Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Civil Engineering

Stage II

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 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 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 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

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.

CIVIL 704
15 Points

Advanced Topics in Project Management

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

Restriction: CIVIL 408

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

CIVIL 706
15 Points

Special Topic

Restriction: CIVIL 406

CIVIL 707
15 Points

Construction Supply Chain Management

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

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

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

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

Behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete components and systems under complex loading and environmental conditions. Thermal and other loading conditions in bridge structures.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 313 or equivalent

CIVIL 716
15 Points

Engineering Risk Management

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

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

Site investigation for slope assessment. Geological appraisal of slope behaviour and the use of aerial photographs. Failure mechanisms, shear strength of soil and rock masses. Influence of groundwater. Evaluation of stability and risk. Earth dams, stability analysis, flow net construction. Slope instrumentation. Remedial measures.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 322 or equivalent

Restriction: ENVENG 324, CIVIL 422

CIVIL 723
15 Points

Rock Mechanics and Excavation Engineering

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

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

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 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 2

Waves, wave theories, wave forces on structures. Breakers, tsunamis, flow-induced oscillations, resonance problems in tidal estuaries. Sediment transport by waves. Topics from coastal and harbour engineering.

Prerequisite: CIVIL 431 or 733 or equivalent

CIVIL 733
15 Points

Coastal Engineering 1

Coastal, port and ocean engineering. Theories governing waves, tides and currents. Design of structures subject to a marine environment.

CIVIL 734
15 Points

River Engineering

Scales; flows; fluvial processes; mixing; ecohydraulics.

CIVIL 740
15 Points

Studies in Civil Engineering 3

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

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 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 751
15 Points

Experimental Geotechnical Engineering

A student will undertake and report on experimental work, field or laboratory. The work will entail a range of soil and/or rock tests, such as but not limited to, triaxial tests, ring shear, consolidation, permeability, cone penetration tests, shear wave velocity and in situ vane tests.

CIVIL 752
15 Points

Computational Geotechnical Engineering

The student will undertake and report on analytical work that relates to geotechnical engineering. The work will entail analysis of engineering works using state of practice numerical analysis software to elucidate geotechnical design and performance.

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 760
15 Points

Traffic Operations and Management

Selected topics from: traffic signal performance measures (queues, delays, stops), coordination of signals and platoon dispersion. Traffic characteristics, traffic studies, analytical tools in traffic engineering, queuing theory and applications. Traffic impact assessment and parking design. Travel demand management and other intelligent transport systems techniques.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project in Transportation

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

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 787 A and B, or CIVIL 787

CIVIL 788A
15 Points

CIVIL 788B
15 Points

Project Y

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

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

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)

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

CIVIL 794A
45 Points

CIVIL 794B
45 Points

Thesis (Earthquake Engineering)

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

CIVIL 795
45 Points

CIVIL 795A
15 Points

CIVIL 795B
30 Points

Research Project (Civil)

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)

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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