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ENEC20004 Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
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General Information

Overview

Advanced Transportation Engineering Design will prepare you to analyse and solve complex transportation problems. You will develop strategies for managing and controlling traffic, identifying safety issues and recommending solutions. You will also analyse and design intersections using the appropriate software. In this unit, you will apply design codes to solve common design problems involving intersection design and pavement design in an ethical and professional manner by considering stakeholders and sustainability requirements. You are required to work, learn and communicate effectively in a professional manner, independently and in project teams. If you are enrolled in distance mode, you will be required to attend a compulsory residential school during the term.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-Requisite: ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering

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 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth
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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Examination
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 Student Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The tutorial and workshop activities were acknowledged to aid learning. This involve hands-on demonstrations on worked examples and suitable exercise on the Industry based software.

Recommendation

The tutorial and workshop sessions will continue to be implemented. The hands-on demonstrations of worked examples will be continued.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The Moodle site format with Icon to aid navigation was reported as the best aspect of the unit. It was graded 4.8 out of 5.

Recommendation

The format of the Moodle site with Icon aiding navigation will be implemented across all units delivered by the lecturer.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation

Feedback

The printed formulas sheet provided in the examination was not very legible in some instances.

Recommendation

Work with the examination office to preview the required formula sheet. This is to ensure legibility after printing on coloured paper.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effects of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships
  2. Apply systematic approaches to conduct capacity analysis and level of service of roadways and intersections
  3. Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  4. Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  5. Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

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 - Portfolio - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 10%
4 - Examination - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 10%
4 - Examination - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Traffic Engineering

Edition: 5 (2019)
Authors: Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134599717
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

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

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kali Nepal Unit Coordinator
k.nepal@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: Traffic flow fundamentals and relationships Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Traffic flow fundamentals and relationships

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic Theory (AGTM02)
  3. Traffic Engineering by Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, Chapter 3 & 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 1 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 2: Traffic flow analysis (1) : Capacity and level of service concepts Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Traffic flow analysis (1) : Capacity and level of service concepts

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Highway Capacity Manual (2016) Chapters 4, 5 & 10
  3. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03)
  4. FREEVAL_2015e_User_Guide_Final
  5. Traffic Engineering by Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, Chapters 6-7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 2 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 3: Traffic flow analysis (2): Freeways and multilane roads Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Traffic flow analysis (2): Freeways and multilane roads

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Highway Capacity Manual (2016) Chapters 12-15 
  3. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03)
  4. Traffic Engineering by Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, Chapters 28-30

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 3 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 4: Traffic flow analysis (3): Two-lane two-way roads Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Traffic flow analysis (3): Two-lane two-way roads

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Highway Capacity Manual (2016) Chapter 15 
  3. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio: Quiz#1 (due)

Complete Week 4 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 


Week 5: Analysis and design of road intersections (1):: Unsignalised intersections Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Analysis and design of road intersections (1):: Unsignalised intersections

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Road Design: Part 4 (AGRD04) and Part 4A (AGRD04A)
  3. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management: Part 6 (AGTM06)
  4. Highway Capacity Manual (2016): Chapters 19-22
  5. Traffic Engineering by Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, Chapters 28-30

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 5 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6: Analysis and design of road intersections (2): Roundabouts and traffic signals Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Analysis and design of road intersections (2): Roundabouts and traffic signals

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Road Design: Part 4 (AGRD04) and Part 4A (AGRD04A)
  3. Austroads: A Guide to Traffic Management: Part 6 (AGTM06)
  4. Highway Capacity Manual (2016): Chapters 19-22
  5. Traffic Engineering by Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, William R. McShane, Chapters 28-30

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio: Quiz#2 (due)

Complete Week 6 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 7: Pavement design system and pavement design input parameters (1) Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Pavement design system and pavement design input parameters (1)

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio Due: Week 7 Friday (6 Sept 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8: Pavement design input parameters (2): pavement materials Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Pavement design input parameters (2): pavement materials

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 7 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 9: Pavement design (1): Flexible pavements Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Pavement design (1): Flexible pavements

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 9 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 10: Pavement design (2): Rigid pavements Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Pavement design (2): Rigid pavements

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete Week 10 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 11: Pavement design (3): Pavement overlay design Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Pavement design (3): Pavement overlay design

Chapter

  1. Learning resources provided on Moodle
  2. Austroads: A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 5 (AGPT05)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Design Portfolio: Quiz (due)

Complete Week 11 (Tutorial and Practice Problems) 

Week 12:Review Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Design Due: Week 12 Monday (7 Oct 2019) 5:00 pm AEST
Laboratory Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Oct 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Traffic Engineering Portfolio

Task Description

Objectives

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 1, 2, 5 and 6. It develops students' ability to understand capacity analysis procedures for both roadways and intersections using current Australian Guidelines and Design Practices. Use of SIDRA software (intersection design software) is highly recommended when applicable..

