BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering - E410

1. Aim The aim of the degree programme is to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject of Civil Engineering and the potential to practise in a range of contexts, with an awareness of their responsibilities to society and the environment. Graduates should be capable of becoming a professional civil engineer in governmental, industrial and commercial organisations worldwide, follow a postgraduate route or apply the skills they have learnt in a range of other careers. Objectives The programme has been designed to enable students to ƒ solve civil engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and by using modern engineering techniques, skills and tools, particularly recognising the role that computers play in engineering; identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems, particularly the planning, design, construction and operation of systems, components or processes that meet specified performance, cost, time, safety and quality needs and objectives; obtain a broad education necessary to understand the impact of civil engineering solutions in a global, societal and environmental context consistent with the principles of sustainable development; design and conduct experiments and to analyse and interpret data within the various civil engineering disciplines; function and communicate effectively both individually and within multidisciplinary teams; obtain a solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and a recognition of the need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning; and experience an academic environment that facilitates and encourages learning and retention.

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General Entry Requirements As per General Entry Requirements for admission to the University for Undergraduate Degrees.

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Programme Requirements Credit in Chemistry at SC/ ‘O’ Level. 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Passes in Mathematics and one of the following subjects: Physics, Physical Science, Engineering Science, Physics with Chemistry, Design & Technology (Technology).

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Minimum Requirements for the Award of Degree Modules Engineering core Electives TOTAL • • Credits 122 9 131

For the degree award all core modules prescribed by the department must be completed. Industrial and vacation training must be completed satisfactorily for the award of the degree.

An overall total of 40% for combined assessment and written examination components would be required to pass the module. seminars and/or assignments and should include at least two (2) assignments/ tests per semester/year per module. Assessment Each module can either be taught in semester 1 only or in semester 2 only or throughout the two semesters. Modules wholly taught in one semester are termed semester modules whereas modules taught throughout two semesters are termed yearly modules. whether taught in semester 1 or in semester 2 or both. Written examinations for all modules. except for a Programme where the structure makes for other specific provision(s). The continuous assessment will count for 20% to 30% of the overall percentage mark of the module(s). Continuous assessment may be based on laboratory work.Note: Students who are unable to complete the BEng programme would be considered for the award of a Diploma in Civil Engineering provided that they attain a minimum of 60 credits as follows: Modules Engineering core Project TOTAL 5. without minimum thresholds within the individual continuous assessment and written examination. 4 Maximum (Years) 7 Credits 54 6 60 Credits per Year (subject to Regulation 5 above) Minimum: Maximum: 18 credits 48 credits Yearly modules and Semester Modules assessed jointly to be registered for only at the start of the module. at the beginning of the academic year. For modules being assessed jointly the marks for the two modules will be considered together and not the individual marks for each of the two modules. 7. Each yearly module will be assessed over 100 marks whereas each semester module may either be assessed singly over 100 marks or it may be combined with another semester module and assessed jointly over 100 marks with details as follows (unless otherwise specified): Assessment will be based on a written examination of 2 to 3-hour duration (normally a paper of 2 hour duration for modules carrying less or equal to 3.5 credits and 3 hour paper for modules carrying five-six credits) and on continuous assessment done during the semester or year. . Programme Duration Normal (Years) BEng (Hons) Degree: 6. There will be at least one compulsory class test for all modules taught in semester 1 at the end of semester 1 of the given academic year unless stated otherwise in the Programme Structure. will be carried out at the end of the academic year (unless otherwise stated).

