2021 Professional Development Course Timetable

Architectural Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENAE601 Whole Building Behaviour and Performance
Building performance and its relationship to design, construction, occupant behaviour and the environment. Building performance regulations and the regulatory environment. Failure, success and value of building projects. Building performance assessment. Roles and responsibilities and liabilities. Collaboration and communication with project stakeholders.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE602 Collaborative Building Design Studio
Collaborative design of buildings and the use of digital tools. Creativity, communication and coordination in multidisciplinary design teams. Building information modelling strategies. Holistic approaches to building design.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE603 Structural Design Practice
Application of structural engineering principles and methods to the professional practice of structural design. Initiating and managing structural design projects. Concept, preliminary and developed structural design. Detailing and design for construction. Design for safety and sustainability.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE604 Structural Assessment and Retrofit
Structural damage and deterioration forensics. Seismic assessment procedures. Strengthening and structural retrofit design strategies and practice. Case studies of damaged and undamaged residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE605 Sustainable Building Design Practice
Sustainable building design philosophy, strategies and practice. Materials, water, airflow and energy in buildings. High-performance, low energy buildings. Building performance simulation. Coordination and integration with other building design disciplines.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE606 Building Modelling and Integrated Design
Digital methods for modelling, designing, simulating and visualising buildings. Application of digital methods for developing integrated solutions to complex building design and construction challenges.
Professor Larry Bellamy  Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE609 Building Envelope Design and Engineering
Building envelope design philosophy, strategies and practice. Heat, light and airflow through envelopes. Form, function, performance and value of facades. High-performance envelopes for resilient and sustainable buildings.
 Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE610 Building Sustainability Assessment
Building sustainability performance metrics. Modelling, measurement and survey methods for sustainability assessment of buildings. Retrofit, behaviour management and operational schemes for improving building sustainability.
Professor Larry Bellamy Yes 1 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.
ENAE620 Integrated Building Design Project
Research for innovative building designs. Case studies of integrated building design solutions. Individual and team research and design projects.
Professor Larry Bellamy  Yes 1 and 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.

Civil Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENCI689 Special Topic: Advanced Reinforced Concrete
Studies of the behaviour and strength of reinforced concrete structures and elements, long-term volumetric changes, deflections, shear, bond, cracking, ‘progressive’ collapse, response to impulsive and cyclic demands. Review of historical and state-of-the-art research and pertinent literature. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of existing structures and the background, use, and limitations of present design specifications and evaluation methods.
Professor Santiago Pujol Yes 1 To be confirmed.
ENCI657 Special Topic: Habitation Systems for Extreme Environments
This course has been cancelled in 2021 due to low enrolments.
Life support systems; fundamentals of ecosystem services; overview of human adaptation to extreme environments; development of technological life support systems; outpost establishment; use of alternative materials for construction; planetary and space fundamentals. This postgraduate course provides an overview on some of the fundamental requirements for establishing and maintaining habitats in extreme environments. The extreme environments can range from long term submersibles through to Antarctic settlements and even Martian habitats.
Associate Professor Allan Scott No 1  

Construction Management

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENCI601 Risk Management
Risk concepts; context and perceptions; risk identification, analysis, evaluation and treatment; quantitative and qualitative risk analysis; ethical issues and risk communication; applications and case studies.
Dr Daniel van der Walt Yes 1 Intensive 1: 12-13 March 
Intensive 2: 6-7 May
ENCM620 Construction Procurement and Contract Administration
Construction procurement processes, contract fundamentals and responsibilities, contract administration, integrated project delivery, analysis of trends in procurement and contract administration.
Dr Brian Guo Yes 1 Intensive 1: 18-19 March Intensive 2: 29-30 April 
ENCM630 Project Management, Planning and Control Techniques
Project management techniques, managing project resources, controlling the project, analysis of trends in project management.
Dr Brian Guo Yes 1 Intensive 1: 1-2 March Intensive 2: 22-23 April 
ENCM650 Cost Engineering
Work break-down structure; project cost scoping; cost databases; pricing & indexing; feasibility & conceptual estimating; quantity surveying (earthworks, pavements, structures); variation order scoping; contingencies; stochastic estimating; industry trends.
Dr Eric Scheepbouwer Yes 2 Intensive 1: 13-14 August Intensive 2: 24-25 
September
ENCM676 Construction Equipment and Heavy Construction Methods
Selection and acquisition of construction equipment; understanding of the factors affecting the selection, scheduling and use of heavy construction equipment; application of engineering fundamentals, construction engineering and management knowledge and construction engineering and management knowledge to solve problems encountered with construction equipment and to design construction processes that involve the use of equipment.
Dr Daniel van der Walt Yes 2 Intensive 1: 29-30 July Intensive 2: 2-3 September

