1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 60-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
Enrolment not permitted
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Topic description

This topic introduces the four core areas within civil engineering (Geomechanics, Structures, Transport and Water) and shows how each of the core areas forms part of integrated infrastructure systems and that entire systems needed to be considered in the design of a solution.

All four areas are discussed as well as engineering design principles, project costing, discounted cash flow and nett present value; application of PERT and probability theory in project scheduling; tendering and other decision making strategies.

Educational aims

This topic aims to give students an understanding of the various specialisations in civil engineering, an understanding of the engineering of transport and traffic systems, and a range of project management skills.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the range of civil engineering specialisations
  2. Understand transport and traffic systems
  3. Analyse, design, plan and manage transport and traffic systems
  4. Execute a range of project management skills

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.