ENEC14016 - Traffic and Transportation Engineering
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This project-based learning unit prepares you to describe and explain the fundamental concepts and characteristics of traffic engineering systems. You will be able to develop strategies for managing and controlling traffic, identify safety issues and recommend solutions. You will be able to analyse and design intersections. You will use ethical decision-making processes to design and document pavement requirements. You will apply design codes and manuals to common design problems involving, intersection design and pavement design. You are required to work, learn and communicate effectively in a professional manner, alone and in project teams. You are required to use information literacy skills proficiently to investigate and prepare oral presentations and formal technical reports. If you are enrolled in distance mode, you will be required to attend a residential school during the term.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: [MATH11218 OR MATH11219] AND ENEC12011

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton

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 12-credit Undergraduate 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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
2. Portfolio 50%

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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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
Quick responses to written question from students Course Evaluation Continue with practice of responding quickly to questions from students.
Authentic assessment based on real life project and adopting industry based software Course Evaluation Continue to the adopt authentic assessments
Portfolio assessment requirement need to be more clarity in defination Course Evaluation Improve the clarity of the assessment marking criteria
Regular engagement with distance students using interactive platform for communication Course Evaluation Continue to use interactive platform such as ZOOM to engage with distance students.
Civil 3D software need only to be directed at work required for in the portfolio assessment. Course Evaluation The practice of exposing students to the Civil 3D software functionality should continue, however explore the use of an introductory interactive session before each detail learning activities.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of 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 guidelines
  4. Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Portfolio    

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 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Traffic and Highway Engineering, SI Edition
Author/s: Nicholas J. Garber & Lester A. Hoel Year: 2015
Edition: 5 Publisher: Cengage Learning US
City: Stamford
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CIRCLY
  • SIDRA 7.0
  • Zoom
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 CoordinatorJerome Egwurube (j.egwurube@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 Traffic Flow Relationships
  1. Traffic & Highway Engineering by Garber and Hoel SI Edition Chapter 6;
  2. Guide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic Theory (AGTM02-15) Chapter 2 Basic Traffic Variables and Relationships pages 3 to 9;
  3. Guide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic Theory (AGTM02-15) Commentary 1 & 2 pages 90 to 92
  4. Guide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic Theory (AGTM02-15) Chapter 7 pages 50 to 72
Week 2 13-03-2017 Capacity and Level of Service Concepts
  1. Highway Capacity Manual (2010) Chapters 4 &5;
  2. Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03-13) Chapter 3 & 4 pages 28 to 56
Week 3 20-03-2017 Highway Capacity Analysis
  1. Highway Capacity Manual (2010) Chapters14 & 15;
  2. Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03-13) Chapter 4 pages 40 to 46
  3. Traffic & Highway Engineering by Garber and Hoel SI 5th Edition Chapter 9 pages 465 to 493
Week 4 27-03-2017 Freeway Capacity Analysis: Facilities ans Basic Segment
  1. Highway Capacity Manual (2010) Chapters10 & 11
  2. Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03-13) Chapter 4 pages 48 to 56
  3. Traffic & Highway Engineering by Garber and Hoel SI 5th Edition Chapter 9 pages 447 to 465
Week 5 03-04-2017 Freeway Capacity Analysis: Merge, Diverge and Weaving Segment

Highway Capacity Manual (2010) Chapters12 & 13

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Signalized & Unsignalised Intersection Capacity Analysis

  1. Guide to Traffic Management Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM03-13) Section 6.1 & 6.2 pages 66 to 75
  2. Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM06-13) Chapter 4 pages 60 to 79
  3. Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Traffic Studies and Analysis (AGTM06-13) Chapter 5
  4. Traffic & Highway Engineering by Garber and Hoel SI 5th Edition Chapter 8 &10
Portfolio 1 Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Design of Rigid Pavement

AGPT02-12 Chapter 9;
Week 8 01-05-2017

Granular Overlay Design on Flexible Pavement

AGPT05-11 Chapter 6.2;

Week 9 08-05-2017

Asphalt Overlay Design on Flexible Pavement

AGPT05-11 Chapter 6.2;
Week 10 15-05-2017

General Mechanistic Procedure (GMP) for Flexible Overlays Design

AGPT05-11 Chapter 6.3;
Week 11 22-05-2017

Thickness Design of Stabilization Treatments

AGPT05-11 Chapter 7;
Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Portfolio 2 Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

General Information

  1. Answer Moodle quiz in the relevant modules.
  2. Additional unit details are provided in the Moodle unit page

Communication with Lecturer

  • All unit related questions must be asked through appropriate forums or during the scheduled class
    time. No email will be responded for any quarries related to this unit unless those are private in
    circumstances.
  • All emails related to this unit should have the unit code (ENEC14016) in the subject line. Any email
    without unit code in the subject line may not be responded.

Example: ENEC14016: Moodle Quiz

Laboratory Time Table

Practical Classes for on-campus students will be scheduled from week 5. Due to the multi-campus delivery of the unit, detail of the laboratory timetable will be available from unit website separately in Week 3. Distance students will complete all practicals during the residential school.

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 1
Task Description

Portfolio 1 (50%)

This assessment focus on weeks 1 to 6 content. Detail to be available on the unit web site at the beginning of the term.

Assessment Task.

  1. Workbook: 20% weighting (Individual work with periodic submission. Detail will be in Unit web page)
  2. Capacity Analysis Tasks: 60% weighting (Individual work with details generated from Moodle)
  3. SIDRA Analysis Task : 20% weighting (Team based)

Relevant Unit Learning Outcome

  1. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of 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. Not Applicable
  4. Not Applicable
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Tuesday (02-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any proceeding steps are inaccurate. Zero mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of the capacity analysis task component (15/30)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships

2. Apply systematic approaches to conduct capacity analysis and level of-service of roadways and intersections

5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work

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 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 2
Task Description

Portfolio 2 Project

This assessment focus on weeks 7 to 11 content. Detail to be available on the unit web site at the the end of week 5

Assessment Task.

  1. Workbook: 10% weighting (individual periodic submission)
  2. Laboratory Task 20% weighting (Campus Team's specification will be provided in Moodle )
  3. Rigid Pavement Design Task : 40% weighting (Team's specification will be provided in Moodle)
  4. Structural Overlay Design Task: 20% weighting (Team's specification will be provided in Moodle)
  5. Thickness design of Stabilization Treatment Task 10% weighting (Team's specification will be provided in Moodle)

Relevant Unit Learning Outcome

  1. Not Applicable
  2. Not Applicable
  3. Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  4. Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work


Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students within 10 working days
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any proceeding steps are inaccurate Zero mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

3. Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines

4. Design structural road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines

5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and team work

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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