In case of yearly modules.5 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 0+6 3+0 Credits 7 6 7 7 3 3 3 3 0 6 7 7 5 6. subject to approval of the Department.5 0 6 3 3 3 3 3 12 6 CIVE 3217(5) CIVE 3218(5) CIVE 3219(5) CIVE 4005Y(5) CIVE 4006Y(5) CIVE 4007Y(5) CIVE 4008Y(5) Introduction to GIS Building Services Traffic Engineering Civil Engineering Management Environmental Sanitation and Management Hydraulics and Water Resources Integrated Infrastructural Planning and Development 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 .E. class tests) will be arranged at the end of semester 1 or semester 2 for exchange students who have registered only for one semester. D.g. Modules of Special Nature A student can take a maximum of 9 credits of Self-Study Subjects and Independent Study. D.5 6 6. credits will be assigned on a pro-rata basis.5 3+0 3+0.5+1 3+1 3+1 D. 9. 3+0 3+1 3+1 2+1 3+0. O.E. List of Modules – BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering CORE MODULES Code CIVE 1001Y(1) CIVE 1002Y(1) CIVE 1004Y(1) CIVE 1005Y(1) MATHS 1111(1) MATHS 1211(1) CSE 1010e(1) COMS 1010(1) CIVE 1000 CIVE 2001Y(3) CIVE 2002Y(3) CIVE 2003Y(3) CIVE 2004Y(3) CIVE 2005Y(3) CIVE 2006Y(3) CIVE 2007Y(3) CIVE 3000 CIVE 3001Y(5) CIVE 3220(5) CIVE 3221(5) CIVE 3222(5) CIVE 3223(5) CIVE 4001Y(5) CIVE 4002Y(5) CIVE 4003Y(5) ELECTIVES Module Name Building Construction and Concrete Technology Engineering Materials and Engineering Geology Structural Analysis I Surveying Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Introduction to Information Technology Communication Skills Vacation Training Numerical Methods and Statistics Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics I Geotechnical Engineering I Highway and Traffic Engineering Structural Analysis II Structural Design I Industrial Training Civil Engineering Management and Economics Fluid Mechanics II Geotechnical Engineering II Structural Analysis III Wastewater Engineering Design Project Degree Project Structural Design II Hrs/Wk L+P 3+1 2. 8.E.Special examinations (e.E.

E.5 - 6 7 7 5 6.5 6 CIVE 2000D(3) 11.E.E.5 3+0 3+0.E.BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering YEAR 1 Code CORE CIVE 1001Y(1) CIVE 1002Y(1) CIVE 1004Y(1) CIVE 1005Y(1) CSE 1010e(1) MATH 1111(1) MATH 1211(1) COMS 1010(1) CIVE 1000 Building Construction and Concrete Technology Engineering Materials and Engineering Geology Structural Analysis I Surveying Introduction to Information Technology Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Communication Skills Vacation Training 3+1 2. D. D. 7 6 7 7 3 3 3 3 0 Module Name Hrs/Wk L+P Credits . List of Modules – Diploma in Civil Engineering CORE MODULES Code CIVE 1001Y(1) CIVE 1002Y(1) MATHS 1111(1) MATHS 1211(1) CIVE 1004Y(1) CIVE 1005Y(1) CSE 1010e(1) COMS 1010(1) CIVE 1000 Module Name Building Construction and Concrete Technology Engineering Materials and Engineering Geology Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Structural Analysis I Surveying Introduction to Information Technology Communication Skills Vacation Training Hrs/Wk L+P 3+1 2.E.E.E.5+1 3+1 3+1 O.5+1 D.10.E. - Credits 7 6 3 3 7 7 3 3 0 AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADDING TO AT LEAST 54 CREDITS CIVE 2001Y(3) CIVE 2002Y(3) CIVE 2003Y(3) CIVE 2004Y(3) CIVE 2005Y(3) CIVE 2006Y(3) CIVE 2007Y(3) AND Numerical Methods and Statistics Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics I Geotechnical Engineering I Highway and Traffic Engineering Structural Analysis II Structural Design I Diploma Project 3+0 3+1 3+1 2+1 3+0. D. Programme Plan . 3+1 3+1 O. D.5 6 6. D.

