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CIV3907 Civil Systems Practice

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


Pre-requisite: CIV2503 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDNS or MENS


These days most engineering tasks require a "system approach". Knowledge, design skills, theory, equipment etc will have to be combined in a systematic way to complete a complex task. This course is a practical introduction to this approach. Elementary building blocks and theory covered in previous courses will be combined to design and develop more complex systems. Team work often goes hand in hand with a system approach; hence working in teams will be an essential part of this course. Systems that will be covered include structural systems such as concrete and steel, destructive and non-destructive testing, water and sewerage systems. Teams of students will cast and test a reinforced concrete beam and test the buckling strength of a steel column, and describe their behaviour. It will also include using various non-destructive equipments for structural testing and a visit to a water and sewerage treatment plant.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2014 External