CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLCN14039 Infrastructure Planning
Infrastructure Planning
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General Information

Overview

The unit introduces students to the principles and practices of infrastructure planning. Topics to be studied include infrastructure evaluation strategies, risk management, environmental and social impacts of infrastructure projects, financial concepts to assess project viability, contractual and participation relationships, management structures and sustainability of projects. Project case studies will be used to support student learning.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2020

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
4. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
5. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
6. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Enhance the learning guide and other learning resources

Recommendation

Add more relevant information to learning guide

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate infrastructure projects, their risks and uncertainties
  2. Explain environmental and social impacts on infrastructure projects
  3. Apply financial concepts to project selection and viability
  4. Assess contractual relationships and participation strategies
  5. Discuss the management of infrastructure projects
  6. Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study
  7. Prepare an infrastructure project report
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 25%
5 - Written Assessment - 5%
6 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 25%
5 - Written Assessment - 5%
6 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Bill Zhao Unit Coordinator
b.zhao@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Infrastructure Planning

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Project evaluation and risk management

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A1 Short Written Response Due: Week 2 Tuesday (17 Nov 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Project evaluation and risk management (continued)

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Nov 2020

Module/Topic

Environmental and social impacts

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A2 Written Assessment Due: Week 4 Tuesday (1 Dec 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 07 Dec 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 14 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Environmental and social impacts (continued) 

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 21 Dec 2020

Module/Topic

Financial concepts and strategies

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A3 Short Written Response Due: Week 6 Tuesday (22 Dec 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 28 Dec 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 04 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Financial concepts and strategies (continued) 

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 11 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Infrastructure relationships and contracts

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A4 Written Assessment Due: Week 8 Tuesday (12 Jan 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 18 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Infrastructure relationships and contracts (continued) 

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 10 Begin Date: 25 Jan 2021

Module/Topic

Managing infrastructure projects

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A5 Short Written Response Due: Week 10 Wednesday (27 Jan 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 01 Feb 2021

Module/Topic

Managing infrastructure projects (continued) 

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 12 Begin Date: 08 Feb 2021

Module/Topic

International projects and sustainability

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Feb 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

A6 Written Assessment and presentation Due: Exam Week Monday (15 Feb 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A1 Short Written Response

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 1 and 6. Assessment task 1 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common infrastructure planning concepts. Late submissions will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value.


Assessment Due Date

Week 2 Tuesday (17 Nov 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 4 Tuesday (1 Dec 2020)

Within 2 weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Obtain an overall mark of 50% AND pass the three short response assessments (A1, A3, A5) with a mark of 7.5/15 AND obtain a mark of at least 40% for Assessment A6

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 6. Assessment task 1 will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate infrastructure projects, their risks and uncertainties
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A2 Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 1 and 6.  Assessment task 2 will require you to research and answer questions that explores infrastructure planning concepts. Late submissions will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value.
 


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Tuesday (1 Dec 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Tuesday (15 Dec 2020)

Within 2 weeks of submission.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 6.  Assessment task 2 will require you to research and answer questions that explores infrastructure planning concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  •  a single word-processed document, or
  •  a single pdf format document.

 

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. 

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate infrastructure projects, their risks and uncertainties
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A3 Short Written Response

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 2 and 6.  Assessment task 3 will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts.
Late submissions of assignment A3 will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value.
 


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Tuesday (22 Dec 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Tuesday (5 Jan 2021)

Within 2 weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Obtain an overall mark of 50% AND pass the three short response assessments (A1, A3, A5) with a mark of 7.5/15 AND obtain a mark of at least 40% for Assessment A6

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 2 and 6.  Assessment task 3 will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  •  a single word-processed document, or
  •  a single pdf format document.

 

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. 

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain environmental and social impacts on infrastructure projects
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A4 Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 3 and 6.  Assessment task 4 will require you to research and answer questions that explores infrastructure planning concepts. Late submissions will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value.
 


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Tuesday (12 Jan 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Tuesday (26 Jan 2021)

Within 2 weeks of submission.


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 3 and 6.  Assessment task 4 will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  •  a single word-processed document, or
  •  a single pdf format document.

 

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. 

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Please refer to the Moodle site for specific assessment submission criteria.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply financial concepts to project selection and viability
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A5 Short Written Response

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 2,3,4 and 6.  Assessment task 5  will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts. Late submissions will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Wednesday (27 Jan 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Wednesday (10 Feb 2021)

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
5%

Minimum mark or grade
Obtain an overall mark of 50% AND pass the three short response assessments (A1, A3, A5) with a mark of 7.5/15 AND obtain a mark of at least 40% for Assessment A6

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 2,3,4 and 6.  Assessment task 5  will require you to research and answer a question that explores infrastructure planning concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  •  a single word-processed document, or
  •  a single pdf format document.

 

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. 

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
refer to Moodle for instructions

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain environmental and social impacts on infrastructure projects
  • Apply financial concepts to project selection and viability
  • Assess contractual relationships and participation strategies
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

6 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
A6 Written Assessment and presentation

Task Description

This assessment relates to unit learning outcomes 1 to 7.  Assessment task 6 will require you to research and answer questions that explores infrastructure planning concepts and present a report to the rest of the class. Late submissions will be penalised by 5% per day on the assignment total value. 


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (15 Feb 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Monday (15 Feb 2021)

Two weeks after the due date of the assessment.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
Obtain an overall mark of 50% AND pass the three short response assessments (A1, A3, A5) with a mark of 7.5/15 AND obtain a mark of at least 40% for Assessment A6

Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 7.  Assessment task 6  will require you to research and answer questions  that explores infrastructure planning concepts and present a report to the rest of the class. 

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

The length of this assignment is determined by sketches, brief response answers and worked calculations as required, consequently there is not prescribed word limit for this assessment task.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  •  a single word-processed document, or
  •  a single pdf format document.

 

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. 

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Proper use of the Harvard referencing style
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
refer to Moodle for instructions

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate infrastructure projects, their risks and uncertainties
  • Explain environmental and social impacts on infrastructure projects
  • Apply financial concepts to project selection and viability
  • Assess contractual relationships and participation strategies
  • Discuss the management of infrastructure projects
  • Apply knowledge of infrastructure management to a case study
  • Prepare an infrastructure project report


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?