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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  • Year 1

    Students must take the following papers

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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.
    ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering18B (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...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society18B (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.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering18A (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.
    ENGEN183Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers18A (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.
    ENGEN184Calculus for Engineers18A (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.
  • Plus 15 points of electives from: Chosen from any 100 level CHEMY paper, EARTH102 or ENGEN111.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EARTH102Discovering Planet Earth18B (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.
    ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics18A (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.
  • Year 2

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGCV212Structural Engineering 118A (Hamilton)
    Analysis of statically determinant structual 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.
    ENGCV223Water Engineering 118B (Hamilton)
    Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscocity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and channels and intoduction to hydrology and fluvial processes.
    ENGCV231Geotechnical Engineering 118A (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.
    ENGCV241Highways and Transportation18B (Hamilton)
    Introduces the basic theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering, and traffic engineering and transportation planning.
    ENGCV251Construction 118A (Hamilton)
    Engineering properties, performance and constraints of common construction materials including timber, steel, concrete polymers and composites. Materials selection and application to contruction methods.
    ENGCV280Civil Design Challenge 118B (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.
    ENGCV351Construction 218A (Hamilton)
    Construction processes and building technology including surveying, site preparation, earthworks, foundations, Building Information Modeling (BIM), risk assessment, site health and safety, construction project management, demolition and site remediation.
    ENGCV380Civil Design Challenge 218B (Hamilton)
    Engineering design principles applied to an advanced open-ended civil design challenge. Design standards, project finance, environmental consideration, health and safety and risk assesssment.
    ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 218B (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.
    ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 118A (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.
    ENGEN271Industry Placement 118C (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.
    ENGEV241Environmental Engineering 118B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers skills, knowledge and capability for environmental engineers so they can understand, investigate and evaluate environmental engineering problems and solutions.
    ENGG386Engineering Modelling18A (Hamilton)
    Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
  • Year 3

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENCV320Structural Engineering and Design 1This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV321Structural DynamicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV322Structural Engineering and Design 2This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV330Geomechanics 2This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV340Hydrology and Hydraulics DesignThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV350Engineering Modelling and AnalysisThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV381Transportation Engineering18B (Hamilton)
    Theories and design techniques used in highway and pavement engineering; traffic engineering and transportation planning.
    ENGCV312Structural Engineering 218A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Analysis of statically indeterminant structures, application of moment-area method, computer analysis of structures, design of structures in steel, wood, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete.
    ENGCV323Water Engineering 218A (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.
    ENGCV351Construction 218A (Hamilton)
    Construction processes and building technology including surveying, site preparation, earthworks, foundations, Building Information Modeling (BIM), risk assessment, site health and safety, construction project management, demolition and site remediation.
    ENGCV380Civil Design Challenge 218B (Hamilton)
    Engineering design principles applied to an advanced open-ended civil design challenge. Design standards, project finance, environmental consideration, health and safety and risk assesssment.
    ENGG372Engineering Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
    ENGG379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.
    ENGG386Engineering Modelling18A (Hamilton)
    Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
  • Year 4

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENCV430Foundation EngineeringThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV480Management (Project and Teamwork)This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV490Research ProjectThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENCV495Design ProjectThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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