Quizzes (6 Marks):

Complete Moodle quizzes


Roadway Capacity Analysis Task (10 Marks)

Road Authority in Victoria is currently considering to upgrade an existing Class I two-lane two-way road to a freeway in order to improve traffic operations. As a traffic engineer working at Road Authority in Victoria, you were asked to collect data for the existing condition, analyse the existing condition and recommend whether converting Class I two-lane two-way road to freeway improves capacity and level of service. Over several months, you collected the following data:


Existing Class I two-lane two-way road:

  • Rolling terrain
  • Demand volume: (2000 + last four digits of your student ID ÷ 10) rounded to nearest 10 (total in both directions)
  • Directional split: 60/40
  • Peak hour factor (PHF)= 0.90
  • 40% no-overtaking/passing zones in the analysis segment (both directions)
  • 10% trucks and 5% RVs
  • 11ft (3.3m ) lane widths, 4ft (1.2m) useable shoulders
  • 10 access points per mile (6.25 per km)
  • Estimated base free-flow speed: 65mi/hr (100km/hr)
  • All motorists seem to be commuters or regular facility users.

 Proposed freeway data:

  • Lane width of 12ft (3.6m), left-side lateral clearance 3ft (0.9m) and about 4 ramps per mile (2.5 ramps per km)
  • Two lanes per direction, freeway in rolling terrain
  • Directional traffic flow is expected to increase by 10% than existing multilane condition including trucks but PHF is expected to remain the same.
  • All motorists are expected to be commuters or regular facility users.

Consider the following types for analysis (ignore the costs of converting Class I two-lane two-way road to freeway):

  • Class I two-lane two-way road- existing case (4 marks)
  • Freeway- proposed (4 marks)

Also, compare and provide a detailed discussions on analysis outcomes. (2 marks)


Intersection Capacity Analysis Task (14 Marks)

A City Council received a number of complaints about excessive delays at one of their local street intersection during morning peak period at the City Centre. As a traffic engineer working for the City Council, you were tasked with providing the best engineering solution to remedy the problem (if there is a problem). You performed a site visit and the following observations were made:

  • The intersection connects two-lane two-way cross-roads at approximately 90 degree angle.
  • There is a right-turning lane on North-South road in both directions. But site condition is such that one right-turn lane could be added in both directions on East-West road too but there is no space for left-turning slip lanes or additional through lanes. Small roundabout could also be considered.
  • There were virtually no trucks during morning peak period.
  • Currently, the intersection is un-signalised and East-West road needs to GIVE WAY to North-South traffic.
  • Speed limit is 60km/hr at all approaches.
  • There is not much variation of traffic flow rate within morning peak hour.
  • Traffic volumes (veh/hr) during the peak period were observed as follows:
    • From South: 100 (left turn), 500 (through) & 100 (right turn)
    • From East: 100 (left turn), 100 (through) & (100+ last four digits of your student ID÷100) (rounded to nearest 10) (right turn)
    • From North: 100 (left turn), 500 (through) & 100 (right turn)
    • From West: 150 (left turn), 100 (through) & 200 (right turn)
  • No annual traffic growth is expected for foreseeable future.
  • Other information can be assumed within Australian Standards and guides

 Consider the following types of intersections for manual analysis and design:

  • Un-signalised intersection- existing case (2 marks)
  • Un-signalised intersection- modified when right turning lanes are added on East-West road (2 marks)
  • Roundabout (2 marks)
  • Signalised intersection (2 marks). Use 1950pc/hr as saturation flow for all lanes, lost time of 3secs, inter-green time of 5secs, minimum display green time of 7secs and practical degree of saturation of 90%.

Compare your manual analytical solutions with the outputs from SIDRA. Provide reason/s if there are any variations in the outputs. (4 marks)

Also compare alternative intersection controls and recommend the best intersection type. (2 marks)


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (6 Sept 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After 10 working day


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any preceding steps are inaccurate. Partial mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Prepare using Microsoft Office (sequentially organise and properly format), convert all to a single PDF file and upload a single PDF file (only one file per assignment item with your Student ID as file name, for example, 211111111.pdf) online. Note: Softcopy docs (Excel, Word, AutoCAD etc) and multiple files for one assessment item will not be assessed or referenced!

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse traffic flows and describe the effects of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships
  • Apply systematic approaches to conduct capacity analysis and level of service of roadways and intersections
  • Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Pavement Design

Task Description

Objectives

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 3, 4, 5 and 6. It develops students' ability to understand Australian pavement design system, materials and tests and design of alternative pavement configurations (flexible pavements, rigid pavements and structural overlays) using current Australian Guidelines and Design Practices. Use of CIRCLY software (pavement design software) is highly recommended when required.


