CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC12011 Transport Systems
Transport Systems
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will be introduced to the design of roads, pavements, and associated documentation. You will also be introduced to traffic analysis, safety, efficiency, environmental and cultural issues, and the sustainability of road and pavement design. You will analyse traffic survey data and interpret survey results, applying them to the analysis of traffic flows and estimation of system capacity. You will also apply design codes and manuals to common design problems involving the geometric design of roads, road drainage, intersection design, and pavement design and rehabilitation. You will learn to work with the most common software in road and pavement design to prepare plans, design alignments, compile specifications, design pavement, 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 - 2021

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. Report
Weighting: 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 30%
3. Report
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 Moodle website and email.

Feedback

The unit content was informative and covered theoretical and practical aspects of road design.

Recommendation

Continue to add more insightful and practical materials for Term 2, 2021. It is planned to invite guest lecturers from the industry in future offerings.

Feedback from Moodle website.

Feedback

Detailed lectures and pictorial slides helped for a better understanding of the concept.

Recommendation

Continue to keep the same or even better quality every year. It is planned to use Moodle Lesson to deliver a more interactive unit in Term 2, 2021.

Feedback from Moodle Website and email.

Feedback

The staff had good technical knowledge, and the lecturer was really helpful through quick and comprehensive responses.

Recommendation

The same quality of support will be maintained in future offerings.

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

Assignment questions were completely referring to the unit content and examples.

Recommendation

Continue to add more worked-out examples to the unit content for Term 2, 2021.

Feedback from Moodle website.

Feedback

The audio quality of recordings needs improvement.

Recommendation

The audio quality of the recorded videos will be further checked in future offerings.

Feedback from Moodle website.

Feedback

The assessment structure needs improvement. The unit includes many assessment tasks.

Recommendation

The essential changes in the assessment structure have been proposed to the Course Committee. The assessment structure will be modified in future offerings.

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 pavement using appropriate Australian guidelines
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication using appropriate engineering language.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3N 4N 5N )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 4N 5N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 6N )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 3N 4N 5N )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 3N 5N )
Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2N 3I 4N 5I )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2N 3I 4N 5I 6N )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2N 3I 4I 5I 6N )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3I 4N 5N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 2N 3I 4I 5I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2N 3I 4N 5I 6N )
Advanced
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2N 3I 4N 5I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4N 5A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools, and resources. (LO: 1I 3I 4I 5A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

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 - Report - 30%
2 - Report - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 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 - Report - 30%
2 - Report - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 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 text, you can purchase one at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

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 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

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 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

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: 26 Jul 2021

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: 02 Aug 2021

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

Online Quiz 1 (Open from 6 August 2021, Due by 13 August 2021 at 11.59 pm AEST).

Geometric Design 1: Fundamentals and Design Objectives Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

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 (13 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Geometric Design 2: Cross Section and Sight Distances Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

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: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Design of the Horizontal Alignment

Profiles 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: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Design of the Vertical Alignment

Assemblies 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

Online Quiz 2 (Open from 10 September 2021, Due by 17 September 2021 at 11.59 pm AEST).

Pavement Design 1: Materials and Design Traffic Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Pavement Types

Pavement Materials

Pavement Design Traffic

Corridors 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

Pavement Design 2: Pavement Design Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Pavement Design Traffic

Flexible Pavement Design

Pavement Design Software CIRCLY

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

Pavement Design 3: Design of Flexible pavements Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

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

Geometric and Pavement Design Due: Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Pavement Design 4: Design of Rigid Pavement Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Rigid Pavement Design


Chapter

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

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 3 (Open from 8 October 2021, Due by 15 October 2021 at 11.59 pm AEST).

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Report

Assessment Title
Traffic Engineering

Task Description

This assessment task allows the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts and theories delivered in this unit for the traffic engineering and traffic studies analysis. In this assignment, students are required to organise and conduct a traffic survey.

