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Program structure - Transportation

No.

Course code

Units

Course Title

Descriptive/Note

  1.  

301001

5

The basic principles of Marxis-Leninism

 

  1.  

301002

2

Ho Chi Minh Ideology

 

  1.  

301002

3

Revolutionary ways of Communist Party of Vietnam

 

  1.  

302053

2

Introduction of Laws

 

  1.  

C01127

3

Mathematics I

In this course, the basic concepts of limits, differentiation and integration are introduced. Applications of differential and integral calculus are included. In addition, the course also covers topics on complex numbers, vectors and matrices.

  1.  

C01128

3

Mathematics II

This course extends the basic concepts of differentiation and integration learned in Mathematics 1 to the operations on functions of multiple variables. Advanced applications of differential and integral calculus are included. In addition, the course covers topics on series and ordinary differential equations.

  1.  

801064

3

Matrix Algebra & Computational Methods

Introduction to matrix algebra; Linear system of equations; Gauss elimination and solution types for Ax=b; Linear independence; Rank of matrix and solution type; Matrix inverse; Gauss-Jordan elimination; Determinant of matrix; Cramer’s rule; Inverse of matrix; Matrix norm and Matrix conditioning; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Methods; Roots of Equations; Numerical Interpolation; Numerical Integration and Differentiation; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations.

  1.  

C01123

3

Probability & Statistics

Introduction to statistics; Basic concepts of probability; Rules and theorems of probability. Random variables. Discrete and continuous probability distributions. Expectations; Confidence intervals, Hypothesis test; Regression and correlation.

  1.  

601085

2

Physics

This course will reinforce students’ understanding of physics from A-level. It will encourage critical thinking by emphasizing on reasoning, understanding the relationship between concepts and seeing the relevance of physics to everyday life. It will teach strategies for problem solving that can be applied to real world situations. After the study, students will be equipped with the basic knowledge for further study in the broad field of engineering.

  1.  

601086

1

Introduction to Engineering & Practices

Learning Objective: (1) To reinforce students’ understanding of physics by experiments; (2) To equip students with basic experimental skills related to physics; and (3) To equip students with basic knowledge of engineering and practices.

  1.  

001201

5

English 1

 

  1.  

001202

5

English 2

 

  1.  

001203

5

English 3

 

  1.  

 

 

Physical education

 

  1.  

 

 

National defense education

 

  1.  

 

 

Swimming

 

  1.  

302209

1

Learning methods in university

 

  1.  

302208

1

Communication skills in university

 

  1.  

302203

1

Teamwork skills

 

  1.  

302210

1

Writing and Presenting skills

 

  1.  

302211

1

Negotiation and bargaining

 

  1.  

503021

1

Fundamentals of Informatics 1

Window and Microsoft office

  1.  

503022

1

Fundamentals of Informatics 2

Programming C

  1.  

800041

1

Engineering Mechanics

The principal topics are force vectors, equilibrium of rigid body, stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials.

  1.  

800047

1

Mechanics of Materials I

This course covers the basic topics of mechanics of materials. The principal topics are force vectors, equilibrium of rigid body, stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials, analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear, the transformation of stress (strain) components, and the stability of columns.

  1.  

800048

1

Mechanics of Materials II

This course covers the basic topics of mechanics of materials. The principal topics are force vectors, equilibrium of rigid body, stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials, analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear, the transformation of stress (strain) components, and the stability of columns.

  1.  

800045

1

Structural Analysis I

Structural forms and classifications; Loads; Structural analysis and design; Idealized structures; Principle of superposition; Equations of equilibrium; Internal forces; Free body diagrams; Determinacy and stability; Simple applications of equilibrium equations; Determinacy and stability of trusses; Analysis of planar trusses; Shear force and bending moment functions of beams; Shear force and bending moment diagrams of beams and frames; Differential equations of deflection curve of beams; Integration of differential equation of deflection curve; Macaulay’s Method; Method of superposition; Moment-area method; Deflections using energy methods for beams, trusses and frames.