5 Module Name Hrs/Wk L+P Credits .5 6 7 7 5 6.5 6 6.YEAR 2 Code CORE CIVE 2001Y(3) CIVE 2002Y(3) CIVE 2003Y(3) CIVE 2004Y(3) CIVE 2005Y(3) CIVE 2006Y(3) CIVE 2007Y(3) Numerical Methods and Statistics Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics I Geotechnical Engineering I Highway and Traffic Engineering Structural Analysis II Structural Design I YEAR 3 Code CORE CIVE 3000 CIVE 3001Y(5) CIVE 3220(5) CIVE 3221(5) CIVE 3222(5) CIVE 3223(5) ELECTIVES CIVE 3217(5) CIVE 3218(5) CIVE 3219(5) Industrial Training Civil Engineering Management and Economics Fluid Mechanics II Geotechnical Engineering II Structural Analysis III Wastewater Engineering CHOOSE ONE FROM Introduction to GIS Building Services Traffic Engineering YEAR 4 Code CORE CIVE 4001Y(5) CIVE 4002Y(5) CIVE 4003Y(5) ELECTIVES CIVE 4005Y(5) CIVE 4006Y(5) CIVE 4007Y(5) CIVE 4008Y(5) Design Project Degree Project Structural Design II CHOOSE ONE FROM Civil Engineering Management Environmental Sanitation and Management Hydraulics and Water Resources Integrated Infrastructural Planning and Development 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 6 6 6 6 0+6 3+0 3 12 6 Module Name Hrs/Wk L+P Credits 3+0 3+0 3+0 3 3 3 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 3+0 0 6 3 3 3 3 Module Name Hrs/Wk L+P Credits 3+0 3+1 3+1 2+1 3+0.5 3+0 3+0.

SURVEYING Principles of Surveying. Slope and Deflection of Beams. Tension and Compression. Gauss-Legendre formulae.FLUID MECHANICS I Properties of Fluids. CIVE 2000D(3) . Geology of Mauritius. Measurement of Water Characteristics. Hydrodynamics. Introduction to Thermodynamics. CIVE 1000 . Section Properties. Optical and Electronic Distance Measurement. Pipe Flow. Probability. CIVE 2001Y(3) . Design of Experiments and Sampling Strategies. Estimation of Wastewater Flows and Design of Wastewater Collection System. Dimensional Analysis. Wastewater Characteristics. Ceramics and Composite Materials. Control Surveys. Components of Water Demand. Water Quality Standards for Specific Purposes. CIVE 1001Y(1) .VACATION TRAINING Students will have to satisfactorily complete 3 weeks of practical work in land surveying. electrical installation and AutoCAD. Moment-Area Method. Introduction to Architecture. Types of Structures and Structural Elements. use of Excel spreadsheet for statistical calculations. Plastic Deformation. Basic Law of Continuous Media. Concrete Mix Design and Quality Control. CIVE 1004Y(1) . Applications.NUMERICAL METHODS AND STATISTICS Numerical Solution of Linear Equations. Environmental Impacts of Wastewater Discharge. central limit theorem.BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Building Codes and Zoning. . Torsion. CIVE 1002Y(1) . categorical data. Theory of Errors and Survey Adjustments. General Geology. Engineering classification and physical properties of soils. Outline Syllabus This outline syllabus is not prescriptive and is intended to serve as a guide only. Materials Science . estimation.Crystal Structure. Euler Method.Hydraulic and Bituminous Binders. Aerial Photography. Forces in structure. regression on one explanatory variable.ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Water Quality. significance tests. distributions. Energy and Momentum Principles and Applications. Struts. Structural Behaviour and loading. Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete. Control and Detailed Survey.12. confidence intervals. Shearing Force and Bending Moment. Glass. Properties and Behaviour of Materials. Use of Software. Site Preparation and Layout. CIVE 1005Y(1) . Stresses in Beams and Columns. Hydrostatics. Stability of floating bodies. Moment Distribution. CIVE 2002Y(3) . Site investigation: objectives and methods of subsurface exploration. Techniques for solving first-order initial-value ordinary differential equations. Runge-Kutta Methods.ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Properties of Materials . 2-D Stresses and Strains.DIPLOMA PROJECT Student will work on a project under the guidance of a supervisor and will be trained to develop skills in the collection. Plastics. Techniques of numerical integration. Continuity. Pre-requisite (PR). Instability in numerical schemes. Unit Operations and Processes used in Water Treatment. Analysis of Pinned Jointed Frames. Note: Pre-requirement (PQ). Adjustments. evaluation and presentation of information. multiple regression. Constituent Materials. descriptive statistics. CIVE 2003Y(3) .STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS I Structures. Building Construction Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting. Second order initial-value ordinary differential equations.

