.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 361

Restriction: CIVIL 403, 460, 660

CIVIL 759
15 Points

Highway and Transportation Design

Economic and environmental assessments of transport projects. Land transport funding in NZ. Road safety engineering. Crash reduction and prevention methods. Pavement asset management. Pavement rehabilitation techniques. Heavy-duty pavements, highway drainage and chip seal design.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 360

Restriction: CIVIL 461, 661

CIVIL 761
15 Points

Planning and Design of Transport Facilities

Selected topics from: traffic signal practice/safety audits, two way highway planning, arterial traffic management, modelling and simulation and traffic flow.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 660, 758, or equivalent

CIVIL 762
15 Points

Transportation Planning

Provides an in-depth exploration of various components of the urban transportation planning process, with emphasis on theories on modelling. The principle behind the conventional four-stage transport planning model, namely, trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and trip assignment, is covered in detail.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 660, 758, or equivalent

CIVIL 763
15 Points

Transportation and Networks Analysis - Level 9

Advanced themes of transportation-related network algorithms and analysis including theory and applications. The theory covers in-depth description of how to construct algorithms; the applications contain individual research and assignments in constructing new algorithms for traffic and transportation networks problems.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 660, 758, or equivalent

CIVIL 764
15 Points

Highway Safety and Operations - Level 9

Advanced planning, design, operation and safety management of predominantly two way two lane highways, including: passing and overtaking models analysis and treatments, collision modification and mitigation, roadway design, skid resistance, delineation, temporary traffic control, evaluation methods, and environmental management measures. An independently applied research project will use advanced analytical skills to critically evaluate factors which impact highway safety.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 360, 361, and 15 points from 661, 759, or equivalent

CIVIL 765
15 Points

Infrastructure Asset Management - Level 9

Advanced theories and techniques fundamental to the management of infrastructure assets, with a primary focus on Asset Management Plans. Covers the entire spectrum of infrastructure, including roads, water networks and buildings. A major independent project incorporates a literature review and selection, and then critical review, of an Asset Management Plan from industry.

CIVIL 766
15 Points

Road Asset Management - Level 9

Focuses on advanced topics in road asset management. Develops a critical awareness of the key issues encountered, including those related to the evaluation of functional and structural performance; risk management; deterioration modelling and calibration; prioritisation and optimisation. The core skills are extended by an independent applied project in which students undertake to solve a complex road asset management problem.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 661, 759, or equivalent

CIVIL 767
15 Points

Pavement Analysis and Design

Selected topics from: pavement design philosophy; stresses, strains and deflections in pavements; pavement material properties and characterisation; traffic loading and volume; pavement failure mechanisms; structural and functional assessment of pavements; empirical and mechanistic pavement design methods; pavement overlay design; asphalt mix design.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 661, 759, or equivalent

CIVIL 768
15 Points

Crash Reduction and Prevention

An in-depth analysis of the techniques used to reduce and prevent road based crashes. Topics include: safety analysis, crash patterns, measuring safety, hazardous location identification, treatment and investigation procedures. Human factors, problem diagnosis and evaluation procedures. Road environment factors, geometrics, lighting, signs, delineation, road side safety and road surface characteristics. Vehicle design trends, safety auditing, speed management, vulnerable road users.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 661, 759, or equivalent

CIVIL 769
15 Points

Highway Geometric Design - Level 9

An advanced course in highway geometric design techniques. Through the use of an independent applied project, students will apply advanced theory, methods, processes and design tools to the safe design of highway geometric alignments that includes an understanding of human / driver behaviour characteristics.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 360, 361, and 15 points from 661, 759, or equivalent

CIVIL 770
15 Points

Transport Systems Economics - Level 9

Advanced specialist topics in transportation economics including economic analysis, the theory of demand and supply of transport, government intervention policies, and the theory of externalities and agglomeration. Students are required to undertake a major research project by analysing two major transportation infrastructure projects to determine the likely future social and real time benefits and dis-benefits which accrue to the wider community.

