Introduces students to the history and scope of the broad discipline of construction engineering and to the major engineering construction materials, machinery and processes. Students will develop an appreciation of the elements of engineering construction including, safety, environment, managing people, logistics, planning, risk and economics.
Topic 1: Sub disciplines of construction engineering and roles of the engineering and other site workers
Topic 2: Common construction materials and their advantages and disadvantages
Topic 3: Construction techniques, bridges, buildings, roads
Topic 4: Construction machinery and techniques for large-scale projects
Topic 5: Contextual objectives, constraints in construction including safety, cost, time, environment, community needs, sustainability, business needs, other stakeholder needs
Topic 6: Construction planning and tendering overview, roles and responsibilities, and managing risk
Topic 7: Bulk earthworks planning including cut and fill calculations, haul road timing and planning, machine selection, optimised production, capital plant operation, costing/estimating, tendering
Topic 8: Gant charts for planning construction works, including Microsoft project
Topic 9: Estimating quantities, alternatives, tender documentation
Topic 10: Managing people and working in a team
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate familiarity with the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary construction engineering and tendering practice, including the various sub branches of engineering construction||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of construction materials, construction techniques and construction machinery and be able to fluently apply this knowledge to solve engineering construction problems and accurately tender for construction projects||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse contextual factors impacting specific construction projects and apply suitable ethical judgement to balance competing priorities such as safety, cost, time, environment, community needs, sustainability, business needs and other stakeholder needs such as traditional land title||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex construction engineering problems||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||work effectively in a team environment to produce construction reports and tender documentation||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||clearly communicate construction project and tender documentation in written formats.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Order Code: INF1364: InFocus Courseware, Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1, Watsonia Publishing, Bulleen, Victoria. ISBN: 978-1-921939-82-2.
Teaching and assessment
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