Civil Engineering (2018)
Civil engineers design, plan, oversee, construct and operate infrastructure and services that help shape natural and man-made environments. They work in many fields, including structures, dams, bridges, gas and water supply systems, sewerage systems, transportation systems and roads. The Civil Engineering programme gives the student knowledge and expertise to work as a professional civil engineer. Prospective careers include local and regional government, engineering consultancies, construction companies and suppliers. Civil Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons). To complete the specified programme in Civil Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
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Students must take the following papers: ENGEN103, ENGEN110, ENGEN112, ENGEN170, ENGEN180, ENGEN183 and ENGEN184.
Plus 15 points of electives from: Any 100 level CHEMY paper or EARTH102 or ENGEN111.
Students must take the following papers: ENGCV212, ENGCV223 , ENGCV231, ENGCV241, ENGCV251, ENGCV280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270 and ENGEN271.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEV342, ENGCV380, ENGEN301, ENGCV323, ENGCV331, ENGCV312, ENGCV351, ENGEV341 and ENGEN371.
Students must take the following papers: ENGCV580, ENGEN570 and ENGEN581.
Plus 45 points of electives from: ENGCV512, ENGCV513, ENGCV531, ENGEN585, ENGEV541, ENGEV542 and ENGME540
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 18A (Hamilton) This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines. CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy 18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 18B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth 18B (Hamilton) This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 18A (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 18A (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 18A (Hamilton) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience. ENGEN183 Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications. ENGEN184 Calculus for Engineers 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGCV212 Structural Engineering 1 18A (Hamilton) Analysis of statically determinant structural systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, couplings, trusses and frames; plus introduction to design of simple structural elements. ENGCV223 Water Engineering 1 18B (Hamilton) Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and channels and introduction to hydrology and fluvial processes. ENGCV231 Geotechnical Engineering 1 18A (Hamilton) Basic principles and concepts governing the behaviour of soils and rocks, including phase relationships, permeability and seepage, soil strength, compressibility, slope stability analysis, consolidation and settlement. ENGCV241 Highways and Transportation 18B (Hamilton) Introduces the basic theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering, and traffic engineering and transportation planning. ENGCV251 Construction 1 18A (Hamilton) Engineering properties, performance and constraints of common construction materials including timber, steel, concrete polymers and composites. Materials selection and application to construction methods. ENGCV280 Civil Design Challenge 1 18B (Hamilton) Civil design principles are applied to an open-ended design challenge. Design standards and calculations for simple civil structures are introduced, along with engineering drawings, and construction and testing of simple structures. ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 18B (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series. ENGEN270 Engineering Professional Practice 1 18A (Hamilton) Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures. ENGEV241 Environmental Engineering 1 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers skills, knowledge and capability for environmental engineers so they can understand, investigate and evaluate environmental engineering problems and solutions.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENCV381 Transportation Engineering 18B (Hamilton) Theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering; traffic engineering and transportation planning. ENGCV312 Structural Engineering 2 18B (Hamilton) Analysis of statically indeterminate structures, application of moment-area method, computer analysis of structures, design of structures in steel, wood, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete. ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 18A (Hamilton) Application of fluid mechanics principles to water engineering applications such as design of pipe system networks, pump characteristics and selection, open channel flow, hydraulic jump, measurement, analysis and modelling of surface hydrological processes. ENGCV331 Geotechnical Engineering 2 18A (Hamilton) Basic principles and concepts governing the behaviour of soils and rocks, including phase relationships, permeability and seepage, soil strength, compressibility, slope stability analysis, consolidation and settlement with application to design of foundations. ENGCV351 Construction 2 18B (Hamilton) Construction processes and building technology including surveying, site preparation, earthworks, foundations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), risk assessment, site health and safety, construction project management, demolition and site remediation. ENGCV380 Civil Design Challenge 2 18B (Hamilton) Engineering design principles applied to