CIVIL 771
15 Points

Planning and Managing Transport - Level 9

An advanced course on integrating land use planning and transport provisions, including planning for different land use trip types and parking, travel demand management techniques, and intelligent transport systems applications. An independent project applies this specialised knowledge towards planning, designing and managing transport infrastructure in a Territorial Local Authority (TLA) area.

CIVIL 772
15 Points

Public Transport: Planning and Operation - Level 9

Advanced scientific methods and algorithms for improving the cost-effectiveness of short-range public transport (PT) planning. Topics are: PT data collection; frequency and headway determination; alternative timetables; vehicle scheduling; crew scheduling; short-turn design; PT network design; PT reliability; and bus priority and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit). An independent research project is used to solve a complex transport planning problem.

Prerequisite: 15 points from CIVIL 660, 758, or equivalent

CIVIL 773
15 Points

Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design

Pedestrian planning and design; cycling facilities and planning; land use and trips; travel behaviour change and travel plans; integrated transport assessment; transport impact guidelines for site development.

CIVIL 774
15 Points

Studies in Transportation 1

A graduate course on a range of selected topics to be determined each year by the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CIVIL 775
15 Points

Studies in Transportation 2

A graduate course on a range of selected topics to be determined each year by the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CIVIL 779A
15 Points

CIVIL 779B
30 Points

Research Project in Transportation - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic in transportation assigned by the Head of Department.

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 779 A and B

CIVIL 782
15 Points

Water Resources Engineering

A selection from the following: reservoir design and optimisation, flood control and design of flood control structures, micro to large scale hydroelectric engineering, river engineering and sedimentation. A water resources engineering design project.

Prerequisite: ENVENG 333 or equivalent

Restriction: CIVIL 480, 482

CIVIL 787
15 Points

Project X - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

CIVIL 788A
15 Points

CIVIL 788B
15 Points

Project Y - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 788 A and B

CIVIL 789
30 Points

Project Z - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

CIVIL 790
15 Points

Civil Engineering Administration

The application of legal principles to problems in civil engineering and environmental engineering management. Examines the administration of national and international engineering contracts. Discusses statutes affecting engineering business. Investigates the implications of resource management and natural resource allocation legislation on engineering projects. Analyses processes for resolving engineering disputes.

Restriction: CIVIL 401, 490, ENGGEN 734

CIVIL 791
15 Points

Construction Management

Understanding topics necessary for effective construction management. Using a generic construction project life cycle, essential aspects of construction projects including the tendering process, preparing tenders, tender evaluation, project planning, resource allocation, teamwork, site safety, and contract types are covered. Case studies are used to reinforce the application of theoretical ideas to the successful running of construction projects.

Restriction: CIVIL 409

CIVIL 792
15 Points

Discrete-event Simulation in Construction - Level 9

Application of discrete-event simulation (DES) modelling to advanced planning and design construction operations and management of the construction supply chain. Critical assessment of the improvements in efficiency of planning methods and decisions patterns in construction management using DES. Individual and team research projects will apply advanced DES concepts and methods to complex, real-world construction projects.

CIVIL 793A
30 Points

CIVIL 793B
60 Points

Thesis (Earthquake Engineering) - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 793 A and B

CIVIL 794A
45 Points

CIVIL 794B
45 Points

Thesis (Earthquake Engineering) - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 794A and B

CIVIL 795
45 Points

CIVIL 795A
15 Points

CIVIL 795B
30 Points

CIVIL 795V
5 Points

Research Project (Civil) - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic relevant to the specialisation, as assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 795 A and B, or CIVIL 795

CIVIL 796A
60 Points

CIVIL 796B
60 Points

ME Thesis (Civil) - Level 9

Students are required to submit a thesis on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

To complete this course students must enrol in CIVIL 796 A and B

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