CIV4212 - Civil and environmental engineering practice - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Ms Pippa Connolly (Clayton)
Dr Raghunandan (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Civil engineering students: CIV3221, (CIV3222 OR CIV3284), CIV3247, CIV3248 CIV3264 AND CIV3283)

Environmental engineering students: (CIV3264 OR CIV3285), ENE3048, ENE3606


This is a capstone unit drawing together the material taught in previous units. The objective is to utilise this knowledge to undertake a multi-disciplinary open ended design task for a specified civil engineering development, in groups, mirroring the expectations of working in professional practice. The design project will vary from year to year but will include aspects of structural, water, geomechanics, environmental engineering and transport design with an emphasis on sustainable design.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Appraise a multidisciplinary engineering project brief as part of a design team.
  2. Generate concept designs that meet multidisciplinary criteria as part of a team.
  3. Design components of a multi-disciplinary engineering project.
  4. Construct construction-standard details and drawings of the design.
  5. Generate oral, written and visual communication skills suitable for professional practice.


Written and oral project submissions: 100%

Workload requirements

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

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