Specialisation

Major - Civil Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3051.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3691.6 Bachelor of Engineering Science
3771.1 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates may pursue career paths in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures and be associated with private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils. These career paths may include engineering projects related to residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Course Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Course Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Course Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

Major Structure

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science and Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours).

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science

This Major will be offered at Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City campuses.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.

Year 1

Autumn session

300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary

Or

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300027 Engineering Computing
300963 Engineering Physics
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring session

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Or

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300738 Surveying for Engineers
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301438 Specialisation Workshop 1

Spring session

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
300765 Hydraulics
301439 Specialisation Workshop 2

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)
300967 Engineering Science Project 1
300985 Soil Mechanics

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
300968 Engineering Science Project 2
300737 Environmental Engineering

And one elective unit

*Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher

Industrial Experience

301441 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist)

Optional Elective

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This Major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub – Hassall St, Parramatta City Campus.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

301333 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced)
300027 Engineering Computing
301334 Advanced Engineering Physics 1
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring session

301337 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced)
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering

And one elective

* Elective must be Level 2 or higher

Year 2

Autumn session

300738 Surveying for Engineers
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
300985 Soil Mechanics

Spring session

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
300737 Environmental Engineering
300765 Hydraulics

Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
301329 Surface Water Hydrology
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

One Alternate or Specialisation unit

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
301001 Engineering Geomechanics
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

One Alternate or Specialisation unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

One Alternate or Specialisation unit

And two electives

* Elective must be Level 2 or higher

Spring session

301423 Smart and Liveable Cities
300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

One Alternate or Specialisation unit

* Elective must be Level 2 or higher

Alternate Units

300666 Advanced Engineering Topic 1
300667 Advanced Engineering Topic 2
300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
301397 Hydrogeology
300990 Pile Foundations
300991 Statistical Hydrology
301422 Sustainable Waste Engineering
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
300993 Water Resource Engineering
301424 Water Supply Systems Design

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern Construction Projects

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

Specialisations

SM3066 Geotechnical
SM3065 Structures
SM3098 Water and Environment


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