ENCI413-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Integrated Civil Engineering Design

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


Integrated design of complex civil engineering projects; professional and teamwork analysis; economic, environmental, and bicultural issues; life-long learning.

Integrated Natural Resources Engineering Design is an essential course in your natural resources engineering education. Unlike the majority of your lecture courses that focus on providing you with the fundamentals of engineering science, whether it be in geomechanics, transportation, materials, hydrology or any of the other disciplines covered in your programme, Integrated Design aims to provide you with a realistic design experience, where only little new knowledge is taught and the focus is on application of knowledge and development of professional design skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify constraints and requirements given a client-focused design brief (including appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations).
  • Identify information requirements and select appropriate information from open literature.
  • Creatively develop and then evaluate systematically alternative solutions in all relevant contexts (e.g. economic, aesthetic, health and safety, environmental, cultural, and ethical).
  • Undertake analysis to confirm robustness of a proposed solution.
  • Describe the preferred solution in a coherent written form, with appropriate client focus, and defend those findings orally.
  • Understand how an engineer functions effectively within a diverse design team in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Apply engineering management principles (e.g. project timeline) to a design project.
  • Apply economic decision-analysis processes (e.g. present value analysis, economic risk evaluation) to a design project.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be bi-culturally competent and confident in a project typical for natural resources engineers.
  • Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in, independent learning in the broadest context of technological change.



ENCI313, ENNR313

Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Markus Pahlow


Frances Charters


Roger Chen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Calculations & drawings report (individual) 30%
Individual report 25%
Professional development report 5%
Team reflection report 5%
team report 30%
project management quiz 5%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,204.00

International fee $11,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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  • ENCI413-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020