All students are required to submit their reports individually for this assessment. The report template and detailed requirements will be available on Moodle under the Assessment tile in week 1.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (13 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (27 Aug 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment will be assessed for the:

  • Accuracy of the Input parameter for each computation step with an appropriate unit;
  • Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error-free computational steps with proper explanation to be understood by an independent person;
  • Accuracy of the answer with the appropriate unit;
  • If answers to any preceding steps are inaccurate. A partial mark is awarded for subsequent answers;
  • Reference to proper standards and guidelines;
  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic;
  • Clearly identified answers; and
  • Correct results.

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

  • Evidence of correct procedures;
  • All necessary steps in the analysis are present in the correct order;
  • A clear presentation of the mathematical and arithmetical working linking is given;
  • Details of the problem with the results are obtained; and
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logical common sense) are presented;
  • Evidence of an understanding of the topic:
  1. Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is the procedure required, why this particular procedure); and
  2. Interpretation of results
  3. Professional presentation
  • Professional presentation
  1. Clear presentation of problem, data, analysis
  2. A clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  3. The logical layout of analysis
  4. Appropriate use of diagrams
  5. Correct use of terminology and conventions
  6. Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results

A similarity check will always be done before marking the submitted assignments for all students. Upon detection of any plagiarism, including i) similarity between submitted reports within the same cohort or ii) with the previous cohorts or iii) submitted works to other institutes or iv) using the material provided by cheating websites will result in failing that assignment without marking, and the student will be reported to the CQU Academic Misconduct team for further actions.


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 using appropriate engineering language.


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

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progressive Tests

Task Description

This assessment task consists of three Progressive Tests in the form of online Quizzes. Each test consists of 5 to 7 numerical questions.

Important Notes:

  • Each test is set for 60 minutes. You have 60 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers. If you start but leave a test and come back to it later, your 60 min time may have lapsed, and you will be scored zero for that attempt.
  • You can attempt the quiz up to 2 times within the given timeframe (generally one week) specified in the schedule. The test will be automatically closed after the end of the given timeframe.
  • The final mark will be the highest of all the attempts.
  • Even though the tests are open for a few days, it is expected that your first attempt would be on the first day.
  • Tests can not be deferred.


Number of Quizzes

3


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Please see the schedule.


Return Date to Students

Immediately after the test.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Due to the nature of the assessment, only the final answer will be considered. Full marks will be given for each correct answers. There will be no partial marks.


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
  • Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Design a basic road pavement using appropriate Australian guidelines


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

3 Report

Assessment Title
Geometric and Pavement Design

Task Description

This assessment task aims to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts and theories delivered in the unit for geometric design and pavement design of roads using Civil3D and CIRCLY, following the Australian standards. All students are required to submit their reports individually for this design assessment. The report template and detailed requirements will be available on Moodle under the Assessment tile in Week 4.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment will be assessed for the:

  • Accuracy of the Input parameter for each computation step with an appropriate unit;
  • Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error-free computational steps with proper explanation to be understood by an independent person;
  • Accuracy of the answer with the appropriate unit;
  • If answers to any preceding steps are inaccurate. A partial mark is awarded for subsequent answers;
  • Reference to proper standards and guidelines;
  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic;
  • Clearly identified answers; and
  • Correct results.

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

  • Evidence of correct procedures;
  • All necessary steps in the analysis are present in the correct order;
  • A clear presentation of the mathematical and arithmetical working linking is given;
  • Details of the problem with the results are obtained; and
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logical common sense) are presented;
  • Evidence of an understanding of the topic:
  1. Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is the procedure required, why this particular procedure); and
  2. Interpretation of results
  3. Professional presentation
  • Professional presentation
  1. Clear presentation of problem, data, analysis
  2. A clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  3. The logical layout of analysis
  4. Appropriate use of diagrams
  5. Correct use of terminology and conventions
  6. Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results

A similarity check will always be done before marking the submitted assignments for all students. Upon detection of any plagiarism, including i) similarity between submitted reports within the same cohort or ii) with the previous cohorts or iii) submitted works to other institutes or iv) using the material provided by cheating websites will result in failing that assignment without marking, and the student will be reported to the CQU Academic Misconduct team for further actions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design and document geometric alignments of transportation infrastructure using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Design a basic road pavement using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication using appropriate engineering language.


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

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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.

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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?