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ENEC14016 - Traffic and Transportation Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This project-based learning unit prepares you to describe and explain the fundamental concepts and characteristics of traffic engineering systems. You will be able to develop strategies for managing and controlling traffic, identify safety issues and recommend solutions. You will be able to analyse and design intersections. You will use ethical decision-making processes to design and document pavement requirements. You will apply design codes and manuals to common design problems involving, intersection design and pavement design. You are required to work, learn and communicate effectively in a professional manner, alone and in project teams. You are required to use information literacy skills proficiently to investigate and prepare oral presentations and formal technical reports. If you are enrolled in distance mode, you will be required to attend a residential school during the term.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: [MATH11218 OR MATH11219] AND ENEC12011

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 Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
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 12-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
2. Portfolio 50%

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 48.57% 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: Moodle Website
Feedback
The software taught in this unit was beneficial to support learning.
Recommendation
Continue to teach the software.
Action Taken
The same software was taught in Term 1 2021.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
Online quiz questions and assignments should be designed based on the current guidelines.
Recommendation
All assessment tasks will be updated based on the current guidelines and standards.
Action Taken
The unit contents and all other resources and assessment tasks were updated to follow the latest version of guidelines/standards.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The students found some topics informative and interesting, while more discussion and explanation is suggested.
Recommendation
More insightful and practical materials will be discussed for a better understanding of the concepts.
Action Taken
More examples were discussed during the lecture/tutorial sessions to assist the students with a better understanding of the concepts.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
Assignments criteria needs improvement.
Recommendation
More information about the assignment requirements and criteria will be delivered in the next offerings.
Action Taken
The assessment structure was modified to provide less complex assessment tasks. The students were provided with more information about the assignment requirements.
Source: Moodle website and email
Feedback
The detailed lectures and 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The software taught in this unit was beneficial to support learning.
Recommendation
Continue to teach both software in the next offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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 1, 2022.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
SIDRA IT issues affected the assignment accomplishment.
Recommendation
The licensing and IT issues will be further checked in future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The practical class was really informative and a great way to be hands-on.
Recommendation
Continue to organise the practical sessions on all campuses.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect 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. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
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
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio