ENTC12004 - Civil Construction
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

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.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
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Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 64% 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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
* would like to see construction videos moodle course evaluation * will try for construction videos as additional resource
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. explain the roles of civil construction team members [3,5,7,9]
  2. apply standard project and contract documents, Standards, codes of practice, acts and regulations to routine construction work [3,4,5,9]
  3. plan civil engineering construction processes for given, routine civil construction tasks [3,4,5]
  4. apply information literacy skills to research and prepare professional records and reports [2, 4, 9 10]
  5. work and learn both individually and in teams and in a professional manner [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

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
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

Construction Planning equipment and methods
Author/s: Peurifoy,RL., Schexnayder,CJ., Shapira,A and Schmitt, R. Year: 2010
Edition: 8th edition Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
City: London
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRemadevi Dhanasekar (r.dhanasekar@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Standards and code of practice

Resource material - wk 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Equipment in construction projects- dozer,scraper

Ch 7 & 8

Week 3 20-03-2017

Equipment in construction projects- excavators

Ch 9

Week 4 27-03-2017

Equipment in construction projects- finishing and hauling

Ch 10 & 11

Week 5 03-04-2017

Equipment in construction projects- construction cranes, draglines

Ch 17 & 18

Assessment item 1 - Assignment Due Thursday (06 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Earth material stabilisation & Construction processes-Buildings

Ch 5 & Ch 21

Week 7 24-04-2017

Construction processes-Forming systems

Ch 22

Week 8 01-05-2017

Construction processes-Timber structures

Resource material - wk 8

Week 9 08-05-2017

Construction processes-concrete & Masonry structures

Resource material - wk 9

Week 10 15-05-2017

Construction processes -Steel structures

Ch 15 & Resource material wk10

Assessment item 2 - Online Test Due Thursday (18 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Construction processes -Roads

Ch15 & Resource material wk11

Week 12 29-05-2017

Construction processes -Railway

Resource material - wk 12

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Program review

Assessment item 3 - Assignment Due Thursday (08 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment item 1 - Assignment
Task Description

Weeks 1-5 content is covered in this assessment item. Students will be asked to answer questions related to standards and equipment used in construction projects. Expected answers should be in the form of definition, briefing and explanation including simple problems. Assignment questions and details will be available on the course web site during week-1 of the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Thursday (06-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Thursday (27-Apr-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

(5%) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

Note : If the information is taken only from the prescribed text and the given resource material then obtaining a higher grade of marks may not be possible.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

It is not expected that students to type up calculations. Students should scan the hand written calculations for online submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. apply standard project and contract documents, Standards, codes of practice, acts and regulations to routine construction work [3,4,5,9]

3. plan civil engineering construction processes for given, routine civil construction tasks [3,4,5]

4. apply information literacy skills to research and prepare professional records and reports [2, 4, 9 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Assessment item 2 - Online Test
Task Description

This assessment has questions from the content covered in Weeks 6-10. Students will be asked to answer questions related to earth material stabilization, forming systems and various construction processes. Expected answers should be in the form of definition, brief and detailed answers including simple problems. This assessment task is in the form of online test. Details including model questions will be available on the course web site on or before week-7 of the term. Late submission is not allowed.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Thursday (18-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Thursday (01-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
(100% ) Content — includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, equations, data and tables used in answering questions.
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain the roles of civil construction team members [3,5,7,9]

3. plan civil engineering construction processes for given, routine civil construction tasks [3,4,5]

4. apply information literacy skills to research and prepare professional records and reports [2, 4, 9 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment item 3 - Assignment
Task Description

This is an essay format assessment item. Students are expected to use their knowledge gained from various topics including standards, equipment used in construction projects and the process involved in the construction of load bearing structures. It is a must for students to use case study for this submission. Case study stands for the observation and analysis of an ongoing construction (option 1) or recently finished construction (option 2). Examples from literature can be used only as reference material to support the case study information of this assessment item.

All details about this assessment item including format, site inspection related forms links will be provided on the course web during week-1 of the term. It is recommended for students to plan and work towards the case study essay assessment item as early as possible.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Thursday (08-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Grade and feedback will be uploaded on the course web site during University vcaction period, on or before 01 July 2015
Weighting 45%
Assessment Criteria

(5 %) Presentation and layout—includes the selection of typeface, written and general appearance, detail and quality of the assessment item submission

(95%) Content—includes the accuracy and relevance of information, application of knowledge, language and grammar used in answering questions, and proper referencing of sources of information, equations, images, data and tables used in the assessment submission. When referencing, use of the Harvard Referencing System

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

A single word file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. explain the roles of civil construction team members [3,5,7,9]

2. apply standard project and contract documents, Standards, codes of practice, acts and regulations to routine construction work [3,4,5,9]

3. plan civil engineering construction processes for given, routine civil construction tasks [3,4,5]

4. apply information literacy skills to research and prepare professional records and reports [2, 4, 9 10]

5. work and learn both individually and in teams and in a professional manner [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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