Civil Engineering with Architecture

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425450
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
T3 Entry: 
No
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.

Double degrees

■  Doble 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 double 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*

Year 1

Term 1

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

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1300 Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
ARCH1121 Architectural History and Theory 1This course is concerned with the history of Western architecture, from antiquity to the present
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and ChemistryNone

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN2101 Engineering Constructionnan
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and InnovationA 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 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1BStudents 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

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1An introduction to the strength of materials: revision of statics and properties of sections.
ARCH1101 Architectural Design Studio 1This 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 CommunicationsIntroduces students to orthographic drawing, scale, digital drafting media and physical model making

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN2002 Engineering ComputationsAn introduction to the application of advanced analytical, statistical and numerical techniques
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelingnan
FBE Elective FBE Electivenan

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1102 Architectural Design Studio 2This course emphasizes how architectural space is configured and refined for use
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2EStudents enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanicsnan

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN3303 Steel Structuresnan
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for EngineersAn Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
CVEN3203 Applied GeotechnicsNone

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN4701 Planning Sustainable InfrastructureThe course enables environmental engineers to analyse and design sustainable infrastructure to support the needs of regional economies and populations
CVEN3304 Concrete Structuresnan
CVEN3502 Water and Wastewater Engineeringnan

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and ControlThis subject is an introduction to the general principles of the organisation and control of engineering operations
Professional Elective Professional Electivenan
CVEN4050 Thesis AStudents also have the option to take a three part Research Thesis (CVEN4951/CVEN4952/CVEN4953)

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3More complex use requirements are examined through experimental design problems. Digital tools for aiding the iterative design process are introduced
CVEN3501 Water Resource Engineeringnan
CVEN4051 Thesis BStudents also have the option to take a three part Research Thesis (CVEN4951/CVEN4952/CVEN4953)

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Professional Elective Professional Electivenan
FBE Elective FBE Electivenan

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Industrial Training Industrial TrainingStudents must complete 60 days of approved Industrial Training in order to graduate.

* 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.