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UNIVERSITY OF CANTER
BURY

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

CUAP
Proposal
-
New Qualification/Subject


201
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Section A

Proposal Description

Purpose of the proposal

To establish a suite of endorsements for postgraduate qualifications in Engineering, namely:

1.

A new
endorsement for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering qualification [PGCertEng (Earthquake
Engineering)]

2.

A new endorsement for the Master of Engineering Studies qualification [MEngSt (Earthquake

Engineering
)]

3.

A new endorsement for the Master of
Engineering Qualification [ME (Earthquake Engineering)]

4.

A new subject area for the Doctor of Philosophy qualification PhD (Earthquake Engineering)

Justification

The increasing demands on society regarding the performance of
geotechnical and structural syst
ems

subject to
earthquakes is requiring increasing complex means of designing and constructing
systems

to be capable of sustaining
the
se earthquake
-
imposed

demands. Current undergraduate education in earthquake engineering (via the BE

(Hons) in
Civil Engi
neering) is insufficient to provide practising engineers with the level of knowledge to be able to confidently and
efficiently design and assess structures for earthquake

resistance
. This insufficiency of current education is a result of
both a reduction
in the quantity of earthquake
-
engineering related material in the BE

(Hons


Civil)
curriculum
(due to
the increasing breadth of Civil Engineering), as well as the increase in complexity of earthquake
-
engineering methods
that are not becoming contemporary
in practice.

The Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department has a well established reputation of excellence in earthquake
engineering
-
related research and teaching, and is therefore well placed to offer such qualifications. The proposed
qualific
ations
have
strong support from industry and the profession, as evidenced by the attached letters of support.

The proposed programme will be part of a suite of specialist postgraduate programmes (including the well established
programmes in Fire Engineerin
g and Transportation Engineering), which the Department of Civil and Natural Resources
Engineering will offer to those engineers wishing to specialise in a particular area of engineering.

The proposed programme is consistent with the strategic and planning

goals of the University of Canterbury. The
University Profile notes a strategic emphasis on “increasing postgraduate enrolments and completions”, consistent with
the Tertiary Education Strategy Priority of increasing postgraduate student numbers. The prop
osed postgraduate
programme will contribute to these goals. The proposed programme, which entails both postgraduate courses and
research theses, will also contribute to the UC strategic goal of consolidating and maintaining excellence in curricula,
teachin
g and learning to standards appropriate to an international research
-
led university.

The Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department’s Strategic Plan identifies our mission as:

1.

To provide high quality education for undergraduate and postgraduate
students from NZ and overseas. It strives
to offer a nationally and internationally recognised undergraduate curriculum that is taught by dedicated
educators, and to provide a vibrant research environment led by researchers with international reputations a
nd
strong supervisory skills.

2.

To provide professional civil and natural resources engineering expertise to the NZ and international
communities through relevant research and consulting activities.

The Department has been meeting these goals for many years,

resulting in our reputation, both within NZ and overseas,
for the excellent quality of our graduates and research.

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Nearly all the courses in the proposed programme are already offered as part of the existing Masters programmes in
Civil Engineering. There
is a strong and growing demand for specialist postgraduate qualifications to be named or
endorsed, to reflect the area of specialisation, and the proposed new endorsements will achieve this.

The proposed programme consists of
four

options. Two (the 0.5 EFT
S Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

and the
1.0 EFTS Master of Engineering Studies) are fully taught options (i.e. they do not involve a substantial

research
comp
onent), while the other (the 1.375

EFTS Master of Engineering) involves some coursework
plus a

substantial
research component. Based on industry input, it is expected that most students will not pursue a

research degree, but it
is deemed important to offer this option for the better students, if the programme is to be

research
-
led.

Finally, t
he PhD
will provide for those students wishing to specialise in earthquake engineering research.

