ENTC12004 - Civil Construction

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students are introduced to the roles of civil construction team members, use of typical project documents, application of Standards, acts and regulations, and construction processes to civil earthworks, temporary works, substructure works and superstructure works for routine construction projects. Students conduct research, prepare reports and presentations and work independently and in teams in a professional manner. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Cond: Flex mode is not available to students in Co-op Course CF47

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 1 - 2024

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. Written Assessment 45%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 37.50% 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
Overall well organised and delivered unit with the necessary skills through authentic practice-based assessment.
This practice will continue in the future
Action Taken
Followed the recommendation.
Source: Moodle
Very helpful lecturer and the weekly zoom classes are very helpful.
This practice will continue in the future
Action Taken
Followed the recommendation.
Source: Unit Evaluation
The Moodle page may need some organisation with the new tile format.
Review the arrangement of study materials to assist the student in learning the topics.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Evaluation
Good use of real-world examples. The lecture is very helpful and well knowledged.
The good practice will be continued in future offers.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the roles of civil construction team members
  2. Apply contract documents, standards, codes of practice, acts, and regulations to routine construction work
  3. Plan civil engineering construction processes for routine civil construction tasks
  4. Apply information literacy skills to research and prepare professional records and reports
  5. Work and learn in a professional manner.

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

1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 4N)
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N)
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I)
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 2I 3I 4N)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the area of practice. (LO: 2I 3N 4I)
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 2N 3I 4I)
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools, and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 3I)
2.4 Application of systematic project management processes. (LO: 4I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 4I 5I)
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3N 5I)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 2I 4A)

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 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 10