  1.  

800046

1

Structural Analysis II

This course embraces classical and modern methods for the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Principal topics are the force method using consistent deformation and conservation of energy. Deformation of indeterminate structures and the influence lines are taught. Displacement technique involving slope-deflection equations and moment distribution approach are introduced for structures with/without sway.

  1.  

800051

2

Geodesics

How to use the theodolite for civil activities, the way to mesure angle, elevation.

  1.  

800044

3

Engineering Geology

Basic geological concepts, origin and form of soils and rocks, processes and products of weathering, geological structures, geological maps, and geology of Singapore. Soil Mechanics: Physical properties of soils, soil indices, soil classification, compaction, flow of water in soils, effective stress concept, compressibility and consolidation of soils.

  1.  

800043

3

Hydraulics

Fluid statics. Elementary fluid dynamics. Momentum equation and its application. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Internal flows, piping and pump systems.

  1.  

800042

3

Civil Engineering Materials

This course introduces civil engineering materials at a basic level.

1. Civil engineering materials and environmental considerations.

2. Concrete technology: concrete-making materials, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, mixing, placing, and curing, mix design, destructive and non-destructive tests, quality control, durability, and special concretes.

3. Masonry. Steel: basic metallurgy, properties and applications, welding technology and corrosion. Wood and timber: classification, properties affecting design, mechanical strength and defects. Polymers, plastics, and fiber-reinforced composites.

4. Highway materials: bitumen, cutbacks, emulsified asphalt, road aggregates and asphalt concrete.

  1.  

804087

3

Civil Engineering Drawing

Introduction to students the basic principles of engineering drawings, including the introduction of Computer Aided-Design (CAD) software to create 3D models and to generate 2D construction drawings.

 

  1.  

800052

3

Soil Mechanics

Shear strength of soil: Mohr circles, drained and undrained strength, clay, sand, direct shear tests, triaxial compression test. Limit equilibrium and earth pressure theory: at-rest earth pressure, active and passive pressure, effect of seepage. Slope stability: drained and undrained analysis, infinite slopes, method of slices, slope stabilization, field performance monitoring. Soil improvement: objectives and overview, shallow surface compaction, deep densification, deep stabilization.

 

  1.  

801042

2

Civil Engineering Laboratory A

Laboratory experiments and projects related to areas in civil engineering such as fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, soil mechanics and mechanics of materials.

  1.  

801063

3

Civil Engineering and Sustainable Built Environment

Civil engineering, built environment, and sustainability. Environmental impact of civil engineering/architectural activities. Urban planning and sustainable development. Civil and environmental engineering activities (history, practice, and future). Integrated civil and environmental engineering project. Engineers in society.

  1.  

801043

2

Civil Engineering Laboratory B

Laboratory experiments and projects related to areas in civil engineering such as pavement and construction materials, environmental engineering and soil mechanics.

  1.  

800057

3

Reinforced Concrete Design

Basic design concepts: basic layout of concrete structures, loading; Basic material properties: concrete and reinforcing steel; Analysis of structures: limit state design, simplification of framed structures, moment redistribution; Analysis and design of flexural members; Shear; Bond and anchorage; Serviceability; One-way and two-way slabs; Compression members; Foundation: footings. Current building code and standards are referred to extensively in this course.

  1.  

800053

3

Foundation Engineering of Bridges and Roads

Site investigation. Evaluation of soil parameters for foundation design. Shallow foundation: bearing capacity and settlement. Deep foundation: pile types, axial capacity, load tests and pile group. Retaining walls: gravity walls, embedded walls and braced excavation systems.

  1.  

800054

3

Steel Design

Introduction to students the basic principles of reading steel structural plans, elevations and sectional views, distribute loadings on structures based on architecture plans, determine factored loads for design, design structural steel beams and columns, design bolted and welded connections and produce sketches for production drawings.

