ENEC20004 - Advanced Transportation Engineering Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-Requisite: ENEC14016 Traffic and Transportation Engineering

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Practical Assessment 10%
4. Examination 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 67.5% 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 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The Moodle site format with Icon to aid navigation was reported as the best aspect of the unit. It was graded 4.7 out of 5
Recommendation
The format of the Moodle site with Icon aiding navigation will be implemented across all units delivered by the lecturer.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination