Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview

Description

The project is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real-world design challenge relevant to the civil engineering, such as building and structural design. Students work in teams, typically with four to six members, and are supervised by an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams/individuals are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of the unit is the delivery of outcomes to a professional standard.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply technical knowledge, structural engineering synthesis and design processes, appropriate tools and problem-solving skills relevant to civil engineering to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project in structural design; (3) apply relevant standards, regulations, technical literature and safety requirements to a complex engineering project; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability; (6) communicate clearly, effectively and professionally using written, oral and visual means; and (7) contribute to a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project 1 (group work); (2) project 2 (individual); and (3) project 3 (individual). Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Yifan Zhou
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) (Civil Engineering specialisation)
and CIVL4404 Structural Steel
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and CIVL3404 Structural Steel Design
Co-requisites
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice (ID 2596)
Advisable prior study
ENSC3008 Structural Analysis
or CIVL2008 Structural Analysis
Contact hours
lectures and practical classes
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.