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: 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 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 C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics. 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) 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) 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 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 and fluvial processes. 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 Transportation 19B (Hamilton) Introduces the basic theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering, and traffic engineering and transportation planning. ENGCV251 Construction 1 19A (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 19B (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 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 Professional Practice 1 19A (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. 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 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 19A (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 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) Engineering design principles applied to an advanced open-ended civil design challenge. Design standards, project finance, environmental consideration, health and safety and risk assessment. 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 Design 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers advanced analysis and design of structures made from structural steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry and timber, including connections, retaining walls and concrete floor slabs. ENGCV513 Earthquake Engineering and Design 19B (Hamilton) Design of civil structures to withstand natural hazards and seismic events, including materials selection, geology and geotechnical considerations, types of foundations and single and multi-level structures. 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 Professional Practice 2 19Y (Hamilton) Role engineers in industry, business and society, contract law and legal responsibility, Treaty of Waitangi considerations, intellectual property, teamwork and leadership skills, responsibilities of a professional, ethics with industrial case studies. 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) This paper covers kinematics, momentum and variational formulation of particles, dynamics of rigid body system, vibration of linear-lumped-parameters system and dynamics of continuous systems.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 11 July 2019 9:13am