Quiz (6 Marks)

Complete Moodle quiz


Design Tasks: Background Information

Geometric design, earth moving and subgrade evaluation of a new two-lane two-way road has been recently completed and now it is time for design of pavement in Victoria. The following are the project specific information supplied by the client (Road Authority in Victoria):

  • Two way total AADT= 3000+the last four digits of your student ID÷10 (rounded to nearest 10)
  • Pavement design period 25 years.
  • Project reliability 97.5%.
  • Lane width= 3.5m.
  • Directional distribution: 70/30
  • Subgrade CBR value = 3% (if the last four digits of your student ID is < 3000), 5% (if the last four digits of your student ID is ≥ 3000 but < 6000) and 7% (if the last four digits of your student ID is ≥ 6000)
  • Heavy vehicles = 8% (if the last four digits of your student ID is < 3000), 9% (if the last four digits of your student ID is ≥ 3000 but <6000) and 10% (if the last four digits of your student ID is ≥6000)
  • Annual heavy vehicle growth is 1% throughout the design period
  • Other required information can be assumed within Australian Standard (Austroads Guides)


Design Task 1: Pavement Design Input Parameters (2 marks)

  • Summarise and calculate ALL input parameters for both flexible and rigid pavement designs (2 marks)


Design Task 2: Flexible pavement design (10 marks)

Design the following flexible pavement alternatives using empirical or empirical-mechanistic procedures (as applicable, appropriate or preferred!). You need to draw final design drawings for all cases (not to scale is acceptable but indicate all required dimensions and units of measurements). You must discuss/interpret everything you calculate or present.

  • Flexible 1: Unbound granular pavement with thin bituminous surfacing (2 marks)
  • Flexible 2: Full depth asphalt (E=3000MPa), surface layer asphalt (E=2200MPa) (2 marks)
  • Flexible 3: Asphalt (E=3500MPa) with granular base (E=500MPa) (3 marks)
  • Flexible 4: Asphalt (E=2500MPa), cemented base (E=3000MPa) and granular subbase (E=550MPa (3 marks)


Design Task 3: Rigid Pavement design (8 Marks)

Design the following rigid pavement alternatives using analytical or graphical methods (as applicable or appropriate or preferred!). You need to draw final design drawings for all cases (not to scale is acceptable but indicate all required dimensions and units of measurements). You must discuss/interpret everything you calculate or present.

  • Rigid 1: PCP pavement with  concrete shoulder (4 marks)
  • Rigid 2: CRCP pavement without concrete shoulder (4 marks)


Design Task 4: Design of Flexible Asphalt Overlay (3 Marks)

A homogeneous section of a cracked asphalt surfaced granular pavement is situated in Melbourne where the WMAPT is 24°C. As the existing asphalt is cracked, it is proposed to mill 25mm from the existing 50mm thick asphalt prior to asphalt overlay. The following characteristic values were calculated from deflectograph deflection testing undertaken at a pavement temperature of 25°C: 

  • Measured Characteristic Deflection at 25°C = 0.47 mm 
  • Measured Characteristic Curvature at 25°C = 0.180 mm. 

Based on experience, the client (Road Authority in Victoria) advised that the designer considered that there was no need to apply a Seasonal Moisture Correction Factor to these measured deflections and curvatures. The design traffic loading (ESA) for this section is the same as described above (Design Task 1).


  • Overlay: Design asphalt overlay on asphalt surfaced granular pavement using design charts. You need to draw final design drawings (not to scale is acceptable but indicate all required dimensions and units of measurements). You must discuss/interpret everything you calculate (3 marks)


Note: 2 marks is allocated for submission guidelines, e.g., file type, sequence, referencing, units of measurements, flow of information, etc.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (7 Oct 2019) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

10 working days


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any preceding steps are inaccurate. Partial mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Prepare using Microsoft Office (sequentially organise and properly format), convert all to a single PDF file and upload a single PDF file (only one file per assignment item with your Student ID as file name, for example, 211111111.pdf) online. Note: Softcopy docs (Excel, Word, AutoCAD etc) and multiple files for one assessment item will not be assessed or referenced!

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  • Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principals of sustainable development
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory

Task Description

  • You will complete the practical activities and the laboratory report as a team.
  • Each team should check their schedule timetable as shown in Moodle
  • All teams will upload a single team report due as per the Unit Profile.
  • The required practical activities are as follows
  1. Preparation of disturbed soil sample for testing
  2. Soil Compaction and density test AS1289.5.2.2017
  3. Determination of Permanent deformation of unbound granular materials under undrained contions AGTP-T053-07
  4. Determination of Resilience Modulus characteristics of unbound granular materials under undrained contions AGTP-T053-07
  5. Lime Saturation Point of Soil (pH Method) RC131.01 2018


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Oct 2019) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

10 working days


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
5

Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any preceding steps are inaccurate. Partial mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
30%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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