Infrastructure Design

Subject 421-441 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 24 hours practical classes
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 421-316 Engineering Hydraulics and Hydrology, 421-306 Geotechnical Engineering
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Russell Thompson
Subject Overview: This subject integrates engineering science in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and geotechnical engineering in applications of transport, water drainage and reticulation infrastructure. Topics covered in lectures include urban stormwater drainage systems; urban water supply, treatment and distribution systems; water supply pipeline design and surge protection; sewarage, wastewater collection and treatment; and hydraulic design of common hydraulic structures, the transport planning process, traffic survey methods, traffic flow theary, capacity of unsignalised intersections, traffic signal timing analysis, geometric design of roads, and pavement design. Two group design projects to allow students to practice their design skills.
Assessment: One group assignment (2,000 words per student equivalent) in the first half of semester (35%), and one group assignment (2,000 words per student equivalent) in the second half of semester (35%), one exam (end of semester, 30%). Passing of the exam is a hurdle requirement of the subject. Team co-operation and contributions will be taken into account in awarding individual marks for team outcomes.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate their ability to work in a team on a complex engineering project
  • design free surface drainage systems for storm water and sewage
  • design pressurised reticulation systems
  • design geometry, pavements and foundations for wheeled traffic
  • design simple transport networks
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so
  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Civil

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