Earthquake Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENEQ610 Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis
Fundamental aspects of earthquakes and faulting, terminology for characterisation of earthquake faults, locating earthquakes, and frequency of earthquake occurrence. Strong ground motion recording and analysis, characterisation of strong ground motion in terms of intensity measures and empirical prediction models. Seismic hazard analysis and the development of design ground motions. Selection and modification of as-recorded ground motions for input in seismic response history analyses. Theoretical considerations in wave propagation and seismic site response analysis. Simulation of strong ground motion time series using deterministic and stochastic methods.
Professor Brendon Bradley Yes 1 This course will be running fully online.
ENEQ620 Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Manifestation and evaluation of soil liquefaction, related ground deformation, and lateral spreading. Effects on shallow foundations, analysis and design of piles, effects on buried pipe networks. Advanced liquefaction analysis. Seismic assessment of geotechnical structures within the performance-based framework.
Professor Misko Cubrinovski No 2 Intensive 1: 16-18 August Intensive 2: 13-15 September 
ENEQ623 Finite Element Analysis of Structures
Strong, weak, Galerkin, and matrix forms of differential equations; accuracy and characteristics of finite element solutions; isoparametric elements; 1d, 2d, and 3d linear elasticity problems; dynamic analysis of structures with lumped and distributed mass; introduction to nonlinear analysis.
Dr Reagan Chandramohan Yes 1 Intensive 1: 1-3 March Intensive 2: 29-31 March
ENEQ624 Nonlinear Structural Analysis and Dynamics
Principles of nonlinear structural analysis.
Dr Chin-Long Lee No 1 Intensive 1: 12-13 April Intensive 2: 14-15 June
ENEQ629 Special Topic: Seismic Soil Structure Interaction
Fundamental concepts and theory of seismic soil-structure interaction (SSI), with special focus on the analytical and numerical tools currently available to account for such problems in earthquake engineering practice. Inertial interaction (system behaviour, impedance functions); kinematic interaction (slab averaging, embedment effects, piles foundations, use of transfer functions); models and methods of analysis (substructure and direct approaches; macroelement concept; critical comparison of different methods); accounting for SSI in the design of reinforced concrete bridges and wall buildings via force-based methods, displacement based methods, and response history analysis.
Dr Chris McGann No 2 Intensive 1: 1-2 November Intensive 2: 22-23 November
ENEQ633 Special Topic: Advanced Timber Structures
Seismic design of multi-storey timber buildings and recent research and development in timber structures applications. Review of conventional and specialised structural timber products and systems (solid sawn timber, engineered timber products including glulam, CLT and LVL, light-timber frame systems for mid-rise residential buildings, multi-storey mass timber construction). Advanced design methods of conventional and innovative connection systems using dowel-type fasteners, carpentry joints, glued-in rods, and self-tapping screws, etc. Advanced seismic design of lateral load resisting systems in multi-storey timber buildings including braced frames, moment resisting frames, post-tensioned structures, and timber-steel hybrid structures. It also covers the fundamentals of capacity design, ductility, overstrength concepts , and displacement-based design.
Dr Minghao Li  Yes 1 Intensive 1: 10-11 May Intensive 2: 31 May-1 June 
ENEQ640 Displacement-based Design of Low Damage Structures 
Alternative design philosophies and solutions for the seismic design of low-damage structures. Analysis and design criteria for buildings. Introduction to base-isolation, viscous dampers, PRESSS-Technology and the hybrid (rocking-dissipative) system concept. Introduction to and application of Displacement Based Design (DBD). Simplified modelling techniques using lumped plasticity approach. Connection between floor-diaphragm and lateral resisting systems. Capacity Design: Issues and solutions. Examples of on- site applications worldwide in low-, medium- or high-seismic areas. Constructability aspects, sequence and detailing.
Professor Stefano Pampanin  No 2 Intensive 1: 6-7 September Intensive 2: 20-21 September
ENEQ650 Advanced Steel and Composite Structures
Behaviour and design of steel plate shear walls, buckling restrained braces, low-damage systems. Composite steel-concrete structures, stability issues, fatigue, cold-formed structures.
Associate Professor Gregory MacRae No 2 Intensive 1: 12-13 July Intensive 2: 30-31 August
ENEQ682 Special Topic: Ground Improvement Techniques
Ground improvement techniques review and design; Field soil testing and investigation review and interpretation; seismic hazards assessment and remediation; reclaimed land techniques.
Associate Professor Gabriele Chiaro No 1 Intensive 1: 8-9 June Intensive 2: 28-30 June