The PGCertEng will allow
postgraduate

students to exit with a qualification if they are unable or unwilling to complete
the coursework requirements of

the ME
ngSt or the research component requirements of the ME. It will also provide an
entry point for students

who wish to complete an MEngSt or ME, but who do not meet the entry requirements for these
degrees; they

can enrol for a PGCertEng and transfer to an
MEngSt or ME if they demonstrate sufficient interest and

aptitude. The PGCertEng will also provide for those students not wishing to specialise to the same extent as

Masters’
students.
It is

expected that some students will enrol for Certificates of Profi
ciency in individual
courses
, as part of
meeting

Continuing Professional Development requirements, and it is expected that some of these will continue on and

complete either a PGCertEng or MEngSt.

The following courses are proposed:



ENEQ

610: Engineering
Seismology (0.1
25

EFTS)



ENEQ

620:
Advanced
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (0.1
25
EFTS)



ENEQ

640:
Displacement
-
b
ased
Seismic
Design of Damage
-
Resisting Concrete Structures

(0.1
25
EFTS)



ENEQ

641: Non
-
linear Concrete Mechanics and Modelling techniques
(0.125EFTS)



ENEQ

650:
Advanced Steel and Composite Structures

(0.1
25
EFTS)



ENEQ

670:
Seismic
Structural Bridge Engineering (0.1
25
EFTS)



ENEQ

680:
S
eismic performance and loss
estimation
(0.125 EFTS)



ENEQ

690: Earthquake Engineering
ME
Thesis (1.0EFTS)



ENEQ

691: Special Topic

in Earthquake Engineering

(0.
125

EFTS)



ENEQ

692: Special Topic

in Earthquake Engineering

(0.
125
EFTS)



ENEQ

790: Earthquake Engineering
PhD

(3.0EFTS)


The EN
EQ

610, EN
EQ

620, EN
EQ

64
0
, ENEQ641
,
ENEQ650,
and EN
EQ 67
0 courses have been
offered and run

currently

within the existing PGCertEng (Civil Engineering), MEngSt (Civil Engineering) and ME (Civil Engineering) programmes (as
ENCI617, ENCI620, ENCI615,
ENCI630,
ENCI611,
and
ENCI629
, respectively
)
.

Students enrolled in the ME (
Earthquake

Engineering
) will be required to complete the

1.0 EFTS thesis
, while students enrolled in the PhD (Earthquake

Engineering
) will be required to complete the 3.0 EFTS thesis
.


Additional
earthquake engineering

courses will be offered from time to

time as Special Topics. Students will,

with the
approval of the Programme Director, be permitted to enrol in the Special Topics or other relevant

courses in the Civil or
Transport postgraduate programmes, including:


ENCI

601: Risk Assessment (0.1
25

EFTS
)

• ENCI

621: Concrete Materials and Practice (0.1
25
EFTS)

All ENEQ courses, as well as those Special Topics and relevant courses noted above are considered ‘core courses’

and
will be included in Schedule B

of the ME regulations
.

The
earthquake engineering

endorsement will
have the following
require
ments for the proposed qualifications
:

For a Postgraduate Certificate 0.5 EFTS of coursework must be completed:



A minimum of 0.250

EFTS
or 2 15 point courses are to be selected
from the core courses
; and

0.
250

EFTS

or 2 15
point courses
being from
core courses
,

other 400 or 600 level courses offered by the Department
,

or

with the
approval of

the Programme Director, from other Departments or Schools.

For a Master of Engineering Studies, 1.0 EFTS coursework must
be completed:

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A minimum of
0.6
25

EFTS

or 5, 15 point courses are to be

selected

from the
core courses
;

0.375

EFTS

or 3, 15
point courses

being from core courses,
from other 400 or 600 level courses offered by the Department or, with
the approval of

the
Programme Director, fro
m other Departments or Schools.

For the Master of Engineering students
1.375

EFTS of coursework and research must be completed:



0.
375

EFTS

or 3
, 15 point courses

chosen from the core courses
;



1.0 EFTS

(minimum)

of research (EN
EQ

690).

