Civil Engineering with Architecture

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425450
Assumed: 
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.

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*

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1080Introduction to Architecture and Enabling SkillsThe course serves as an introduction to architectural literacy.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents 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.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents 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.
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1121Architectural History and Theory 1This course is concerned with the history of Western architecture, from antiquity to the present.
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
Read moreEngineering ElectiveMATS1101 is a recommended L1 elective.

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN2101Engineering ConstructionRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
ENGG1000Engineering 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.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher 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.

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1101Architectural 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)
ARCH1142Architectural CommunicationsIntroduces students to orthographic drawing, scale, digital drafting media and physical model making.
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1Prereq: ENGG1300 and MATH1231/41. An introduction to the strength of materials: revision of statics and properties of sections.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN2002Engineering ComputationsAn introduction to the application of advanced analytical, statistical and numerical techniques.
CVEN2303Structural Analysis and ModellingRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
FBE ElectiveBuilt Enviroment ElectiveBuilt Enviroment Elective

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1102Architectural Design Studio 2This course emphasizes how architectural space is configured and refined for use.
CVEN3202Soil MechanicsAn introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics.
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis 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 codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG2500Fluid Mechanics for EngineersAn Introduction to the concepts within water engineering.
CVEN3303Steel StructuresRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
FBE ElectiveBuilt Enviroment ElectiveBuilt Enviroment Elective

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN3304Concrete StructuresRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN3502Water and Wastewater EngineeringRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN4701Planning Sustainable InfrastructureThe course enables environmental engineers to analyse and design sustainable infrastructure to support the needs of regional economies and populations.

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN3101Engineering Operations and ControlThis subject is an introduction to the general principles of the organisation and control of engineering operations.
CVEN3202Soil MechanicsRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN4951Research Thesis (1/3)Research Thesis (1/3)
CVEN4050Thesis AMust have completed 132 units of credit

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ARCH1201Architectural Design Studio 3More complex use requirements are examined through experimental design problems. Digital tools for aiding the iterative design process are introduced.
CVEN3501Water Resources EngineeringRefer to the UNSW Handbook.
CVEN4952Research Thesis (2/3)Research Thesis (2/3)
CVEN4051Thesis BYou must enrol in the Thesis B code that follows on from your Thesis A code.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveRecommendations for different degrees in link.
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveRecommendations for different degrees in link.
CVEN4953Research Thesis (3/3)Research Thesis (3/3)

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreIndustrial Training or Exchange OpportunityGain 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.