Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Civil engineering encompasses a diversity of specialty sub-disciplines, the major ones of which are: structural, water resources, environmental, construction, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Within Australia, there are numerous civil engineering past and present projects that played a pivotal role in the development of the nation as it is today. In this unit students will investigate the role of the engineer in a key Australian project, the infrastructure and workforce the engineer had to work with, and the implications that the completion of the project had on the affected communities. The unit is designed around project-based learning through which the student will develop a range of generic skills together with experience in complex problem solving and an appreciation of the complete cycle of a project.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only students enrolled in the Master of Civil Engineering (Sustainable Infrastructure) are permitted to enrol in this unit.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Group meetings"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Group Project Report3000 words per student65
Individual/ group seminar presentation10 minutes per student (750 words equivalent)15
Project Report Summary introduction/ structure of group report500 words10
Site Visit Report500 words10