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50 point program
|Core subjects (37.5 points)|
|Port Access and NavigationCore||12.5|
Port Access and Navigation
The subject examines the management ship traffic in a Port/Harbour. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of a former ship Captain and Harbour Master. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures. Topics include: Wave theory and marine forecasting; Vessel types and handling; Navigational aids; Underkeel clearance; Channel design; Port safety; Port Organization.
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Dredging is an excavation activity carried out underwater for keeping waterways navigable, beach nourishment and land reclamation. The subject examines Dredging Engineering Fundamentals such as dredging techniques, disposal of dredge material, basic dredge laws, sediment re-suspension and environment aspects. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of problems by combining cutting-edge research in Maritime and Coastal Engineering and strong engagement of eminent industry-based lecturers from major Australian Port Authorities. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures. The subject will provide students with a solid groun...
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|Port and Harbour EngineeringCore||12.5|
Port and Harbour Engineering
The subject examines Port/Harbour Planning & Design Fundamentals. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of problems and issues relevant for port and harbour engineering. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of eminent industry-based lecturers from world leading firms. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures. The subject will provide students with a solid grounding in the technologies, concepts, methods & hydrodynamic theories used in the planning, design & construction of harbour facilities. Topics include: The business of ports; S...
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|Electives (select one)|
There is a need for civil engineers to increase their knowledge and skills in freight systems since they are actively involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of a range of freight infrastructure such as roads, bridges and ports. Civil engineers require expertise in freight systems to reduce the social and environmental costs from freight including safety, noise and emissions. Training in freight systems also provides opportunities for freight networks to become more productive and efficient increasing economic benefits for society. Freight infrastructure allows the freight system to operate, facilitating vital components of our economy, including product...
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|Building Information ModelingElective||12.5|
Building Information Modeling
In the past few years, the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has observed the evolution of simple 2D drafting programs into integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) based on 3D spatial technologies. In this subject, students will learn how BIM is used to model, store and visualise architectural, structural, and facilities components of an infrastructure in 3D. Students will also learn how adding time and cost information to BIM allows AEC to foster collaboration in designing infrastructures, minimize the risk of construction errors and optimise the maintenance of them. The subject is of particular relevance to students wishing to establish a career in civil e...
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The subject examines in-depth the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions. It also provides an introduction to wave and hydrodynamics modelling as a support for engineering applications. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of problems by combining cutting-edge research in Maritime and Coastal Engineering and industry applications. The subject will provide students with a solid grounding in wave physics that is essential to evaluate the environmental impact on design and operation of marine structures. Topics include: Linear wave theory; Second-order wave theory; Wave Spectrum; Tides; Wave Measurements; Ne...
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|Port Structural DesignElective||12.5|
Port Structural Design
The subject examines Port/Harbour infrastructures. It provides an in-depth overview of problems and issues relevant for port and harbour engineering. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of eminent industry-based lecturers from world leading firms. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures. Topics include: Design Process; Environmental loads and design values; Planning; Fenders; Deck and piles; Wharves and jetties; Geotechnical issues; Breakwater design; Construction process.
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|Environmental Management ISO 14000Elective||12.5|
Environmental Management ISO 14000
Environmental Management ISO 14000 aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to apply and help develop environmental management systems. The subject builds on the student’s knowledge of risk management, such as that gained in CVEN30008 Risk Analysis, and develops their ability to identify, assess and manage environmental risk that arises from the construction and operation of manufacturing or infrastructure facilities. It also builds on knowledge about sustainability such as is learnt in the subject CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering, and other management systems such as those learnt in CVEN90045 Engineering Project Implementation.At the conclusion of the subjec...
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|Satellite Positioning SystemsElective||12.5|
Satellite Positioning Systems
In this subject students will learn the theory and applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as the Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The subject focuses on high precision GNSS, their design and fundamental operational characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, error sources and mitigation, measurement and data processing techniques. It is a pre requisite for the subject GEOM90039 Advanced Surveying and Mapping. The subject is of broad relevance to students with an interest in technology or to those specifically wishing to establish a career in engineering, mining or cadastral surveying, but is also relevant to a range of mapping, spatial, land surveying and civil e...
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