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 contentTopic 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
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||design a section of highway including the geometrical and pavement design.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||design a subdivision including the layout, roads, drainage, water reticulation and sewage systems using relevant Australian Standards and codes of practice.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify contextual factors and constraints and find solutions to overcome them using established engineering methods to develop solutions to design problems.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||use relevant computer software to aid in the design of roads and subdivisions.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||interpret and ensure that a subdivision design complies with the relevant legislation and statutory requirements.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||communicate design considerations and final design outcomes in a written report.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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