Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Professor Frank Collins


To carry out the design for a specified civil engineering development. The design project will vary from year to year but will include aspects of structural, water, geomechanics and transport design.


On successful completion of this unit, student should be able to:

  1. evaluate a multidisciplinary engineering project brief as part of a design team
  2. develop concept designs that meet multidisciplinary criteria as part of a team
  3. design components of a multi-disciplinary engineering project
  4. produce construction-standard details and drawings of the design
  5. develop oral, written and visual communication skills


Written, oral project submissions and interview: 100%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

4 hours of practical and 8 hours of private study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


(CIV3221 and CIV3222) or (CIV3247 and CIV3248) or CIV3264 or CIV3283