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ENEC20004 Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 30-04-20

The end of term examination was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. An alternative assessment item has been arranged for the final examination and details are available on the unit's Moodle page. The learning outcomes assessed are unchanged.

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 1 - 2020

Melbourne
Mixed Mode
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

Supplementary

Traffic Engineering

5th Edition (2018)
Authors: Roger P. Roess, Elena S. Prassas, Elena S. Prassas
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134599717
Binding: Hardcover

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
Kali Nepal Unit Coordinator
k.nepal@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
WEEK 1: TRAFFIC FLOW FUNDAMENTALS AND RELATIONSHIPS Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

TRAFFIC FLOW FUNDAMENTALS AND RELATIONSHIPS

Chapter

A Guide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic Theory (AGTM02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 2: TRAFFIC FLOW ANALYSIS (1) : CAPACITY AND LEVEL OF SERVICE CONCEPTS Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

CAPACITY AND LEVEL OF SERVICE CONCEPTS

Chapter

Highway Capacity Manual (2016) Chapters 4, 5 & 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 3: TRAFFIC FLOW ANALYSIS (2): FREEWAYS AND MULTILANE ROADS Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

FREEWAYS AND MULTILANE ROADS

Chapter

Highway Capacity Manual (2016) (Chapters 12-14)

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 4: TRAFFIC FLOW ANALYSIS (3): TWO-LANE TWO-WAY ROADS Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

TWO-LANE TWO-WAY ROADS

Chapter

Highway Capacity Manual (2016) (Chapter 15)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio: Quiz#1

WEEK 5: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS (1): UNSIGNALISED INTERSECTIONS Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

UNSIGNALISED INTERSECTIONS

Chapter

Highway Capacity Manual (2016) (Chapter 20)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 6: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ROAD INTERSECTIONS (2): ROUNDABOUTS AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

ROUNDABOUTS AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Chapter

Highway Capacity Manual (2016) (Chapters 22-23)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio: Quiz#2

WEEK 7: PAVEMENT DESIGN SYSTEM AND PAVEMENT DESIGN INPUT PARAMETERS (1) Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

PAVEMENT DESIGN INPUT PARAMETERS (1)

Chapter

A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Traffic Engineering Portfolio Due: Week 7 Friday (1 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
WEEK 8: PAVEMENT DESIGN INPUT PARAMETERS (2): PAVEMENT MATERIALS Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

PAVEMENT MATERIALS

Chapter

A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 9: PAVEMENT DESIGN (1): FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS

Chapter

A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 10: PAVEMENT DESIGN (2): RIGID PAVEMENTS Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

RIGID PAVEMENTS

Chapter

A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 11: PAVEMENT DESIGN (3): PAVEMENT OVERLAY Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

PAVEMENT OVERLAY

Chapter

A Guide to Pavement Technology: Part 2 (AGPT02)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Design Portfolio: Quiz

Week 12: Revision Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pavement Design Portfolio Due: Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Practical Assessment Report Due: Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Traffic Engineering Portfolio

Task Description

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 1, 2, 5 and 6. It contains two quizzes and tasks and covers Week 1 to Week 6 learning resources. Details of the tasks will be provided in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (1 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

(100%) Content, presentation and layout includes:

· the accuracy and relevance of information

· application of knowledge

· language and grammar used in answering questions

· proper referencing of sources of information (when referencing, Harvard style should be used.)

· equations, images, data and tables, and the quality of presentation and layout.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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 Portfolio

Task Description

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 3, 4, 5 and 6. It contains a quiz and tasks and covers Week 7 to Week 11 learning resources. Details of the tasks will be provided in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (12 June 2020)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

(100%) Content, presentation and layout includes:

· the accuracy and relevance of information

· application of knowledge

· language and grammar used in answering questions

· proper referencing of sources of information (when referencing, Harvard style should be used.)

· equations, images, data and tables, and the quality of presentation and layout.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
Practical Assessment Report

Task Description

This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes 3, 4, 5 and 6. It relates to writing a professional laboratory report on all practical activities completed during the trimester. Details of the tasks will be provided in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 June 2020) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (12 June 2020)


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

(100%) Content, presentation and layout includes:

· the accuracy and relevance of information

· application of knowledge

· language and grammar used in answering questions

· proper referencing of sources of information (when referencing, Harvard style should be used.)

· equations, images, data and tables, and the quality of presentation and layout.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submit one copy per group (uploaded by a member of the group)

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 - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Closed Book
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