For the Doctor of Philosophy students 3.0 EFTS of research must be completed:



3.0 EFTS

(minimum)

of
earthquake
-
engineering
research (ENEQ 790).

Where possible, t
he core courses will be taught in block
-
mode, to enable the participation of practising
Professional
Engineers

wanting to increase their knowledge by studying part
-
time, typically
taking one
/two

course
(s)

per semester
.

It is intended that the taught courses be research
-
led, so that some students will be inspired to pursue a research

Masters

o
r subsequently a PhD
. The connections with industry will facilitate the pursuit of research which is relevant

to
industry
. Such research adds to the

body of knowledge at both the academic and professional level, and it is expected
that senior practising

pr
ofessionals will assist with research supervision. The results of the research will

in turn be fed
back into the course content.

The Department typically has five or more senior academics visiting each year, for periods of three months or

more
(often funde
d via Visiting Erskine Fellowships). It is expected that there will generally be
at least one

earthquake
engineering

specialist visiting each year, and presenting block
-
courses within the proposed
earthquake engineering

programme.

The proposed programme
will advance the

earthquake engineering

discipline through increasing the level of

expertise
in
both research and

industry, and by providing a more comprehensive and

up
-
to
-
date coverage of the issues facing
earthquake engineering

professionals in New Zeala
nd. In this way, it

will help to produce students who are well placed
to deal with these issues within the profession. The proposal

will allow for a greater range of people to obtain either a
general or a specialist qualification in this key industry

area.

Acceptability

The proposed programme has strong support for the industry/profession, with letters of support form:



Industry Regulators (The Department of Building and Housing)



Engineering Consultants (CPG consultants
, Dunning Thornton Consultants
)

The
proposal was also sent out for internal consultation to stakeholders as per the UC consultation process. Feedback
was received from

Professor Tim Davies from the D
epartment of Geological Sciences

indicating the Department
supported this proposal
.


Goals o
f the programme

The aim of the postgraduate earthquake engineering programme is to increase the number of professional engineers in
New Zealand with earthquake engineering
-
specific training through a sound pedagogical programme of advanced
tertiary educati
on which will attract graduates who wish to work in the earthquake engineering field.

The goals of the programme are to produce graduates with:



advanced skills in earthquake engineering, sufficient to meet the needs of the engineering profession and
indust
ry;



a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts and theories upon which seismic design and assessment of
structures and infrastructure are founded, to enable them to address both current problems and problems
arising from rising community expectations;



a

good knowledge of current policies and practices (in NZ and overseas), their strengths and weaknesses, and
the processes for improving them.

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Graduate
P
rofile

Structure of the Programmes

The regulations for the three qualifications will follow those for
the existing qualifications, except for the individual
courses to be completed.

The academic content of the programme is designed to emphasise the following attributes:



Intellectual rigour in analysis of earthquake engineering problems



Objectivity, clarity
, independence and flexible thinking.



Clarity and fluency in oral and written communication with professionals and the public.



An awareness of the diversity of objectives by stakeholders.



Mastery of skills required by practising professional earthquake eng
ineers.


Post
g
raduate Certificate in Engineering (CUAP Approved)

Outline

The goal of this qualification is to provide a significantly improved suite of postgraduate degree options for students
wishing to undertake postgraduate study in engineering at the U
niversity of Canterbury, particularly for those
undertaking part
-
time study. The PGCertEng is aimed at current or future professional engineers wishing to develop
high
er

level technical skills. It will provide an entry point for students who may wish to undertake a Masters degree in
the future, but who currently do not have the requisite skills or background. A demonstration of good performance in
this programme may allow

students to transfer to a Masters degree. Conversely, a PGCertEng qualification may also
provide Masters’ students who do not successfully complete their degrees with an “exit point”, allowing them to obtain
some credit for their efforts.

Learning Outcome
s

The graduates from the PGCertEng qualification will demonstrate the following attributes:



Sound

knowledge of the fundamental principles, and application of these principles, in an engineering discipline.



