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Unit description

Develops students’ capability in the design of municipal infrastructure, particularly focusing on highways and subdivisions. The unit covers the geometric design of highways along with the design of different pavement types, including rigid and flexible pavements, and pavement management. A complete subdivision will be designed, considering aspects of water supply, sewerage, drainage, land planning, road and block layout. The basics of surveying will also be covered, including the typical interactions that occur between surveyors and engineers.

Unit content

Design of rigid pavements

Design of flexible pavements

Pavement management

Surveying in engineering

Introduction to town planning

Subdivision design and layout

Geometric design of roads

Design of reticulated water supply networks

Design of reticulated sewerage networks

Stormwater drainage design

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Draft report and design drawings30%
Final report and design drawings35%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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