Fire Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENFE601 Structural Fire Engineering
Introduction to specific fire engineering design of buildings. Active and passive fire protection. Severity of post-flashover fires. Fire resistance of steel, concrete and timber structures.
Associate Professor Anthony Abu No 1 Intensive 1: 24-26 March Intensive 2: 19-21 May
Tutorials: Tuesday 1-2pm in S1
ENFE602 Fire Dynamics
Introduction to heat transfer problems in fire engineering including steady state and transient conduction, convection and radiation. Fundamentals of burning objects from combustion chemistry, ignition, flame spread, flame heights and fire plumes.
Professor Charles Fleischmann No 1 Intensive 1: 10-12 March Intensive 2: 21-23 April
ENFE603 Fire Safety Systems
Fire detection and alarm systems. Suppression systems. Fire extinguishment. Smoke control systems. Integration of fire safety systems with building services.
Professor Daniel Nilsson No 2 Intensive 1: 5-7 July Intensive 2: 11-13 August
ENFE605 Fire Safety Engineering Design
Building fire safety legislation and design framework; Societal expectation of life safety and property protection; Prescriptive and performance-based fire engineering design approaches; Application of qualitative and quantitative fire engineering analysis.
Dr Dennis Pau No Full Year To be confirmed.
ENFE610 Advanced Fire Dynamics
Fundamentals of compartment fires modelling from correlations to Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling. Basics of compartment fire dynamics from radiation enhanced combustion to ventilation limited burning. Application of computer fire modelling to compartment fires with BRISK (zone model) and FDS (CFD model).
Professor Charles Fleischmann No 2 Intensive: 12-16 July
ENFE615 Human Behaviour in Fire
Examination and interaction of the individual with the fire-created environment. Behaviour of building occupants. How human behaviour issues are incorporated in building design.
Professor Daniel Nilsson No 1 Intensive 1: 4-5 March Intensive 2: 5-6 May
ENFE618 Advanced Structural Fire Engineering
Major structural fire events and their implications; Material properties at elevated temperatures; Global modelling of structures in fire; Joints at elevated temperatures; Robustness of structures in fire.
Associate Professor Anthony Abu  No 2 Intensive: 23-27 August Tutorials: Monday 10-11 during S2

