In this course you focus on more traditional civil engineering skills such as: how to interpret and use survey data; how to design roads and draft road plans; how to plan and calculate bulk earthworks; and how to design and construct pavements and road drainage systems. The course is very "hands-on" and you will learn many useful and interesting civil engineering skills that you will need in your career as a civil engineer.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous Learning Material||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online workshop||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – On campus workshop||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards|
|1||Explain, describe and apply theory of surveying and road design||Knowledgeable||
|2||Apply practical knowledge and skills in the design of sustainable roads and drainage systems||Creative and critical thinker||
|3||Produce sustainable engineering designs and plans||Sustainability-focussed||
|4||Conduct engineering investigations||Engaged||
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards|
|1.3||Knowledge and Skill Base: In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.|
|1.5||Knowledge and Skill Base: Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.|
|1.6||Knowledge and Skill Base: Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline.|
|2.1||Engineering Application Ability: Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.|
|2.2||Engineering Application Ability: Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.|
|2.3||Engineering Application Ability: Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
ENG104 or ENG202
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Early feedback will be provided for this course by moderation of students’ progress with the weekly tutorial exercises and quizzes. The course coordinator will offer added assistance to students in need.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
4 x 30 minute quiz
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
Drawing Package and two A4 pages for supporting report (1000 words)
|Week 7||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
2500 words not including references and appendices
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quizzes|
The goal of this task is to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to successfully undertake assessment tasks 2 and 3
A number of questions will be set each week for 4 weeks (Weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12) from the material covered in the learning materials and course notes.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Design Project|
Develop a concept level road and drainage design
This assessment piece will capture two very critical components to road design (geometry and drainage). Students will use AutoCAD to develop their package.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Design Report|
Develop an industry standard design report that highlights project constraints, design exceptions, and measures that consider sustainability and climate change
This assessment piece typically accompanies the delivery of the design project (Task 2). It will provide the client with an understanding of the design decisions made to finalise a roads projects. Students will submit in word format.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
You will need to purchase and bring the following equipment with you to class from Weeks 1-8: Engineering Scale Rule (1:100, 1:200, 1:250, 1:500) Simple 300 mm ruler Protractor (full 360 degree, 15cm diameter) Compass (cheap one from supermarket) 2 pencils, soft and hard (e.g. HB and 3H) and one 0.4 - 0.5mm tip black felt pen Pencil sharpener Eraser Scientific Calculator with Degrees, Minutes and Seconds (Polar-Rectangular conversion) function
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