Civil Engineering
For a standard enrolment plan for Civil Engineering visit cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/viewdegreepage/name/BE(Civil)
Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

Civil Engineering 

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering are required to gain credit for the core units of study set out below. Any additional credit necessary to satisfy the degree requirement of not less than 192 credit points shall be gained by completing additional elective units of study, as recommended by the School (as set out below).  
Core units of study (all streams except Project Management) 

First year 

MATH1001 Differential Calculus 
3  A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 N MATH1011, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1111, ENVX1001 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 
3  A HSC Mathematics or MATH1111 N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
ENGG1800 Engineering Disciplines (Intro) Stream A 
6  Semester 1 

ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 
6  N INFO1000, COSC1001, COSC1002, INFO1003 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
PHYS1001 Physics 1 (Regular) 
6  A HSC Physics C Recommended concurrent Units of Study: (MATH1001/MATH1901, MATH1002/MATH1902) N PHYS1002, PHYS1901, EDUH1017 
Semester 1 
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 
3  A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 or a credit or higher in MATH1111 N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907 
Semester 2 Summer Main 
MATH1005 Statistics 
3  A HSC Mathematics N MATH1015, MATH1905, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010, ENVX1001 
Semester 2 Summer Main 
ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 
6  N ENGG1960 
Semester 2 Summer Main Winter Main 
ENGG1803 Professional Engineering 1 
6  N ENGG1061 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
GEOL1501 Engineering Geology 1 
6  A No previous knowledge of Geology assumed N GEOL1002, GEOL1902, GEOS1003, GEOS1903 
Semester 2 
Second year 

MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus 
6  P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) N MATH2001, MATH2901, MATH2002, MATH2902, MATH2961, MATH2067 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
CIVL2110 Materials 
6  N AMME2302 
Semester 1 
CIVL2810 Engineering Construction and Surveying 
6  A MATH1001, MATH1002, MATH1003, MATH1005 
Semester 1 
CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics 
6  A From ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, students should be competent in the following areas. 1. The concept of force and momentum equilibrium in two and three dimensions. 2. Drawing free body diagrams. 3. Establishing and solving the equations of equilibrium from the FBD. 4. Setting out solutions logically, clearly and neatly. Students should be competent incertain mathematical skills. 1. Solving algebraic equations. 2. Differentiation and integration (including double integrals). 3. Drawing graphs of polynomials (especially) and other mathematical function. 4. Trigonometry. P ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics N AMME2301 
Semester 1 
CIVL2230 Intro to Structural Concepts and Design 
6  A ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, CIVL2110 Materials CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics 
Semester 2 
CIVL2410 Soil Mechanics 
6  A CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and GEOL1501 Engineering Geology 
Semester 2 
CIVL2611 Introductory Fluid Mechanics 
6  A MATH1001 Differential Calculus, ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics 
Semester 2 
Third year 

CIVL3205 Concrete Structures 1 
6  A CIVL2110 Materials, CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics, CIVL2230 Intro to Structural Concepts and Design 
Semester 1 
CIVL3612 Fluid Mechanics 
6  A ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics, MATH2061  Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus, CIVL2201  Structural Mechanics, CIVL2611  Fluid Mechanics: Inviscid Flow 
Semester 1 
CIVL3010 Engineering and Society 
6  A ENGG1803 Professional Engineering 1 
Semester 1 
CIVL3812 Project Appraisal 
6  A MATH1005 
Semester 1 
CIVL3206 Steel Structures 1 
6  A CIVL2110 Materials, CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics, CIVL2230 Intro to Structural Concepts and Design 
Semester 2 
Fourth year 

CIVL4811 Engineering Design and Construction 
6  A CIVL2810 Engineering Construction and Survey 
Semester 1 
CIVL4903 Civil Engineering Design 
6  A CIVL3205 Concrete Structures 1 and CIVL3206 Steel Structures 1. 
Semester 2 
ENGG4000 Practical Experience 
P 36 Credit Points of Senior Units Students should have completed three years of their BE program before enrolling in this unit. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 

Students must select 12cp from the following block of units. 

Students enrol in either Honours Thesis A&B or Engineering Project A&B. For enrolment in Honours an ISWAM of 65% or greater is required.  
CIVL4022 Honours Thesis A 
6  P 30 credit points of Senior Units of Study, ISWAM 65 or over Note: Department permission required for enrolment Result is based on completion of CIVL4022, CIVL4023. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CIVL4023 Honours Thesis B 
6  P 30 credit points of Senior units of study and successful completion of CIVL4022  Honours Thesis A Note: Department permission required for enrolment Result is based on completion of CIVL4022, CIVL4023. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CIVL4024 Engineering Project A 
6  P 30 Credit Points of Senior Units of Study Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2, Result is based on completion of CIVL4024, CIVL4025. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CIVL4025 Engineering Project B 
6  P 30 Credit Points of Senior Units of Study and successful completion of CIVL4024 Engineering Project A N CIVL4022, CIVL4023 Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1, Result is based on completion of CIVL4024, CIVL4025. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Notes 

1. Students in the Honours program must enrol in CIVL4022 & CIVL4023, students in the Pass Program must enrol in CIVL4024 & CIVL4025.  
2. With special permission from the Director of Learning and Teaching, Civil Engineering, it is possible to take Honours Thesis A and Engineering Project A in semester 2 and Honours Thesis B and Engineering Project B in semester 1.  
3. For core units of study offered by other than the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, any assumed knowledge, prerequisite and corequisite requirements will be as prescribed by the Faculty.  
Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies relating to Civil Engineering (except Project Engineering Management) 

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering are expected to complete all the core units (144 credit points). They are also required to gain at least 18 credit points from the 3rd year Civil recommended elective units of study listed below, and 18 credit points from fourth year Civil recommended elective units of study listed below. The remaining 12 credit points can be obtained from any of the listed elective units or from units of study in other Faculties subject to approval from the Director of the Learning and Teaching Civil Engineering.  
Candidates for one of the combined degree programs (that is, Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Project Management or Bachelor of Commerce) are required to complete all of the core units of study listed above (144 credit points), This total of 144 credit points (plus 12 credit points of electives from the list of electives below for combined degrees with Bachelor of Arts) is only sufficient to be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering as part of an approved combined degree program. The remaining credit points for the combined degree will be taken in the appropriate Faculty (Arts, Science, Law or Economics) or BPM core unit tables and candidates should refer to the Joint Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the relevant faculty requirements.  
Candidates taking a combined degree with Science or Medical Science may count the Science subjects in the Civil Engineering core to their 96 credits points of Science subjects. Electives from the list below should be taken to complete 144 credit points of Engineering subjects.  
Candidates taking a combined degree with Design in Architecture please see the separate Table of core units of study.  
To meet specialisation requirements for either Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering, students must enrol in at least 3 electives from the relevant stream listed below and undertake a thesis in a related topic. Students may enrol in a maximum of 4 electives from the Construction Engineering and Management stream.  
Construction Engineering and Management Stream: CIVL3805, CIVL3813, CIVL4810, CIVL4814, CIVL4815.  
Structural Engineering Stream: CIVL3235, CIVL5266, CIVL5269, CIVL5458  
Environmental Stream: CIVL5351, CIVL5458, CIVL5668  
Geotechnical Engineering Stream: CIVL3411, CIVL5351, CIVL5452, CIVL5458  
Most Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level units of study subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met.  
Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from the relevant department before enrolling.  
Acceptable alternative units of study 

The Faculty has prescribed the following acceptable alternatives to core units of study listed in the above specialisation requirements:  
GEOL1501 Engineering Geology 1 (6cps), acceptable alternative: GEOL1001 and GEOL1002  
Recommended elective units of study 

Second year 

CIVL2511 Research Techniques 
6  A CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics, ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 
Semester 2 
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 
6  P MATH(1011 or 1001 or 1901 or 1906) and MATH(1014 or 1002 or 1902) and MATH(1003 or 1903 or 1907) N MATH2005, MATH2905, MATH2965, MATH2067 
Semester 2 Summer Main 
Third year 

CIVL3235 Structural Analysis 
6  A CIVL2110, CIVL2230 and MATH2061 
Semester 2 
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering 
6  A CIVL2410 Soil Mechanics 
Semester 2 
CIVL3614 Hydrology 
6  A ENGG1802 AND CIVL3612 AND MATH2061 P CIVL2611 
Semester 2 
CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 
6  A CIVL2810 Engineering Construction and Surveying 
Semester 2 
Fourth year 

CIVL3813 Contracts Formulation and Management 
6  A CIVL3805 Project Scope, Cost & Time Management. Students are expected to have grasped the concepts of basic legal and management principles and the understanding of construction and engineering terminologies. As there is no any prerequisite courses for this UoS, without prior knowledge student can perform exceptionally well with regular attendance and participation in course activities. 
Semester 2 
CIVL4810 Mgmnt of People, Quality and Risk in PE 
6  A CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management. Students are expected to have understood and applied basic tools for project scope, cost and time management for projects as taught in (CIVL3805)or equivalent courses. 
Semester 2 
CIVL4814 Project Procurement and Tendering 
6  A CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management 
Semester 2 
CIVL4815 Project Formulation 
6  P CIVL3805 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management, CIVL3812 Project Appraisal 
Semester 1 
CIVL5266 Steel Structures  Stability 
6  Semester 1 

CIVL5269 Concrete Structures  Strength & Service 
6  Semester 2 

CIVL5351 Geoenvironmental Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

CIVL5452 Foundation Engineering 
6  Semester 2 

CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

CIVL5668 Wind Engineering for DesignFundamentals 
6  Semester 1 

CIVL5670 Reservoir Stream & Coastal Eng 
6  Semester 1 

Notes 

1. Choice of electives as shown in the above table will depend upon subject availability, timetabling and prerequisite conditions.  
2. For the BE (Civil) degree students must take at least 18 elective credit points of study from the recommended Civil Third Year level and 18 elective credit points from the recommended Civil Fourth Year electives. The remaining 12 credit points can be obtained from any of the listed elective units or from units of study in other Faculties subject to approval from the Director of the Learning and Teaching, Civil Engineering.  
Exchange units of study 

CIVL0011, CIVL0012, CIVL0013, CIVL0014, CIVL0015, CIVL0016, CIVL0017 AND CIVL0018 are available for exchange study programs. 