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 analysing, managing and controlling traffic; identifying safety issues; and recommending solutions. In this unit, you will apply relevant industrial design standards and guides to solve complex traffic and pavement analysis and design problems involving highway capacity analysis, intersection design and pavement design by considering stakeholders and sustainability requirements. You will also use appropriate industry-relevant software for analysis and design. You are required to work, learn, and communicate effectively in a professional manner, independently and in project teams.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 3 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
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 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. Project (applied) 30%
2. Project (applied) 30%
3. In-class Test(s) 40%

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 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 91.67% 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 Evaluation
Feedback
The lecture-tutorial-workshop format of the unit was acknowledged to aid student learning.
Recommendation
The lecture-tutorial-workshop format of unit delivery will continue to be implemented.
Action Taken
The lecture-tutorial-workshop format of unit delivery was continued.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
More detailed feedback would help students understand their mistakes in their assessment tasks.
Recommendation
More detailed feedback will be provided to students, particularly for wrong answers in their assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Additional feedback was provided.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Contents, software, and associated learning resources were acknowledged as being practical and useful.
Recommendation
Contents, software, and associated learning resources will continue to be made practical and useful.
Action Taken
Contents, software, and associated learning resources were made practical and useful.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The step-wise process followed and the lecture-tutorial-workshop format was acknowledged to aid student learning.
Recommendation
Continue the step-wise process and lecture-tutorial-workshop format.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Laboratory activities were not effective as they were just a demonstration but practical hands-on training/sampling was not available.
Recommendation
Remove laboratory activities from this unit and replace by related project works.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class discussion
Feedback
Contents, software, and associated learning resources were acknowledged as being practical and useful.
Recommendation
Continue to make the unit relevant, up-to-date. practical and useful by enhancing contents, software, and associated learning resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse traffic system components and traffic flows to identify 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 Standards and guidelines
  4. Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian Standards and guidelines
  5. Formulate, plan, manage and complete projects individually or in teams in an ethical and professional manner considering stakeholder requirements and principles of sustainable development
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and leadership.

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
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 6N )

Intermediate
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3N )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 4I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 4I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 4I 5I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 6I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5N 6I )

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3N )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 4A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 4A 5A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 4A 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 Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - In-class Test(s)
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
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 - Project (applied)
2 - Project (applied)
3 - In-class Test(s)