Electives

All single BE (Civil) degrees (including any specialist stream) consists of:

  • 144 cp core Civil units,
  • 18 cp of 3rd year "A" electives,
  • 18 cp of 4th year "B" electives,
  • 12 cp of general electives ("free electives"). The first 6 credit points are usually taken in year 2 semester 2. The second 6 credit points are usually taken in 4th year. They may be either a civil engineering subject or a non-civil engineering subject. They may also be taken during any summer or winter school.

Students in a specialist stream must choose at least 3 electives from their stream.

Civil Electives

1st Year

  • For students enrolled in Civil Engineering there are no electives
  • For students enrolled in Flexible 1st year one elective subject must be chosen. If you are expecting to move into Civil Engineering then it would sensible to choose GEOL1501 Engineering Geology. However, you are free to choose any elective.

2nd year (semester 2)

  • Students who enrolled in flexible first year who didn't take Engineering Geology as their elective in 1st year must enrol in GEOL1501 Engineering Geology
  • Students who have completed GEOL1501 have a "Free Elective". This can be taken from anywhere in the University provided that you meet pre-requisite requirements. (UOS outside the Engineering Faculty require approval of School Director of Undergraduate Studies).

  • Students who have obtained Distinction average in 1st year may be invited to take Advanced Engineering ENGG2062.

3rd & 4th Year

  • 3rd year: Students have to select three UOS in 2nd semester from the "A" set of electives below:
  • 4th year: Students have to select 3 UOS from the "B" set of electives.
  Structures Stream Geotechnical Stream Environmental Stream Construction Management Stream*
A CIVL3235
Structural Analysis
CIVL3411
Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL3614
Hydrology

CIVL3613 Ocean & Coastal Engineering
(2010 & prior only)
CIVL3805
Project Scope, Time & Cost Management
B Semester 1
CIVL5266
Steel Structures Stability

CIVL5458
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Semester 2
CIVL5269
Concrete Structures - Serviceability & Strength
Semester 1
CIVL5351
Geoenvironmental Engineering

CIVL5458
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Semester 2
CIVL5452
Foundation Engineering
Semester 1
CIVL5351
Geoenvironmental Engineering

CIVL5668
Wind Engineering for Design-Fundamentals

CIVL5670
Reservoir Stream & Coastal Eng
Semester 1
CIVL4815
Project Formulation

Semester 2
CIVL3813
Contracts Formulation & Management

CIVL4810
Management of People, Quality and Risk in Project Engineering

CIVL4814
Project Procurement & Tendering
*Students cannot do more than four Construction Management Stream electives, even as a free elective.

General ("Free") Electives

What units are allowed as free electives?

  • Any Civil elective (except that you may not do more than 4 Construction stream electives).
  • Many units from other engineering schools may be chosen, provided they meet the conditions below.
  • Approved units from other faculties: view list of pre-approved free electives

The following conditions apply to free electives:

  • The level of the unit of study is appropriate (eg students would not normally be permitted to do a 3rd year unit of study in the 2nd year elective spot, however you can do a 1st year unit as an elective in 4th year.)
  • You fulfil any of the prerequisites for that unit of study
  • The content is mutually exclusive from other civil engineering subjects (eg you could not do an introductory MATLAB course, because this was already covered in ENGG1801).
  • If the unit of study is on the view list of pre-approved free electives, you may enrol in MyUni.

If the unit of study is not on the Approved elective list, please contact Undergraduate Administrative Assistant, Cynthia Papangelis, to seek the approval of the School Director of Undergraduate Studies, outlining why you believe this unit will benefit your degree.

Electives in Combined Degrees

Generally there are no Civil or free electives in combined degrees, except:

  • Arts: The BE/BA degree has 12cp of "additional" electives, which must be either Civil and/or Arts units (see the "Requirements" section in CUSP.
  • Science: In the BE/BSc program some core Civil subjects may count to both the science and the engineering degrees (eg MATH1001). For all subjects which fall in this category the student must make up an equal number of credit points of additional Civil electives and/or Science subjects.
  • Project Management: In the BE/BPM program the core civil unit CIVL3812 Project Appraisal does not count for credit in the combined degree and must be replaced with any Civil elective*. In addition some core Civil subjects may count to both the project management and the engineering degrees (eg MATH1001), and for all subjects which fall in this category the student must make up an equal number of credit points with either additional Civil subjects* or Project Management subjects.
    *Note that Civil Construction Management Electives may not be chosen (refer to CUSP).

Civil Project Engineering and Management degree - Electives

A total of 6 elective UOS are required. Four of these must be taken from Civil Engineering units and the remaining two are free electives. view list of view list of pre-approved free electives

Due to scheduling of units and assumed knowledge requirements we recommend the following for PEM students:

  • Year 3 Semester 1: Pick one of the following
    CIVL3205 Concrete 1
    CIVL3612 Fluids Mechanics
  • Year 3 Semester 2: Students have to select two UOS in 2nd semester from
    CIVL3206 Steel Structures
    CIVL3235 Structural Analysis
    CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering
    CIVL3614 Hydrology
    CIVL2511 Research Techniques
  • 4th year: Pick one of any of the remaining CIVL units provided you have done the required assumed knowledge.