Breadth of knowledge in an engineering discipline.



The ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.



Ability to apply their knowledge to new and complex engineering problems.



Recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.



An ethical approach to engineering practice.

Particular Attributes Gain
ed in Earthquake Engineering

The aim of the PGCertEng (Earthquake

Engineering
) is to provide a major boost in the education and training of
earthquake engineering, and make a substantial contribution to remedying NZ’s earthquake engineering skills shortage
.

Goals of the Programme

To produce graduates with:



Advanced skills in earthquake engineering.



A sound g
rounding in the fundamental concepts and theories upon which seismic design and assessment are
founded.



Able to a
ddress solutions arising from rising community expectations of
seismic performance
.



Knowledge of current practices (in NZ and overseas), their strengths and weaknesses, and the processes for
improving them.

Graduate Profile

The graduates will demonstrate t
he following attributes:



Analysis of earthquake engineering projects to maximise the effectiveness of various systems.



Objectivity, clarity, independence and flexibility thinking.



An awareness of the diversity of objectives by stakeholders.



A sound
retention

of skills required by practising professional earthquake engineers.

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Master of Engineering Studies (CUAP Approved)

Outline

The MEngSt is an advanced programme of engineering education that is aimed at current, or future, professional
engineers wi
shing to develop high level technical skills. It is
not research focussed, although taught courses students are
be enrolled in will exhibit a teaching
-
research nexus
. This programme also provides an entry point for students who may
wish to undertake an ME
degree in the future, but who currently do not have the requisite skills or background. A
demonstration of good performance in this programme may allow students to transfer to the ME degree.


Learning Outcomes

The graduates from the MEngSt degree will dem
onstrate the following attributes:



Advanced knowledge of the fundamental principles, and application of these principles, in an

engineering
discipline.



Breadth of knowledge in an engineering discipline.



The ability to communicate in a clear and concise man
ner.



The ability to undertake independent study.



The ability to apply their knowledge to new and complex engineering problems.



Recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.



An ethical approach to engineering practice.

Particular Attributes Gained in
Earthquake Engineering

The aim of the
MEngSt (E
arthquake
E
ngineering
)

programme is to provide a major boost

in the education and training of
earthquake

engineers at a high level of competence as a substantial

contribution to remedying NZ’s
earthquake
engin
eering

skills shortage.

Goals of the Programme

To produce graduates with:



A wide range of advanced skills in earthquake engineering.



Grounding in the fundamental concepts and theories upon which seismic design and assessment are founded.



Address solutions
arising from rising community expectations regarding seismic performance.



Advanced knowledge of current practices (in NZ and overseas), their strengths and weaknesses, and the
processes for improving them.



Ability to critique and evaluate existing and new
approaches and research in earthquake engineering.

Graduate Profile

The graduates will demonstrate the following attributes:



Analysis of earthquake engineering projects to maximise the effectiveness of various systems.



Objectivity, clarity, independence an
d flexibility thinking.



Identify and work alongside stakeholders with diverse of objectives.



An awareness of the diversity of objectives by stakeholders.



Mastery of skills required by practising professional earthquake engineers.



Demonstrate innovative
approaches to earthquake engineering challenges
.


Master of Engineering (CUAP Approved)

Outline

The ME degree is a specialised postgraduate research degree based around a master’s thesis. It aims to provide a
research focussed learning environment in which

students can develop their independent problem solving skills through
supervised research. Study in a number of advanced engineering courses will provide each student with key technical
knowledge that will enhance, and support, their research activities.
The specific choice of courses and the selection of a
research topic are determined by the student’s choice of specialisation (endorsement).

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Learning Outcomes

The graduates from the ME degree will demonstrate the following attributes:



Advanced knowledge of

the fundamental principles, and application of these principles, in their area of
specialisation.



The ability to design and undertake a research programme in their area of specialisation, and to critique the
research published by others.



Strong
communication skills, in particular written communication skills.



The ability to undertake independent study.



