Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours (Lectures: 2 hours per week; Workshops: 2 hours per week) |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Staff recommend that all students access the Academic Skills Unit (ASU) courses. In particular, a critical thinking, reading, and writing seminar will assist the student with the assessment of this subject.
Sessions with the ASU can be booked at the following site: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Anne Steinemann
Prof Anne Steinemann
This subject provides an overview of a wide range of issues relating to infrastructure, with a particular focus on the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of historical and current projects. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities of decision-making in this sector, including the role of government and regulation, considerations of equity, and assessment of economic and environmental impacts. Students will discuss the influential role that infrastructure plays in shaping a society, and the effects both short-term and long-term. Students will also learn to apply various analytical models to frame their thinking and evaluate infrastructure projects from a sustainability perspective.
The lectures and tutorials will be structured around case studies of various infrastructure projects. Tutorials will cover six case studies and will provide students with opportunities to enhance skills such as oral and written communication and project management. Students are expected to actively contribute to case study discussions in tutorials.
This subject is part of a trio of subjects that consider different aspects of infrastructure projects. Engineering Site Characterisation studies how to determine the character of a site for an infrastructure project. Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering examines how a project relates to the broader social, economic, and environmental context. Engineering Project Implementation concentrates on the operational aspects of implementing a project.
Having completed this subject the student is expected to:
Students must pass all hurdle requirements to pass the subject.
ADC Forum (2010) ADC Cities Report; Enhancing Liveability, Editors Roux A, and Stanley J., ADC Forum, PO Box 18058, Collins Street East, Victoria, Australia.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering |
Master of Architectural Engineering
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Information Technology
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream |
MIT Spatial Specialisation
Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
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