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, sewage, 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

Topic 1: Geometric Design of Roadways
Topic 2: Design of Rigid Pavements
Topic 3: Design of Flexible Pavements
Topic 4: Pavement Management
Topic 5: Subdivision Design and Layout
Topic 6: Computer Aided Design of Water Reticulation Pipe Networks
Topic 7: Computer Aided Design of Sewage Pipe Networks
Topic 8: Computer Aided Design of Drainage Pipe Networks
Topic 9: Surveying in Engineering

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

Teaching and assessment


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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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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