an advanced open-ended civil design challenge. Design standards, project finance, environmental consideration, health and safety and risk assessment. ENGEV342 Sustainable Engineering 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGG372 Engineering Work Placement 2 18C (Hamilton) The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. ENGG379 Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience 18A (Hamilton) Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering. ENGG386 Engineering Modelling 18A (Hamilton) Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENME440 Finite Element Analysis and Applications 18A (Hamilton) This paper explains the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to solve engineering problems using a commercial software package. ENME451 Mechanics of Vibration 18B (Hamilton) Students will learn how to apply Newton's laws of motion and energy principles to complex mechanical systems including continuous systems and how to calculate natural frequencies and dynamic response of machines and machine components. ENMP413 Materials Performance in Service 18B (Hamilton) Students learn how to solve load and displacement problems using energy methods. Students will be introduced to plastic limit state analysis of structures.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location CHEM517 Applied and Environmental Analytical Chemistry A 18A (Hamilton) A critical examination of analytical methodologies for organic substances, eg pesticides, with special reference to the commercial context. CHEM527 Applied and Environmental Analytical Chemistry B 18B (Hamilton) An advanced study of instrumental analytical techniques for organic and inorganic compounds and comparison of their efficacies. ERTH524 Volcanic Processes and Hazards 18A (Hamilton) A study of volcanic landforms, physical characteristics of volcanic deposits, processes associated with eruption, transport and deposition of volcanic products, and volcanic hazards in active volcanic regions. ERTH525 Hydrothermal Mineral and Energy Systems in New Zealand 18A (Hamilton) A study of geochemical approaches and methods to solve various problems in the Earth Sciences including volcanic environments, with particular attention to hydrothermal systems, geothermal energy, and the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits. ERTH528 Quaternary: Past Environments 18A (Hamilton) This paper examines environmental change during the Quaternary - the last 2.6 million years - and analyses some important methods and evidence used in reconstructing past environments using a stratigraphic framework and geochronology. ERTH533 Soil and Greenhouse Gases 18B (Hamilton) This paper examines the role that soils and their management play in the production and consumption of greenhouse gases, including a specific focus on the importance of solid carbon. ERTH535 Land and Soil Evaluation 18A (Hamilton) This paper examines how soil and land may be evaluated to provide an improved understanding of sustainable land management, taking into account productivity and environmental goals. ERTH547 Introduction to Hydrological Modelling 18B (Hamilton) Optimal use of water resources is an essential part of national economic development. Hydrological science is considered with emphasis on techniques of water resource studies through hydrological model construction and simulations. ERTH548 Ecohydrology 18A (Hamilton) Ecohydrology is the interdisciplinary study of the interactions between water and ecosystems. It views water, carbon and energy as essential ingredients for living systems, and recognises that ecosystems may modify the hydrological systems of which they are a part. This paper bridges the gap between hydrological, soils, ecological ... ERTH552 Rock Slope Engineering 18B (Hamilton) This paper considers rock mechanics within engineering geology, including the strength of intact rocks and rock joints, engineering geological hazards, slope stability modelling, and an applied site investigation project. ERTH562 Coastal Sedimentation 18A (Hamilton) This paper addresses modern contentious issues of coastal sedimentation and sedimentary processes within a range of sedimentary environments. Both fundamentals and applied contexts are examined. ERTH563 Coastal and Estuarine Processes 18A (Hamilton) This paper provides an understanding of processes controlling movement of water in the ocean, including longwaves, baroclinic and barotropic circulation, wind-driven processes, surf-zone waves and currents, and nearbed currents in the coastal ocean. ERTH564 Coastal and Freshwater Modelling: Physical Approaches 18C (Hamilton) This paper examines the use of conceptual, empirical and numerical models of coastal systems. GEOG538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems 18A (Hamilton) Automated techniques are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. In this paper, students are introduced to program scripts for automated GIS analysis, which is extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and is an area of expertise expected of GIS experts. An important part of th... GEOG548 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling 18B (Hamilton) This paper provides a close examination of contemporary GIS modelling. GIS is used for a range of applications and in this paper students gain practical experience and understanding of many of these. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS models in their choice of application.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am