Civil Engineering (2019)
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: ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN110, ENGEN112, ENGEN170 and ENGEN180.
Plus 15 points of electives from: CHEMY100, CHEMY101, EARTH102 or ENGEN111.
Students must take the following papers: ENGCV212, ENGCV223, ENGCV231, ENGCV241, ENGCV251, ENGCV280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270 and ENGEN271.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).
Students must take the following papers: ENGCV312, ENGCV323, ENGCV331, ENGCV351, ENGCV380, ENGEN301, ENGEN370, ENGEN371 and ENGEV341.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).
Students must take the following papers: ENGCV580, ENGEN570 and ENGEN581.
Plus 45 points of electives from: ENGCV512, ENGCV513, ENGCV531, ENGCV541, ENGEN583, ENGEV541, ENGEV542 or ENGME540.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 19C (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Secondary School - Unistart) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth 19B (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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton) Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Tauranga) & 19T (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 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19S (Hamilton), 19S (Tauranga) & 19T (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 19A (Hamilton) Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses in skeletal structural members (bars, beams and shafts). Stresses in structural connections. Critical loads of struts under standard boundary conditions. Transformation of normal and shear stresses through use of Mohr's circle. ENGCV223 Water Engineering 1 19B (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. ENGCV231 Geotechnical Engineering 1 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers basic concepts and principles governing the mechanical behaviour of soils, rocks and slopes, including the effective stress concept, shear strength of soils, and stability concepts. Field and laboratory work provide opportunity to learn practical skills and apply the knowledge gained. ENGCV241 Highways and Surveying 19B (Hamilton) Introduces the principles and techniques of land surveying and the basic theories and design techniques in highway and pavement engineering. ENGCV251 Construction 1 19A (Hamilton) Underlying principles of crystalline structures and imperfections, diffusional processes, fracture, and binary phase diagrams related to material selection and construction needs are covered in this paper. It also covers in more detail the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of construction materials such as concrete, asp... ENGCV280 Civil Design Challenge 1 19B (Hamilton) Civil design principles are applied to an open-ended design challenge. Design standards and calculations for timber structures are introduced, along with engineering drawings, construction and testing of structures. ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 19B (Hamilton) & 19S (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 19A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 19C (Hamilton), 19S (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGCV312 Structural Engineering 2 19B (Hamilton) Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures including cables, arches, trusses and portal frames. Calculating load paths and influence line diagrams. Structural analysis methods including energy, displacement, force, and stiffness. Introduction to plastic theory and assumed mechanisms. ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 19A (Hamilton) Application of hydraulics and hydrology in water engineering such as design of water distribution systems, fundamentals of flow in open channels, design of hydraulic structures, fundamentals of surface water hydrology, rainfall-runoff models, analysis and modelling of hydrological processes, fundamentals of groundwater hydrology, d... ENGCV331 Geotechnical Engineering 2 19B (Hamilton) Advanced course in geotechnical engineering including analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures under a variety of conditions, includes a project based learning activity that reinforces threshold concepts and theory. ENGCV351 Construction 2 19A (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 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers the structural design and analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings. Topics covered include the design and analysis of singly- and doubly-reinforced beams, short and slender columns, joint connections, detailing and bending schedule, and understanding the performance of concrete and steel as structural materi... ENGEN301 Engineering Mathematics 3 19A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 19C (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton), 19D (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN391 Special Topics in Engineering 2 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton), 19D (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems. ENGEV342 Sustainable Engineering 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGCV512 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 19A (Hamilton) Introduction to nonlinear methods of structural analysis including structural stability and structural dynamics. The paper will also cover the analysis and design of historical structures. ENGCV513 Earthquake Engineering and Design 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design of civil engineering structures to withstand seismic events, including geology and geotechnical considerations, influence of foundations and soil structure interaction, structural typology for single and multi-level systems. ENGCV531 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 19B (Hamilton) Principles of critical state soil mechanics and soil plasticity applied to soil-structure interactions under seismic loading and the practical aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering. ENGCV541 Advanced Highways and Transportation 19A (Hamilton) Universal design and participatory planning of useful, safe and resilient land-based transport systems and infrastructure. ENGCV580 Civil Design Challenge 3 19Y (Hamilton) Engineering design principles applied to a complex civil design challenge. Detailed considerations in the project to include using design standards, materials selection, life cycle costs, environmental impact, health and safety and risk assesssment. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 19Y (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN581 Honours Research Project 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton), 19D (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN584 Special Topics in Engineering 4 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton) ENGEN585 Special Topics in Engineering 5 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton) ENGEN586 Special Topics in Engineering 6 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton) ENGEN587 Directed Study 1 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEN588 Directed Study 2 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGME540 Finite Element Analysis 19A (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton) Theory of finite elements analysis using variational methods. Numerical modelling for finding the stresses and displacements of bars, beams and plates, and the temperature distribution of 1D heat transfer. Matlab code development assignment for simpler problems and assignments using commercial software to solve more complicated pro...
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm