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ENEC12011 Transport Systems
Transport Systems
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces the design of roads and associated documentation. You are introduced to traffic analysis, safety, efficiency, environmental and cultural issues and sustainability of road design. You will analyse traffic survey data and interpret survey results, applying them to analysis of traffic flows and estimation of system capacity. You also apply design codes and manuals to common design problems involving geometric design of roads, road drainage, intersection design and pavement design and rehabilitation. You also collaborate with your team members to prepare plans, compile specifications and estimate quantities and costs.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: [ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying OR ENAR12005 Surveying and Mapping] AND [MATH11218 Applied Mathematics OR MATH11160 Technology Mathematics]

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 2 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

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 Moodle Website & Email

Feedback

Very organised and well-planned unit.

Recommendation

Continue to keep the same quality every year.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

Weekly activity sheets were providing informative content which was helpful in learning.

Recommendation

Continue to add more useful materials to the unit content.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

Weekly quizzes helped to retain information and acquire knowledge.

Recommendation

Continue to provide online weekly quizzes.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

The staff had good technical knowledge, the lecturer was quick to answer questions.

Recommendation

Quick and clear response to student inquiries is of high importance in learning development. The same quality of support is recommended in future offerings.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

Lecture recordings were difficult to hear.

Recommendation

The audio quality of the recorded videos will be checked and the recordings will be edited if needed.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

Tutorial questions were thoroughly explained and solved during the sessions. However, the tutorial answers should be uploaded on Moodle earlier.

Recommendation

In future offerings, the solutions will be uploaded after the lecture session.

Feedback from Moodle Website

Feedback

Example reports/assignments could help to clarify the requirements of the assignment.

Recommendation

It has been tried to solve questions and examples similar to assignment tasks during the tutorial sessions. However, example reports will be uploaded on Moodle if possible.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Organise and conduct traffic surveys, analyse collected data and interpret the results
  2. Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand
  3. Design and document geometric alignments of transportation infrastructure using appropriate Australian guidelines
  4. Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  5. Design a basic road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities.

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
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

MASTERING AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D: AUTODESK OFFICIAL PRESS: 2016 1ST EDITION (2015)

Authors: Davenport & Voiculescu
John Wiley and Sons
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9781119059745
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Fifth edition (2019)

Authors: Nicholas J Garber , Lester A Hoel
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337631044
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Pavement Design Software CIRCLY
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Farzaneh Tahmoorian Unit Coordinator
f.tahmoorian@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Civil 3D (Introduction) Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Basic Concept of Traffic and Highway Engineering

Transportation Systems

Introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapters 1 and 2 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapter 1 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Studies and Civil 3D (Understanding the User Interface) Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Main Components of Highway Mode

Traffic Studies

Understanding the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface (I)

Chapter

  1. Chapters 3 and 4 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapter 2 in AGTM03-17 
  3. Chapter 1 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Surveys and Analysis Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Traffic Surveys

Principles of Traffic Flow

Understanding the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface (II)

Chapter

  1. Chapters 4 and 6 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapter 2 in AGTM03-17 
  3. Chapter 1 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Travel Demand Forecasting Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Basic Elements of Transportation Planning

Demand Forecasting Approaches

Understanding the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface (III)

Chapter

  1. Chapters 12 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapter 1 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design 1: Fundamentals and Design Objectives Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Fundamental Considerations in Road Design

Road Network Classification

Geometric Design of Highway Facilities

Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D


Chapter

  1. Chapters 15 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapters 2 and 3 in AGRD03-16 
  3. Chapter 6 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Due: Week 5 Friday (14 Aug 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design 2: Cross Section and Sight Distances Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Cross Section

Sight Distances

Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapters 15 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapters 4 and 5 in AGRD03-16
  3. Chapter 6 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design 3: Horizontal Alignment Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Design of the Horizontal Alignment

Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapters 15 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapters 7 in AGRD03-16
  3. Chapter 6 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design 4: Vertical Alignment Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Design of the Vertical Alignment

Profiles in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapters 15 in Traffic & Highway Engineering (Garber & Hoel)
  2. Chapters 8 in AGRD03-16 
  3. Chapter 7 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Materials Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pavement Types

