ENEC14018 - Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will analyse the physical characteristics of natural and man-made disasters to identify the mechanisms of destruction and the potential damages from an engineering viewpoint. You will consider the stakeholders and necessary framework relevant to the disaster management including necessary training and preparation for the investigators. You will learn to make recommendations to current disaster management plans to improve the access to critical infrastructure in the aftermath of a disaster. You will also investigate possible modifications of the relevant statutory frameworks, standards and infrastructure management plans to improve the community preparedness and resilience to disaster.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Pre-requisites: ENEC12010, ENEC12011, ENEC13015 

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 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

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. Case Study 40%
2. Report 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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the risk to infrastructure associated with a disaster
  2. Analyse the infrastructure for disaster resilience using engineering principles and fundamentals
  3. Recommend improvements in design and management of infrastructure to improve post-disaster recovery
  4. Promote principals of sustainable development while applying ethical practices and stakeholder requirements
  5. Apply effective communication, creativity, time management and collaborative skills to work and learn individually and in a team.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 4N )

Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 2I 3I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 3I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3N 4N )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1N 3I 4N 5I )

Advanced
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 3I 4A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 4I 5A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Case Study
2 - Report
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
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 - Case Study
2 - Report