The ability to apply their knowledge to new and complex engineering problems.



Recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.



An ethical appro
ach to engineering practice.


Particular Attributes gained in Earthquake Engineering

The goal of the
ME (
Earthquake Engineering
)

programme is to provide education, training and research ability of
earthquake engineers at a high level of competence as a substantial contribution to remedying NZ’s earthquake
engineering
research
skills shortage.

Goals of the Programme

To produce gradu
ates with:



A wide range of advanced s
kills in earthquake engineering, particularly the application of novel and innovative
concepts.



A grounding in the fundamental and advanced concepts and theories upon which seismic design and
assessment are founded.



Add
ress solutions arising from rising community expectations of seismic performance.



Advanced knowledge of current earthquake engineering practices (in NZ and overseas), their strengths and
weaknesses, and the processes for improving them.



Ability to critique

and evaluate existing and new approaches and research in
earthquake engineering
.



Undertake research on issues and ideas that add to the body of knowledge for
earthquake

engineers.

Graduate Profile

The graduates will demonstrate the following attributes:



D
emonstrate objectivity, clarity, independence and flexibility.



Identify and work alongside stakeholders with diverse of objectives.



Mastery of skills required by practising professional
earthquake

Engineers.



Demonstrate innovative approaches to
earthquake
engineering

challenges.



Demonstrate research ability in

earthquake engineering
.


Doctor of Philosophy (CUAP Approved)

Outline

The PhD degree is a specialised postgraduate research degree based around a doctoral thesis. It aims to provide a
rigorous research focussed learning environment in which students can develop their independent problem solving skills
through supervised rese
arch with renowned research leaders.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of their programme of study, students who have been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy will
have demonstrated the ability to:



Create knowledge through original research in their
areas of specialization.



Produce a dissertation, or equivalent, that demonstrates personal integration of, and original intellectual
contribution to, a field of knowledge within their
chosen subject of Accounting, Taxation, or Information
Systems
.

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Particular Attributes gained in Earthquake Engineering

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy in the Earthquake Engineering programme is to provide
an advanced research
capability
of earthquake engineers
with a

high level of competence
.

Goals of the Programm
e

To produce graduates with:



A
broad

range of advanced skills in earthquake engineering.



A
robust education

in the fundamental and advanced concepts and theories upon which seismic design and
assessment are founded.



Advanced knowledge of current earthquake

engineering practices (in NZ and overseas), their strengths and
weaknesses, and the processes for improving them.



Ability to critique and evaluate existing and new approaches and research in earthquake engineering.



Undertake research on issues and ideas t
hat add to the body of knowledge for earthquake engineers.

Graduate Profile

The graduates will demonstrate the following attributes:



Demonstrate objectivity, clarity, independence and flexibility.



Mastery of skills required by practising professional
earthquake Engineers.



Demonstrate innovative approaches to earthquake engineering challenges.



Demonstrate research ability in earthquake engineering.

Outcome statement

The proposed postgraduate qualifications are specifically focused on earthquake engineer
ing. There is a sign
i
ficant
demand for personnel with such expertise in private consulting as well as local and regional territorial authorities and
research and development institutes. As a result, it is expected that graduates of these qualifications will be highly
regarded

and employable.

Programme overview

The postgraduate programmes in earthquake engineering comprise a combination of taught courses and novel research
theses. The PGCertEng and MEngSt are taught
-
course qualifications (with a little emphasis on independen
t
research).
The ME comprises 0.375
EFTS of taught courses and a (minimum) 1.0EFTS research thesis. The PhD comprise
s

a
(minimum) 3.0EFTS research thesis.

Proposed teaching/delivery methods

Teaching and delivery methods
,

where possible
,

will be in block
-
m
ode. Block
-
mode courses will involve:



Intensive face
-
to
-
face all
-
day lecturing blocks, with self directed study, reading and assessment work through
the semester.



Block courses will consist of lectures, tutorials, group work and simulations and presentatio
ns



Self directed study will consist of critical reading and evaluation.



Course notes will be provided to the students, with additional material available via the Moodle on
-
line learning
system. Moodle will also be used to facilitate class communications. G
enerally there will be no required texts for
these courses, as students will be required to access and use a wide range of information sources.


Block
-
mode teaching will be supplemented with distance
-
learning methods for
all

courses. These will

involve:



Reading designated lecture and tutorial material, completing assignments and may include group work

and
presentations.



Contact with lecturers will be via email, phone and teleconferencing.

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Course notes will be provided to the students, with additional mate
rial available via the Moodle on
-
line

learning
system. Moodle will also be used to facilitate class communications and discussions.



Generally there will be no required texts for these courses as students will be required to access and use

a wide
range of i
nformation sources.

Assessment procedures

The Earthquake Engineering core courses have been successfully run as courses within the Civil Engineering
postgraduate programme in
previous years. These courses will be assessed

using

a mixture of assignments (b
oth
individual and/or
group) and also a formal exam (
oral and/or written).

Where a ME thesis is presented
,

it will comply with the requirements of the University of Canterbury Masters Thesis
regulations and requirements.

Where a PhD thesis is presented
it will comply with the requirements of the University of Canterbury Doctor of
Philosophy Thesis regulations and requirements.

Predicted student numbers/EFTS

At present postgraduate courses in Civil Engineering (ENCI) with an earthquake
-
engineering focus h
ave student
numbers in the range 10
-
30. It is expected that this demand will increase as a result of the earthquakes in Canterbury
and the subsequent desire for up
-
skilling by industry.

Resources

The resources required by the proposed programme will be pr
ovided principally through the existing postgraduate
structure of the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department.

At present there are nine permanent academic staff, and two
-
fixed term staff, whose principal area of research is
earthquake engineeri
ng.

The department often also has Erskine and other visiting fellows who will be expected to contribute to teaching in the
core earthquake engineering courses.

Plans for monitoring programme quality

The
PGCertEng
(Earthquake

Engineering
), MEngSt (Earthqu
ake

Engineering
), ME (Earthquake

Engineering
), and PhD
(Earthquake

Engineering
) programmes will be regularly reviewed by an Industry Liaison Committee, who will typically
meet twice
-
yearly to evaluate the programme structure and course offering.

Visiting academics assisting with the programme will be requested to provide feedback on the programme and how it
compares with similar programmes with which they are involved overseas. Similarly, the Department of Civil and
Natural Resources has links wit
h other Departments around the world offering Earthquake Engineering programmes,
and the Earthquake Engineering staff will be expected to use those links to benchmark the proposed programme with
those other programmes.

Conventional university course surv
eys will also be performed to ensure excellence in taught courses.

All Earthquake Engineering programmes will be subject to the normal UC graduating year and full reviews

Proposed new regulations and prescriptions (use the Calendar Form at the end
of Secti
on

A)

Confirmation that Section B has been prepared and is available to CUAP on request

Section B has been prepared and is available on request.

Calendar Form


New Qualification Regulations

2012 UC Calendar page 163.


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The appropriate sections of the regulations follow, the complete regulations can be found in proposal
10
.

The Degree of Master of Engineering (ME)

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.


4.

Endorsements

The degree of Master of Engineering (ME) m
ay be awarded endorsed in the following subjects: Bioengineering, Chemical and Process
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Earthquake Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and
Mechanical Engineering.


(*
Subject to UNZ
CUAP approval due December 2012)

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Engineering (Endorsed)

Earthquake Engineering

(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)

Thesis: ENEQ690 and 45 points from the Earthquake Engineering course l
ist listed in schedule B of the ME Regulations

Note: candidates with an insufficient academic background in earthquake engineering may be required to take a bridging course

or
courses prior to being approved into the programme.

Schedule B to the Regulatio
ns for the Degree of

Master of Engineering (Endorsed)

Note: Not all courses may be available in a given discipline in any year.


Earthquake Engineering

(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)

ENCI601 Risk Management

ENCI621 Concrete Materials and

Practice

ENEQ610: Engineering Seismology

ENEQ620: Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

ENEQ640: Displaced Based Design of Damage
-
Resisting Concrete Structures

ENEQ641: Non
-
linear Concrete Mechanics and Modelling techniques

ENEQ650: Advanced Steel
and Composite Structures

ENEQ670: Structural Bridge Engineering

ENEQ680: Seismic performance and loss estimation

Notes:

Not all courses will be offered in any one year. Students are advised to contact the College of Engineering for an up to date

list of co
urses
offered.

Special topics are available in Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering *Electrical and E
lectronic
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics and Transport Engineering. Students are advis
ed to contact the
departments for more information on special topics.

With the approval of the Director of the Construction Management Programme, students may credit up to two courses offered in
the
Construction Management Programme at the University of Au
ckland


*(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)


The Degree of Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt)

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

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1.
Degree Programmes

Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Engineering Studies shall follow a course of study approved by the Dean of Engine
ering and
Forestry and Director of Postgraduate Studies as laid down in these Regulations, or those consistent with the regulations

in the relevant
Calendar at the time they began their candidacy. In special circumstances the Dean of Engineering and Forestry may modify spe
cific
aspects of the degree regulations for individual candidates.


(a) The degree of Master of Engineering Studie
s (MEngSt) is offered by the Departments of Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil and
Natural Resources Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Mathematics and Statistics
and Mechanical Engineering.

(b) It may be awarded endorsed in the followi
ng subjects:

i.

Civil Engineering

ii.

Construction Management

iii.

Earthquake Engineering*

iv.

Engineering Mathematics*

(separate proposal)

v.

Fire Engineering

vi.

Mechanical Engineering

*(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)



Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of

Master of Engineering Studies (endorsed)

Earthquake Engineering

Courses with a total course weighting of not less than 75 points shall be selected from the Earthquake Engineering course lis
t listed
in Schedule

B of the Master of Engineering regulations.

(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)


Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (PGCertEng)

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1. Certificate programmes

Every candidate for the Degree

of Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering shall follow a course of study approved by the Dean of
Engineering and Forestry and Director of Postgraduate Studies as laid down in these
Regulations

or those consistent with the
regulations in the relevant Cale
ndar at the time they began their candidacy. In special circumstances the Dean of Engineering and
Forestry may modify specific aspects of the degree regulations for individual candidates.

(a) The qualification of Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (PG
CertEng) is offered by the Departments of Chemical and Process
Engineering , Civil and Natural Resources Engineering , Electrical and Computer Engineering ,
Mathematics and Statistics

and
Mechanical Engineering.

(b) It may be awarded endorsed in the
following subjects:

i.

Civil Engineering

ii.

Construction Management

iii.

Earthquake Engineering*

iv.

Engineering Mathematics*

(separate proposal)

v.

Fire Engineering;

vi.

Mechanical Engineering

vii.

Transportation Engineering.

*(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)


Schedule to the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (endorsed)

Earthquake Engineering

(
Subject to UNZ CUAP approval due December 2012)

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Courses with a total course weight of not less than 45 points must be selected from the Earthqua
ke Engineering course list listed in
Schedule B of the ME regulations.



UC Calendar 2012 Page 329:

Insert:

“Earthquake Engineering”

a
s a subject area for the Doctor of Philosophy


UC Calendar 2012 Page
437
:

Course Catalogue

Insert: “

Earthquake
Engineering

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

ENEQ

610 Engineering Seismology


15 points 0.125 EFTS

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 int
ensity measures
and empirical predict
ion 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 s
eismic site re
sponse
analysis. Simulation of strong ground motion time series using deterministic and stochastic methods.