Pavement Materials

Profiles in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapters 2 and 6 in AGPT02-17 
  2. Chapter 6 in TMR Supplement Guide (2018)
  3. Chapter 7 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design Due: Week 9 Friday (18 Sep 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Pavement Design Traffic Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Pavement Design Traffic

Utilities in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Chapter

  1. Chapter 7 in AGPT02-17 
  2. Chapter 7 in TMR Supplement Guide (2018)  
  3. Chapter 9 in Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design of Flexible pavements Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Flexible Pavement Design

Pavement Design Software CIRCLY

Chapter

  1. Chapter 8 in AGPT02-17 
  2. Chapter 8 in TMR Supplement Guide (2018)  

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design of Rigid Pavement Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Rigid Pavement Design


Chapter

  1. Chapter 9 in AGPT02-17 
  2. Chapter 9 in TMR Supplement Guide (2018)  

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Design Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Traffic Engineering

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories, and processes developed in Traffic Engineering topics covered in this unit.

This assessment (30% of the total unit marks) has two components

  • Individual Assignment (15%)
  • Online Quiz (15%)

Individual Assignment

  • This is an assignment type where students are required to organise and conduct a traffic survey.
  • The brief detail requirements will be made available on the unit's Moodle website in week 1.
  • The survey fundamentals will cover topics of Weeks 1-3.

Online Test

This assessment task consists of one online Test (Quizzes) covering topics of Weeks 1-3. The main characteristics of the online Test are:

  • You are allowed to attempt the test only two times within a given time frame as specified in the unit Schedule on Moodle;
  • There will be between 10 and 20 Numerical questions;
  • Questions will be randomly generated
  • You are allowed a maximum of two attempts.

  • The score will be the average grade from the number of attempts

  • You have 90 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • Feedback is immediate regarding whether your answer is correct or incorrect but no detailed information on the process is given


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (14 Aug 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
15

Assessment Criteria

Each main steps in task will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Reference to correct Standards and/or principles
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analysis)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Organise and conduct traffic surveys, analyse collected data and interpret the results
  • Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication


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

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Geometric Design

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes developed in Traffic studies topics covered in this unit.

This assessment (40% of the total unit marks) has two components

  • Individual Design task (25%)
  • Online Quiz (15%)

Individual Assignment

  • This is a design task to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of geometric design principles in accordance with the Australian standard.
  • A Project Brief detailing the requirements will be made available on the unit's Moodle website in week 3.

Online Test

This assessment task consists of one online Test (Quizzes) covering topics of Weeks 4-8. The main characteristics of the online Test are:

  • You are allowed to attempt the test only two times within a given time frame as specified in the unit Schedule on Moodle;
  • There will be between 10 and 20 Numerical questions;
  • Questions will be randomly generated
  • You are allowed a maximum of two attempts.

  • The score will be the average grade from the number of attempts

  • You have 90 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • Feedback is immediate regarding whether your answer is correct or incorrect but no detailed information on the process is given


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (18 Sep 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)

After 10 working days


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
20

Assessment Criteria

Each main steps in task will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Reference to correct Standards and/or principles
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analysis)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand
  • Design and document geometric alignments of transportation infrastructure using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication


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

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Pavement Design

Task Description

The aim of this assessment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories, and processes developed regarding pavement design covered in this unit.

This assessment (30% of the total unit marks) has two components

  • Individual Design task (15%)
  • Online Quiz (15%)

Individual Assignment

  • This is a design task to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of pavement design in accordance to Australian standard.
  • A Project Brief detailing the requirements will be made available on the unit's Moodle website in week 6.

Online Test

This assessment task consists of one online Test (Quizzes) covering topics of Weeks 9-12. The main characteristics of the online Test are:

  • You are allowed to attempt the test only two times within a given time frame as specified in the unit Schedule on Moodle;
  • There will be between 10 and 20 Numerical questions;
  • Questions will be randomly generated
  • You are allowed a maximum of two attempts.

  • The score will be the average grade from the number of attempts

  • You have 90 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • Feedback is immediate regarding whether your answer is correct or incorrect but no detailed information on the process is given.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After 10 working days


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
15

Assessment Criteria

Each main steps in task will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Reference to correct Standards and/or principles
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analysis)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Design a basic road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural 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?

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