Civil Engineering with Architecture

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425450
GE
96
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Sem 2 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.

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*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
ARCH1080 Introduction to Architecture and Enabling Skills The course serves as an introduction to architectural literacy.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment. HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN1300 Engineering Mechanics for Civil Engineers Introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics.
ARCH1121 Architectural History and Theory 1
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark of 65 or above.
Read more First Year Elective MATS1101 - Engineering Materials and Chemistry is recommended for this program

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1101 Architectural Design Studio 1 This studio lays down the disciplinary foundations for architectural design.
ARCH1142 Architectural Communications The course develops student skills in, and knowledge of, the modes and conventions of representing architectural forms, techniques and intentions.
CVEN2301 Mechanics of Solids for Civil Engineers Corequisite for this course is CVEN1300.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisite for this course is MATH1231 or MATH1241.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ARCH1102 Architectural Design Studio 2 Prerequisite for this course is ARCH1101.
CVEN2002 Engineering Computations Prerequisite for this course is MATH1231 or MATH1241.
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301.
CVEN2101 Engineering Construction An introduction to construction systems and processes.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2501 Principles of Water Engineering An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering. Assumed knowledge: CVEN1300 or equivalent.
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control This course covers the general principles of construction organisation and control of engineering operations.
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introduction to the fundamentals of soil mechanics.
CVEN3303 Steel Structures Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3203 Applied Geotechnics and Engineering Geology Prerequisites for this course are CVEN2201 or CVEN3202.
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures Prerequisites for this course are CVEN1300 and CVEN2301.
CVEN3502 Water and Wastewater Engineering Prerequisite for this course is CVEN2501.
Read more Discipline Elective (FBE) Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4040 Research Thesis A Prerequisite: Wam >70 + 132 UOC complete.
CVEN4050 Thesis A Prerequisite: 132 UOC complete.
ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3 Prerequisites for this course are ARCH1101 and ARCH1102 or ARCH1390.
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering An introduction to engineering hydrology and its application in water resources management and flood estimation.
CVEN4701 Planning Sustainable Infrastructure Prerequisite for this course is CVEN1701.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4041 Research Thesis B Prerequisite for this course is CVEN4040.
CVEN4051 Thesis B Prerequisite for this course is CVEN4050.
Read more Discipline Elective (CVEN) Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more Discipline Elective (FBE) Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more Discipline Elective (CVEN) Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

* 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.