Along with planning, investigation, construction, and management, design work is a key element of civil engineering. This unit of study aims to give students design practice and skills in a number of areas of civil engineering, and to further develop a range of more generic skills including teamwork and communication. Students will work in small design teams to carry out two designs of varying focus and complexity, but drawn mainly from the areas of water and road engineering. Each design will typically involve data gathering, analysis, calculations, preparation of engineering drawings, a report and presentation. To increase student exposure to current real-world practice and requirements, at least one of these designs will be offered and run by an external civil engineering organisation in collaboration with the unit convenor.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):