ENEC12011 - Transport Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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).

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.22% response rate.

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.

Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The tutorial and workshop activities were acknowledged to aid learning. This involves recorded hands on demonstrations on worked examples and suitable exercises on the industry based software of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Recommendation
The recorded tutorial and workshop sessions will continue to be implemented. A strategy to visit the respective campus to offer a face-to-face software support will be implemented by the lecturer.
Action Taken
All lecture/tutorial and workshop sessions were recorded and made available to students.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The Moodle site format with Icon to aid navigation was reported as the best aspect of the course.
Recommendation
The Moodle site format with icons to aid navigation that was consistently graded 4 and above will be maintained.
Action Taken
The Moodle site format with Icon was maintained. In addition, more modifications and improvements were made to the Moodle site to aid the navigation.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
Clarity of assessment was an improvement from last year. Most students still recommended further improvement in the expectation requirement for the task.
Recommendation
A modified strategy will be implemented by the lecturer to provide further clarity for the expected requirement. This will include peer review of the detailed assessment requirement framing instructions before uploading to Moodle.
Action Taken
More detailed assessment requirements and marking criteria were provided to the students.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The online quiz component of the assessment should be enhanced.
Recommendation
A review of all online quiz questions will be undertaken for consistency and clarity.
Action Taken
Various practices (such as Moodle site format improvement, explaining assessment requirement instructions, etc.) were used to provide the students with more clarity about online quizzes.
Source: Moodle Website & Email
Feedback
Very organised and well-planned unit.
Recommendation
Continue to keep the same quality every year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
Weekly quizzes helped to retain information and acquire knowledge.
Recommendation
Continue to provide online weekly quizzes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment