Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/ Surveying

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UAC Code: 
425402
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
No
Intake term 3: 
Yes

What's it all about?

This double degree is designed to allow students to gain accreditation as both Engineers and Surveyors, which gives them flexibility in their future careers.The Civil Engineering degree provides students with an excellent grounding in theory and applications, through the study of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transport engineering and water engineering, as well as construction and management. The Surveying component prepares graduates for opportunities in the various branches of Surveying and the numerous Spatial Information disciplines. To this end, the degree covers general scientific and IT principles, as well as specialised Surveying and Spatial Information topics.

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Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Introduction to 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.
MATH1131 Mathematics 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A 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
L1 Elective L1 Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
MATH1231 Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering The course combines lectures, workshops and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include levelling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
MATS1101 Engineering Materials and Chemistry -

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2700 Foundations of Geodesy and Spatial Reference Frames Cartesian coordinate systems, applications of Cartesian coordinate transformations in surveying
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers An Introduction to the concepts within water engineering
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 An introduction to the strength of materials: revision of statics and properties of sections.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2002 Civil and Environmental Engineering Computations An introduction to the application of advanced analytical, statistical and numerical techniques
GMAT2500 Surveying Computations A Prerequisites: GMAT1110
DESN2000 Engineering Deisgn and Professional Practice DESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for further details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT2550 Surveying Computations B Prerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241
GMAT2120 Surveying and Geospatial Technology This course will cover some contemporary terrestrial surveying instruments and their use
CVEN2101 Engineering Construction -

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT3220 Geospatial Information Systems An overview of the components of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E 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
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D -
CVEN3303 Steel Structures -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN2303 Structural Analysis and Modelling -
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures -
CVEN3401 Sustainable Transport and Highway Engineering -

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3202 Soil Mechanics An introductory course to fundamentals of soil mechanics
CVEN3101 Engineering Operations and Control This subject is an introduction to the general principles of the organisation and control of engineering operations

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3203 Applied Geotechnics and Engineering Geology -
GMAT3150 Surveying Field Projects An off campus survey camp, where survey projects of substantial extent are carried out
GMAT3100 Surveying Applications and Design This course introduces the students to a wide variety of surveying applications undertaken as part of engineering projects

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3502 Water and Wastewater Engineering -
GMAT3700 Geodetic Positioning and Applications Introduction to GNSS other than GPS, including GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo
General Education General Education A Gen Ed course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GMAT3420 Cadastral Surveying and Land Law Introduction to the legal system in Australia and NSW
GMAT3500 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Introduction to the geometric and spectral properties of remotely sensed (satellite, aerial or terrestrial) images of the Earth's surface or objects

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4951 Research Thesis A Research Thesis 1/3
CVEN4050 Thesis A Students also have the option to take a three part Research Thesis (CVEN4951/CVEN4952/CVEN4953)
GMAT4400 Land Management Project -
CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4952 Research Thesis B Research Thesis 2/3
CVEN4051 Thesis B Students also have the option to take a three part Research Thesis (CVEN4951/CVEN4952/CVEN4953)
Professional Elective Professional Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4953 Research Thesis C Research Thesis 3/3
General Education General Education A Gen Ed course is any course that is not offered by the Faculty of Engineering

 

Course code Course name Notes