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CS4005 - Civil Engineering Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Design - generally three projects covering structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental/hydraulics engineering. Where possible, these will be treated in an integrated way. In this subject, the designs will be more open-ended and oriented towards overall projects compared with earlier design subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • source, assess, and use design aids, codes and other data to assist in evaluation and decision making;
  • apply basic science and engineering fundamentals to the planning and design of engineering projects;
  • formulate, analyse, evaluate and make decisions on different design aspects of multipurpose projects;
  • function effectively as an individual, and as a manager or member of project design team;
  • design multipurpose civil engineering projects in the areas of hydraulic, structural, transportation, environmental and geotechnical engineering in consultation with other members in a team;
  • communicate design recommendations with engineers, managers, and project stakeholders.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Technical report - (85%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CS3001 AND CS3003 AND CS4001 AND CS4002


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Professor John Ginger
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 78 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.