Monopoly & Competition. CIVE 2006Y(3) .CIVIL ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS Structure of the Construction Industry. estimation of loads on different structural elements. and GIS as a decision making tool.HIGHWAY & TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Highway Planning. Ground improvements.GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II Earth pressure theory. Introduction to Hydrology. Design.INTRODUCTION TO GIS Data structures. planning and the environment. Frames and Subframe Analysis. CIVE 3221(5) . Maintenance and Management. Traffic Control and Management. Slope stability. Engineering Economics: Investment Appraisal Techniques. CIVE 3217(3) . Design of retaining structures. Design for Highway Traffic. Planning and Programming. Earthwork Calculations. Use of softwares. geographic data processing and reporting. steel. CIVE 2005Y(3) . Multiplier Effect. Open and Closed economies.TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Traffic Analysis and Forecasting.making: concepts.STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS II Arches. Specifications. Principles of Effective stress. Bearing capacity and settlement analysis.STRUCTURAL DESIGN I Introduction to structural design. Macroeconomics: National Income Accounting. Yield Line Analysis of Slabs. Permeability and Seepage. design of concrete and steel portal frames. Instability of Frames. Plates and Shell Theory. design of connections for timber and steel beams and columns.BUILDING SERVICES Mechanical and Electrical Services installed in Buildings: Procurement. applications to civil engineering. Use of software. Virtual Work and Energy Methods. CIVE 3219(5) . Pavement Design. Welfare Economics: Indifference curves. Shallow and deep foundations. Steady Uniform and Non-Uniform Open Channel Flow. Highway Construction Materials. Elements of Costing methods and Techniques. Traffic Studies and Surveys. Construction and Maintenance of Highways: Aims of Highway Engineering. Choices for the development of society. .CIVE 2004Y(3) . Estimating and Tendering.GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I Compaction. Flexibility (Matrix) Method. Accounting ratios. CIVE 2007Y(3) . Resource and Environmental economics. The objective is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to solve real world problems in civil engineering and to function within the organisational structure of the firm. Shear strength of soils.FLUID MECHANICS II Boundary Layer Theory. Road Design. Design of reinforced concrete. Strip Method of Slab Analysis. Accounting for decision. CIVE 3218(5) . Microeconomics: Supply and Demand Analysis. Contract Procurement. Stress paths. CIVE 3220(5) . steel and timber columns.INDUSTRIAL TRAINING Students will be attached to a firm for a period of at least 20 weeks. Assignment. timber and precast beams. Moving Loads and Influence Line. Introduction to different branches of Economics. design of reinforced concrete. Design project. Geometric Design and Setting Out. Applications of GIS in civil engineering. CIVE 3000 . Site Management. Highway Maintenance. Students have to perform satisfactorily in this module before qualifying for the award of the degree. Onedimensional consolidation theory. CIVE 3001Y(5) . Installation. Engineering properties and behaviour of rocks. Basic mechanics of soils. spatial referencing. Civil Engineering and Building Quantities.

Environmental Impact Assessments. Design of reinforced concrete bases.CIVE 3222(5) . Work Breakdown Structure. to use relevant codes and standards for a detailed design of the selected option. feasibility.DESIGN PROJECT Student will work in a team to solve a civil engineering problem involving analysis in areas of structural engineering. Site organisation. design of staircases. Introduction to the design of water retaining structures. and design of steel mezzanine. Standard Forms of Contract. Plastic Theory. Irrigation. Systems Approach to Infrastructure Planning. environmental engineering highway and traffic engineering and materials. Rotodynamic Machines. implementation.ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND MANAGEMENT Water related diseases and control measures. design of timber deck. Operational estimating and cash flow. Budgeting. Rainfall-Runoff modelling and Flood Frequency analysis.HYDRAULICS AND WATER RESOURCES Unsteady Flow in Bounded and Unbounded Systems. CIVE 4007Y(5) . Tender documents and Contract Documents. price increases. treatment and disposal of wastewater sludge. The origins of planning in Mauritius.INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Importance of Infrastructure Planning and Management. Environmental Norms (ISO 14000). Earned value analysis and cost variance. to produce main working drawings using CAD packages and to defend the solution during an oral presentation.STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS II Stiffness (Matrix) Method. Assignment. Social Aspects. CIVE 4002Y(5) . Contractor and Engineer.DEGREE PROJECT (will include 15 hours of lecture on Research Concepts and Methods) Student will work on an individual research-oriented project. Hydraulic Structures. ISO 9001. Quality. Obligations and Liabilities of Client. Hydrology and Water Resources. to select a design solution from a critical assessment of alternatives. Water abstraction and storage works. Feasibility. FIDIC Contract. On-site sanitation systems. Tracking of project in terms of time and cost. clear and accurate report. Environmental Legislation. Use of softwares. CIVE 4005Y(5) . general and Mauritian laws. Secondary and Tertiary treatment operations/processes. Instability of Trusses. National. CIVE 3223(5) . Environmental Compliance and Monitoring. Conception. Introduction to Dynamics. extras and claims. instructions. Law of Contract and Tort. Solid (domestic and hazardous) waste management: sources. office records. design of reinforced concrete and solid filled block wall. and use the most appropriate visual aids to make oral presentations of the research findings. Network Analysis. regional and local planning.WASTEWATER ENGINEERING Wastewater treatment plant design: Primary. Issues in Infrastructure Management. Planning procedures. geotechnical engineering. Appraisal. Retaining walls. Water resources. The student will be trained to develop skills in the collection. handling. Construction Management. Planning Legislations and organisations. Assignment. Contract Administration. The project will involve the student in a critical review of the literature. Quality Assurance. Use of project management software. Regional Infrastructure Development. Spatial Organisation and Multipurpose Infrastructure Planning. supervision and correspondence. evaluation and presentation of information. CIVE 4006Y(5) .CIVIL ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT Project Life Cycle. CIVE 4001Y(5) . Groundwater flow. CIVE 4008Y(5) . design of steel base plates. design of reinforced concrete slabs.STRUCTURAL DESIGN II Design of steel and timber trusses. develop communication skills by writing a concise. Primary and Secondary Effects of Infrastructure Development. Urban water drainage. Surface Runoff. CIVE 4003Y(5) . in defining the problem and preparing a research methodology. Environmental Management Systems and Implementation. fluid mechanics. . Wastewater reuse and recycling. preparation of plans for development and development control. treatment processes and disposal methods. Risk Management. Handling.

Secondary Storage. MATHS 1111(1) .COMMUNICATION SKILLS Writing skills. January 2010 . Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Complex numbers. Software Utilities. MATHS 1211(1) .INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT and Computers. Ordinary differential equations. Green’s theorem in the plane. Perception and listening skills. Systems Development. Solution of linear systems of equations. Hyperbolic functions. Line and multiple integrals. Computer Networks. The internet. Vector Analysis: Gradient. divergence and curl.MATHEMATICS 1 (PR: A-LEVEL MATHEMATICS) Calculus of one and several variables. Infinite Series: Comparison test and Ratio test for non-negative series. CSE 1010e(1) . Applications Software. triple products. Modes of speech delivery and presentation aids. Non-verbal communication. Polar coordinates. Stepping in the Computer. Input and Output Devices. Vector Algebra: Scalar and vector products. Limits. Computer Security.MATHEMATICS 2 (PR: A-LEVEL MATHEMATICS) Matrix Algebra: Matrices and determinants.COMS 1010(1) . Business and technical writing. Systems Software. Issues and Trends in IT. Divergence theorem and Stoke’s theorem. Programming. Speeches.