  1.  

802035

3

Highway Engineering 1

Analysis and design of  horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, vertical alignment, cross section, design of flexible pavements, pavement management, design of roadside facilities, highway drainage, environmental aspects.

  1.  

802035

2

Highway Engineering 2

Introduction to rigid pavement, road management, road drainage system, stages of survey road design.

  1.  

802034

2

Fundamental Bridge Engineering

Covers the fundamentals of bridge engineering, including conceptual bridge design, aesthetics, modeling, analysis, wind effects, and impact loading, water level design.

Includes contributions by leading experts in bridge engineering from around the world.

Contains new chapters covering design specifications as well as concrete, steel, and timber, and fiber reinforced polymer design.

  1.  

802039

3

Bridge Engineering 1

Introduction to history of bridge-building, including types of bridges, aesthetics, and materials for modern bridges; Loadings on bridges including standard truck and lane loading, impact loads, longitudinal and centrifugal forces, wind and seismic loads, thermal loads; Serviceability criteria including deflection and fatigue; Design of reinforced concrete bridges, slab bridges, concrete slab with steel stringer bridges, T-beam or plate girder bridges, box girder bridges, and prestressed concrete bridges; Bridge maintenance including inspection and rehabilitation

  1.  

802041

2

Bridge Abutements & Piers

Construction safety and legislation; construction machinery and operations; basement construction; caisson foundations; tunneling methods, construction of high-rise buildings; prefabrication; bridge construction; dredging and land reclamation; appraisal and building retrofitting; automation and robotics; build ability aspects; use of recycled materials in buildings.

  1.  

802042

2

Highway construction

The methods and technology for constructing highways has evolved over time and become increasingly sophisticated. This advancement in technology has raised the level of skill sets required to manage highway construction projects. This skill varies from project to project, depending on factors such as the project's complexity and nature, the contrasts between new construction and reconstruction, and differences between urban region and rural region projects

  1.  

802040

2

Bridge Engineering 2

Introduction to history of steel bridges, how to design and calculate the steel bridge.

  1.  

802043

2

Bridge construction

Introduction to

  1.  

802037

2

Project of Highway Design 1

A 10-week training to design the geometric of highway (plan, longitudinal and vertical profiles), calculate the pavement structure.

  1.  

802054

2

Project of Bridge and Road Foundation

A 10-week training to design the foundation for a real pier/abutment or embankment of soft soil.

  1.  

801048

2

Project of Reinforced Concrete Structure

A 10-week training to design the T beam

  1.  

802044

2

Project of Bridge Design 1

A 10-week training to design a real precast reinforced concrete

  1.  

801044

1

Seminars & Site Visits

The course consists of 3 days of working at the construction site and one hour technical seminar session every week lasting for at least four weeks. The topic will vary each week and they will essentially cover as many aspects of civil and environmental engineering practice as possible.

  1.  

802101

2

Industrial Attachment

A 10-week training attachment to civil engineering industry covering the practical aspects of civil engineering planning, design, construction and operation. The training attachment is supervised by both industry supervisor and university tutor.

  1.  

802102

8

Integrated Project

A project based subject in which students are required to undertake several group projects covering both the
conceptual and detailed aspects of design. It involves different areas of the civil engineering discipline such as
ground investigation, planning, architectural design, transportation design, social, economic evaluation and
environmental assessment of possible solutions, foundation design, structural design, and buildability of the
construction
.

 

SELECTIVE SPECIALIZATION COURSE

  1.  

800055

2

Structural Analysis III

Theory and applications of modern structural analysis. Concept of equilibrium, compatibility and force-displacement relationship. Direct stiffness method. Matrix formulation of trusses, beams and frames. Computer applications by using computer software. Computer modelling of 2D/3D truss and frame structures. Unit displacement method. Introduction to stability. Formulation of stability concepts associated with columns and frames. Elastic stability analysis of framed structures.

  1.  

800056

2

Advanced Steel Design

The course begins with the moment capacity of plate girders. A general description is given of the plate girder behaviour in terms of elastic buckling of web in shear and bending, and web in tension field action. This is followed by some detailed worked examples on plate girders to EC3. Students are introduced to moment connections to EC3 and composite design of beams and slabs in accordance with EC4. This is followed by plastic analysis and design of steel beams, rectangular and portal frames. This is followed by application of elastic and plastic design to multi-storey rigid frames, and distinction is made between sway frames and non-sway frames. Finally, students are introduced to a complete design of a single-storey building integrating the design of various members and frames together.

  1.  

801054

2

Pre-stressed Concrete

Overview of IT deployment in the construction industry. Data-centric and document-centric design of construction information. Study and use of project management packages for project planning, cost estimating, progress monitoring and cash flow management of multi-projects. Construction process flow analysis and information management for supply-chain through electronic collaboration and Internet tools. Introduction to AI tools and decision support systems. Case studies of benchmarked projects in deploying IT tools for construction engineering and management problems.

  1.  

802046

2

IT in Bridge and Road design

Overview of IT deployment in the construction industry. Data-centric and document-centric design of construction information. Study and use of project management packages for project planning, cost estimating, progress monitoring and cash flow management of multi-projects. Construction process flow analysis and information management for supply-chain through electronic collaboration and Internet tools. Introduction to AI tools and decision support systems. Case studies of benchmarked projects in deploying IT tools for construction engineering and management problems.

  1.  

801056

2

Advanced Foundation Engineering

Principles of foundation analysis: total stress analysis versus effective stress analysis, undrained and drained soil parameters. Shallow foundations: combined footings, raft foundations and floating foundations. Deep foundations: axially and laterally loaded piles, pile groups. Other considerations: rock socketed piles, negative skin friction and effect of soil movements on piles. Static and dynamic pile load test.

  1.  

801058

2

Ground Engineering

Soil improvement: shallow surface compaction; deep densification; deep stabilization; soil reinforcement; preloading and vertical drains. Slopes and embankments: methods of slope stability analysis; reinforced embankments over soft clay; principles of slope stabilization.

  1.  

801057

2

Excavation & Retaining Walls

Open and supported excavation: overview of open and braced/anchored excavations in soil, groundwater control, stability of excavations, design of excavation support systems, ground movements associated with excavation, construction monitoring. Earth retaining structures: overview of earth retention systems, concrete retaining walls, reinforced soil walls and anchored bulkheads.

  1.  

802048

2

Airport Pavement

Airport master planning. Aircraft performance characteristics and their effects on airport design. Determination of runway length. Aids to navigation. Airport capacity and delay. Airport configuration. Design of airport pavements. Aircraft noise.

  1.  

802049

2

Topic of Large Bridge Design

Continuous beam bridge, Cable stayed bridge, suspension bridge. 

  1.  

802050

2

Project of Highway Construction

A 10-week training to build a real road of 1.5 km

  1.  

802051

2

Project of Bridge Construction

A 10-week training to build a real bridge

  1.  

802052

2

Testing and Utilization of Bridge

Heoretical analysis, instrumentation, monitoring during application of load, analysis of results

  1.  

802053

2

Operation and Maintenance of Roads

Road maintenance is essential in order to (1) preserve the road in its originally constructed condition, (2) protect adjacent resources and user safety, and (3) provide efficient, convenient travel along the route. Unfortunately, maintenance is often neglected or improperly performed resulting in rapid deterioration of the road and eventual failure from both climatic and vehicle use impacts. It follows that it is impossible to build and use a road that requires no maintenance.

  1.  

802038

2

Project of Highway Design 2

A 10-week training to design detail a real road of 1.5 km

  1.  

802045

2

Project of Bridge Design 2

A 10-week training to design a steel bridge