Last Updated S022020

BCS306S

Unit Name Civil Design
Unit Code BCS306S
Unit Duration 1 Semester
Award

Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Duration 3 years    

Year Level Three
Unit Creator / Reviewer N/A
Core/Elective:  
Pre/Co-requisites BSC203S, BCS209S, BCS301S
Credit Points

3

Total Course Credit Points 81 (27 x 3)

Mode of Delivery Online or on-campus. 
Unit Workload (Total student workload including “contact hours” = 10 hours per week; 5 hours per week for 24 week delivery)
Pre-recordings / Lecture – 1.5 hours
Tutorial – 1.5 hours
Guided labs / Group work / Assessments – 2 hours
Personal Study recommended – 5 hours

Unit Description and General Aims

The objective in presenting this unit is to provide students with a wide scope of knowledge of civil design. This unit will serve to synthesise much of the subject-matter covered in previous units and apply the student’s knowledge to civil works scenarios.

The subject matter covered in this unit will include: the design and drafting of subdivisions, road works, drainage, water and sewer reticulation, and residential and industrial structures; the use of a number of engineering software such as 12D, AutoCAD, PC Drain, and Hec Ras; urban land development; electricity and communication services plans; and, writing development assessment engineering reports.

An important component of the unit is a team road design project which is a problem-based collaborative learning strategy.

At the conclusion of this unit, students will have been imparted with the requisite knowledge and skills to undertake a variety of civil design work.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Formulate and create effective specification and design and drafting of subdivisions, road works, drainage, water and sewerage, and/or residential and industrial structures.
    Bloom’s Level 6
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the performance of engineering software such as 12D, AutoCAD, PC Drain, and Hec Ras in order to facilitate effective application to civil works.
    Bloom’s Level 2
  3. Describe and analyse key factors influencing urban land development.
    Bloom’s Level 4
  4. Outline, specify and justify electricity and communication service plans.
    Bloom’s Level 5

Student assessment

Assessment Type When assessed Weighting (% of total unit marks) Learning Outcomes Assessed

Assessment 1

Type: Multi-choice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation

Example Topic: Roadworks and Earthworks Design.

Students may complete a quiz with MCQ type answers and solve some simple equations to demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamental concepts

Due after Topic 3 15% 1

Assessment 2

Type: Multi-choice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation

Example Topic: Water and Sewer Reticulations Design; Drainage.

Students may provide solutions to simple problems on the listed topics

Due after Topic 6 20% 1, 3

Assessment 3

Type: Multi-choice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation / Project / Report

Example Topic: Erosion and Sediment design; Hydraulic Design or simulations using engineering software such as 12D, SolidWorks, PC Drain, and Hec Ras..

Students may complete a quiz with MCQ type answers or solve some simple problems or using software to complete a practical.

Due after Topic 9 20% 2, 3

Assessment 4

Type: Examination

Example Topic: All topics

An examination with a mix of detailed report type questions and/or simple numerical problems to be completed in 3 hours

Final Week 40% 1 to 4

Attendance / Tutorial Participation

Example: Presentation, discussion, group work, exercises, self-assessment/reflection, case study analysis, application.

Continuous 5% 1 to 4

Prescribed and Recommended Readings

Required textbook(s)

Queensland Urban Drainage Manual, 3rd Edition 2013 – provisional (Department of Energy and Water Supply), PO Box 15456 City East Qld 4002.

ACT Planning and Land Authority, 2009, Residential Subdivision Development Code, NI2008-27, Authorised by the ACT Parliamentary Counsel.

Caboolture Shire Council – Engineering Planning Unit Details on Subdivisional Development Works, 2008, Design and Development Manual, Part A, Roadworks and Stormwater Drainage.

Reference Materials

Ipswich Planning Scheme Policy 3, 2014

Unit Content

 

Topic 1

Introduction to Urban Land Development and Civil Design

• The Purpose of Civil Design
• Basic Principles
• The Development of Urban Land Development in Australia

Topic 2

Roadworks Design and Drafting

• Roadworks Design Principles
• Roadworks Drafting Workshop
• Roadworks Report

Topic 3

Earthworks Design and Drafting

• Earthworks Design Principles
• Earthworks Drafting Workshop
• Earthworks Report

Topic 4

Water Reticulations Design and Drafting

• Water System Principles
• Water Reticulations Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 5

Sewer Reticulations Design

• Sewer Reticulations Principles
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 6

Inter-Allotment Drainage Systems and Drafting

• Drainage Systems Principles
• Inter-Allotment Drainage Systems Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 7

Erosion and Sediment Design

• Principles of Background
• Erosion and Sediment Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topics 8 and 9

Hydraulic Design

• Principles of Background
• Hydraulic Design Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 10

Electricity Services Plans

• Principles of Background
• Electrical Systems Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 11

Communication Services Plans

• Principles ofBackground
• Communication Services Drafting Workshop
• Writing development assessment engineering reports

Topic 12

Unit Review

In the final week, students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Opportunity will be provided for a review of students’ work and to clarify any outstanding issues.

Software/Hardware Used

Software

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