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ENAC12004 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design (Civil)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students extend the knowledge and skills developed in Computer Aided Drafting, applying these to the preparation of drawing details and project documentation for civil and structural projects. Students work with engineers' design instructions and survey data, obtain relevant design standards, manuals and handbooks, research manufacturers' product information and specifications and apply this information to prepare project drawings and documentation. They determine materials quantities for projects, describe roles and responsibilities of members of engineering design teams, and office procedures for managing project information and documents. Drawing projects provide opportunities to demonstrate professional teamwork and communication and support collaborative learning. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer capable of running computer aided drafting software, and to make frequent use of the Internet.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

[ENTG11001 Computer Aided Drafting  or ENTA12011 or ENEG12002 or ENEG12006]


ENAR12005 Surveying and Mapping


[ENAC12006 Road Engineering or ENEC14015 Traffic Engineering]


[ENAC12007 Hydraulics and Hydrology or  ENTC12006 Hydrology and Water 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 40%
2. Portfolio 60%

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

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Research relevant design standards, product information and specifications and obtain information required to prepare detail drawings and project documentation. [2, 3, 4, 10]
  2. Produce detail drawings and documentation for engineering projects using common drafting practices, engineers design notes and instructions, survey information, Australian and industry standards, handbooks, guides and manuals. [1, 2, 3, 5]
  3. Estimate and present materials quantities for engineering projects. [1, 3, 4]
  4. Prepare drawings for common civil works. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  5. Prepare steel and concrete details for civil project drawings. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  6. Describe and explain the roles and responsibilities of members of engineering design teams, and procedures for managing and documenting design information. [2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
  7. Demonstrate an effective, professional level of teamwork and communication and support collaborative peer group learning. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio