Civil Engineering (2021)
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 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Civil Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
Note: Students who have completed ENGCV580 should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.
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Plus 45 points of electives from: ENGCV512, ENGCV513, ENGCV523, ENGCV531, ENGCV541, ENGCV551, ENGEN583, ENGEV541, ENGEV542 or ENGME540, of which at least 30 points must be from 500 level ENGCV coded papers.
Prescriptions for the MEngPrac 
Students completing a Master of Engineering Practice are required to take a research project and a selection of papers. To complete a MEngPrac in Civil Engineering, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including: ENGCV506; 30 points from EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM513, EXMBM514, EXMBM521, EXMBM522, EXMBM523 EXMBM524, EXMBM532 and EXMBM533; 60 points from ENGCV512, ENGCV513, ENGEN583, ENGEV541, ENGEV542, ENGME540, ENGME585 and ENGME586; as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.
 There will no new enrolments into the MEngPrac in Civil Engineering in 2021.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (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 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (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 for Engineers 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (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 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (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 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCV212 Structural Engineering 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ... ENGCV223 Water Engineering 1 15.0 21B (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 15.0 21A (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 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Introduces the principles and techniques of land surveying and the basic theories and design techniques in highway and pavement engineering. ENGCV251 Construction 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) An understanding of the properties, limitations, and selection of materials used in construction is fundamental for a practising civil engineer. This paper covers in more detail the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of common building materials such as timber, steel, ceramics, polymers, and composites. The paper also co... ENGCV280 Civil Design Challenge 1 15.0 21B (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 Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 21A (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 15.0 21B (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 0.0 21X (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. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP 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 Points Occurrence / Location ENGCV312 Structural Engineering 2 15.0 21A (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 15.0 21A (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 15.0 21B (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 Structural Design 15.0 21B (Hamilton) In this paper, students learn how to carry out structural analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Lectures will furnish the theoretical background needed to analyse and design typical structural systems. Examples of design compliant to AS/NZS codes will be reviewed and discussed in class. The students will ... ENGCV380 Civil Design Challenge 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) In this paper, the students are tasked with the completion of an open-ended Civil Engineering project. Lectures will discuss different aspects of the design process from writing a project brief, generating and selecting ideas and developing the design with a strong emphasis on Safety in Design. The final design will give students t... ENGEN301 Engineering Maths and Modelling 3 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 21X (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. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP 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. ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN391 Special Topics in Engineering 2 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 21B (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCV506 Civil Engineering Systems Analysis 30.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers the essentials for Civil Engineering Analysis. ENGCV512 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design 15.0 21A (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 15.0 No occurrences 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. ENGCV523 Advanced Hydrology and Marine Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for civil engineering projects, including methodologies of hydrological data analysis, rainfall -runoff modelling, hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing, flood plain analysis and planning, and marine engineering. ENGCV531 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper provides a more advanced understanding of Geotechnical Engineering from the perspective of; mechanical behaviour of New Zealand soils, stress-path testing of soils, soil treatment techniques, soil structure interaction, and selection of design parameters. ENGCV551 Advanced Construction Technologies 15.0 No occurrences This paper provides knowledge of acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis of data and its' application for civil engineering project management. Specific applications include advanced surveying, Building Information Modelling, project planning and disaster management. ENGCV580 Civil Design Challenge 3 30.0 No occurrences 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. ENGCV581 Advanced Civil Engineering Design Challenge 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper is an exercise in project based experiential learning applying the engineering design process. Students will work together in teams to design a solution to a specified yet complex open-ended civil design problem. ENGEN508 Master's Capstone Project 60.0 21X (Hamilton) This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 21D (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 30.0 21D (Hamilton) & 21X (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 15.0 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN584 Special Topics in Engineering 4 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN585 Special Topics in Engineering 5 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN586 Special Topics in Engineering 6 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN587 Directed Study 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEN588 Directed Study 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEV541 Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Sumo19 and Superpro Designer. ENGEV542 Waste Minimisation Engineering 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems. ENGME540 Finite Element Analysis 15.0 21A (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...
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 April 2021 9:13am