Renewable Energy

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENNR423 Sustainable Energy Systems
Energy systems analysis, modelling, and design. Solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal resources. Demand management. Low-energy buildings. Global and local perspectives.
Dr Ian Mason No 1 Lectures: Wednesdays 12-2pm, Thursdays 12-2pm in S1
ENCN623 Energy Systems Modelling and Analysis
Critical analysis of 100% renewable energy systems; advanced energy system modelling; analysis and application of selected software for energy system modelling including EnergyPlan, Systems Advisor Model (SAM) and modelling of photovoltaic-diesel systems (ASIM).
Dr Ian Mason No 2 Lectures: Tuesdays 1-3pm in S2
ENCN625 Wind Resource Modelling
Analytical and numerical modelling experience for wind resource assessment; application of numerical weather prediction models for wind energy; understanding the role of complex terrain and weather systems in wind energy variability; Develop theoretical and practical knowledge for wind resource spatial modelling.
Dr Marwan Katurji No 2 Lectures: 9-11am Tuesdays in S2
Lab: Mondays 11am-1pm, 4 weeks in S2
ENGR621 Energy, Technology and Society
The roles of civil, natural resources, electrical, mechanical, chemical/process engineering, environmental psychology, sociology and economics in the multi-disciplinary subject of energy engineering; the application of thermodynamics and electricity in energy system conceptual design, advanced concepts in economics comparing paradigms such as classical, neo-classical and steady-state economics; the decoupling of economic growth from energy consumption; energy poverty and energy services.
Dr Ian Mason No 1 Lectures: Tuesdays 2-4pm in S1
ENEL667 Renewable Electricity System Design
Energy, electricity, emissions, environment and the thrust for renewable energy; power electronic tools for the grid integration of renewable energy sources; wind power, solar power, geothermal power, biomass and waste power; energy storage and distributed generation; relationships with iwi, the role of our indigenous population on renewable energy projects.
Dr Andrew Lapthorn No 2 Lectures: Mondays 2-4pm in S2

Transportation Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENTR602 Accident Reduction and Prevention
Impact on society; data analysis and interpretation; hazardous location identification; problem diagnosis; treatment options; treatment selection; economic appraisal; evaluation.
Emeritus Professor Alan Nicholson No 1 Intensive 1: 4-5 March Intensive 2: 15-16 April
ENTR608 Special Topic: Traffic Management and Monitoring
This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of traffic network estimation techniques, including control theory, traffic estimation and traffic control techniques using a variety of simulation and software packages. This course is expected to develop student skills to the level where the student understands the theory behind traffic control and can identify, diagnose and manage traffic flow problems.
Dr Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani No 2 Intensive 1: 19-20 August Intensive 2: 16-17 September
ENTR615 Advanced Traffic Flow Theory and Simulation
Advanced principles of modelling traffic flow dynamics; basic concepts of model based real-time traffic flow estimation using loop detector data (i.e. Kalman filter); principles of traffic signal design at an isolated intersection and in a network.
Dr Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani No 2 Intensive 1: 22-23 July Intensive 2: 5-6 August
ENTR616 Transport Planning and Modelling
Urban transport planning models; geographic information systems; travel demand modelling and prediction; project appraisal; advanced traffic/transport modelling.
Emeritus Professor Alan Nicholson No 1 Intensive 1: 8-9 April
Intensive 2: 13-14 May

Water Engineering

Code Course Name and Description Coordinator Online Option Semester Block Course Dates
ENCI634 Engineering Chemistry for Water Systems
Application of principles of physical chemistry to the description and composition of natural waters and engineering treatment of drinking water and wastewater. Studies of acid/base chemistry, complexation, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction potential chemistry.
Professor Mark Milke Yes 1 Intensive 1: 1-2 March
Intensive 2: 13-14 May
ENCI646 Flood Analysis, Modelling and Management
Extreme value statistics; Flood modelling and uncertainty assessment; Flood protection; Risk assessment; Damage cost estimation.
Dr Markus Pahlow Yes 1 Intensive 1: 10-11 March
Intensive 2: 3-5 May
ENCI648 Special Topic: Water Demand and Supply
Estimation of water demand and supply through measurement (in situ and remote sensing), statistical and stochastic analysis and modelling; optimisation of water allocation and costs in different contexts.
Dr Tonny de Vries and Professor Tom Cochrane Yes 1 Intensive 1: 18-19 March
Intensive 2: 20-21 May
ENCI677 Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Biological processes and complementary physical/chemical processes. Assessment and design of suspended growth, biofilm, and membrane technologies. Modelling approaches and advanced laboratory procedures.
Dr Ricardo Bello Mendoza No 2 Please see the course timetable on the Course Information Page.

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