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.
Design of rigid pavements
Design of flexible pavements
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
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 sewerage systems using relevant Australian Standards and codes of practice||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify contextual factors and constraints to design problems and find solutions to overcome them using established engineering methods||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 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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