Civil Engineering with Architecture

(Honours)
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HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
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Tom Ly Banh

I was the structures coordinator for the UNSW chapter of Engineers Without Borders and working with students and practicing engineers was a very special experience.

Tom Ly Banh

What's it all about?

■  There is a growing demand for civil engineers that have an appreciation and understanding of architectural principles, which UNSW services with this fantastic degree. Creativity and inventiveness are the key attributes of successful graduates, and the ultimate aim is to help students become not only great engineers, but conceptual thinkers.

What does it include?

■  This innovative degree extends the current Civil Engineering bachelor degree by including a number of subjects in Architecture. You'll develop an appreciation for beauty and be able to apply your mathematical abilities to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design. You'll also gain an understanding of how to produce integrated and sustainable designs, as well as collaborate with architects and other professionals on the ground.

Where will you work?

■  UNSW graduates of this degree have been employed by specialist structural engineering consultancies, construction and contracting companies, federal, state and local government organisations, airport and harbour authorities, in project development, and as financial and management consultants in large corporations.

Dual degrees

■  Dual degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Program outlines

■  Sample program outlines are given in the tables below. If you would like to see a downloadable version of these outlines, please visit our student resources page.

Sample Program Outlines*

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1080 Introduction to Architecture and Enabling Skills The course serves as an introduction to architectural literacy.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1121 Architectural History and Theory 1 This course is concerned with the history of Western architecture, from antiquity to the present.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
Read more Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2101 Engineering Construction Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1101 Architectural Design Studio 1 This course lays down the disciplinary foundations for architectural design-must currently be enrolled in program 3261 Architectural Studies, 3268 Computational Design, or 3635 Civil Engineering with Architecture (Hons)
ARCH1142 Architectural Communications Introduces students to orthographic drawing, scale, digital drafting media and physical model making.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 Prereq: ENGG1300 and MATH1231/41. An introduction to the strength of materials: revision of statics and properties of sections.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations An introduction to the application of advanced analytical, statistical and numerical techniques.
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
FBE Elective Built Enviroment Elective Built Enviroment Elective

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1102 Architectural Design Studio 2 This course emphasizes how architectural space is configured and refined for use.
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering.
CVEN3303 Steel Structures Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
FBE Elective Built Enviroment Elective Built Enviroment Elective

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN3502 Water and Wastewater Engineering Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN4701 Planning Sustainable Infrastructure The course enables environmental engineers to analyse and design sustainable infrastructure to support the needs of regional economies and populations.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control This subject is an introduction to the general principles of the organisation and control of engineering operations.
CVEN3203 Applied Geotechnics and Engineering Geology Pre-requisite CVEN2201 or CVEN3202
CVEN4951 Research Thesis (1/3) Research Thesis (1/3)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3 More complex use requirements are examined through experimental design problems. Digital tools for aiding the iterative design process are introduced.
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering Refer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN4952 Research Thesis (2/3) Research Thesis (2/3)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
CVEN4953 Research Thesis (3/3) Research Thesis (3/3)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

* To find more information about the courses and to view the course outlines, see the programs page on the School of Civil Engineering website. The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.