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

R: ENCI

617

ENEQ610
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

620 Advanced Geotechnical
Earthquake Engineering

15 points 0.125 EFTS

Earthquake
-
induced ground response and failure; Ground response effects on earthquake motion and soil
-
structure systems; Seismic behaviour of
retaining walls, deep foundations, embankments and stab
ility of slopes; Liquefaction of sands, including evaluation of the potential and
consequences of liquefaction; Earthquake resistant design and mitigation of seismic effects in geotechnical engineering; All
topics will be discussed
through case histories o
f major earthquakes, design applications and advanced methods of analysis.

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

R:ENCI

620

ENEQ620
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

640
Displacement
-
b
ased
Seismic
Design of Damage
-
Resisting Concret
e Structures

15 points 0.125 EFTS

Alternative design philosophies and solutions for the seismic design of precast concrete structures. Introduction to PRESSS
-
Technology and the
hybrid (rocking
-
dissipative) system concept. Analysis and design
criteria for frames and single or coupled walls. Introduction to and application of
Displacement Based Design (DBD). Simplified modelling techniques using lumped plasticity approach. Connection between floor
-
diaphragm and
lateral resisting systems. Displac
ement incompatibility: Issues and solutions. Examples of onsite applications worldwide in low
-
, medium
-

or high
-
seismic areas. Constructability aspects, sequence and detailing.


P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director


R: ENCI

615

ENEQ640
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

641
Nonlinear Concrete Mechanics and Modelling Techniques

15 points 0.125 EFTS

Constitutive modelling of structural concrete and reinforcing bars, Buckling of reinforcing bars, Bond between concre
te and reinforcing bar,
Confinement and its effect on the behaviour of RC, Shear in RC, Ductility of nonlinear RC members, Issues related to seismic
design of RC
structures. Macro
-
modelling approach, using lumped plasticity techniques. Features and charact
eristics of different hysteresis rules. Modelling
Flexure
-
shear interaction using strength degradation rules. Use and limitation of fiber element modelling and Finite Element micro
-
modelling.
Applications to case studies: experimental
-
analytical validati
on. Modelling of sections, connections and structural subassemblies and systems
including: beam
-
column joints, frames, wall systems, diaphragms, floor
-
to
-
lateral resisting system connections, non
-
structural elements including
infills/partitions/facades/cei
lings

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director


ENEQ641
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

650
Advanced Steel and Composite Structures

15 points 0.125 EFTS


Behaviour and design of steel members.

Stability of frames. Limit state design rules. Earthquake resistant design. Design of braced frames.


P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

R: ENCI

611

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ENEQ650
-
13A


ENEQ

670

Seismic

Bridge Engineering
15 points 0.125 EFTS

History of bridges, construction techniques for viaducts,

grid decking and box girder systems,

c
reep, shrinkage and differential
temperature,

lessons
learn from earthquake failures and design issues, longitudinal and transversal seismic design with force and displacement
approach,

seismic

design

of bridge substructure, low damage technologies,


seismic isolation, advanced non linear modelling, seismic

assessment
and retrofit techniques.

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

R: ENCI

629

ENEQ670
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

680
Seismic performance and loss estimation

15
points 0.125 EFTS

Seismic performance and loss assessment of structural systems. Quantifying seismic hazard, seismic response, component damage
, and
component loss for specific structures as well as probabilistic frameworks to account for uncertainties.


I
ntroduction to loss optimization seismic
design, and loss minimization techniques All aspects of the course will focus on case
-
studies to illustrate the relevant theoretical details as well as
the role of loss assessment in decision
-
making.

P: Subject to a
pproval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

ENEQ680
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

690 Earthquake Engineering M.E. Thesis


1.000 EFTS

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director


ENEQ690
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

691 Special topic in Earthquake Engineering

15 points 0.125 EFTS

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

ENEQ691
-
13A(C)

ENEQ

69
2

Special topic in Earthq
uake Engineering

15 points 0.125 EFTS

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

ENEQ69
2
-
13A
(C)

ENEQ

790 Earthquake Engineering PhD




1.000 EFTS

P: Subject to approval of the Head of Department or Programme Director

ENEQ790
-
13A(C)