ENEC12011 - Transport Systems
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces the design of roads and associated documentation. You are introduced to traffic analysis, safety, efficiency, environmental and cultural issues and sustainability of road design. You will analyse traffic survey data and interpret survey results, applying them to analysis of traffic flows and estimation of system capacity. You also apply design codes and manuals to common design problems involving geometric design of roads, road drainage, intersection design and pavement design and rehabilitation. You also collaborate with your team members to prepare plans, compile specifications and estimate quantities and costs.

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

Prerequisites: [ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying OR ENAR12005 Surveying and Mapping] AND [MATH11218 Applied Mathematics OR MATH11160 Technology Mathematics]

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 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • 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 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 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%

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
The Moodle site format with Icon to aid navigation was reported as the best aspect of the course. It was graded 4.3 out of 5 Student Course Evaluation The format of the Moodle site with ICON aiding navigation will be implemented across all courses delivered by the lecturer.
The Tutorial and workshop activities was acknowledged to aid learning. This involve hands on demonstrations on worked examples and suitable exercise on the Industry based software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and CIRCLY. More learning activity for CIVIL 3D was suggested. Student Course Evaluation The Tutorial and Workshop sessions will continue to be implemented. The lecturer will explore the introduction of Civil 3D in lower level courses such as Design and Project Management courses. The hands-on demonstrations of worked examples will be continued.
Clarity of assessment was graded 2.2 out of 5. Most student recommended improvement with the require assessment task Student Course Evaluation Strategy will be implemented by the lecturer to provide more clarity for assessment items. The alignment of all required assessments will be explored by the lecturer.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Organise and conduct traffic surveys, analyse collected data and interpret the results
  2. Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand
  3. Design and document geometric alignments of transportation infrastructure using appropriate Australian guidelines
  4. Evaluate the pavement sublayer materials properties using appropriate Australian guidelines
  5. Design a basic road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
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 6
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 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D: Autodesk Official Press: 2016
Author/s: Davenport, C & Voiculescu, I Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
Traffic and Highway Engineering
Author/s: Garber , Nicholas Year: 2015
Edition: 5th edn SI Publisher: Cengage Learning
City: Florence State: KY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • CIRCLY
  • ZOOM
  • SIDRA
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 10-07-2017

Introduction to Traffic Studies

  1. AGTM03-13 Chapter 2
  2. Garber & Hoel Chapter 4
Week 2 17-07-2017 Design Principles
  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 2
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 1
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 3
Week 3 24-07-2017

Geometric Cross Section

  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 4
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 8
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 9
Week 4 31-07-2017 Horizontal Alignment Design
  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 7
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 6
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 15
Written Assessment Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 06:00 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017 Horizontal Alignment Design
  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 7
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 6
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 15
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017 Vertical Alignment Design
  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 8
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 7
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 15
Week 7 28-08-2017 Earthworks Design
  1. AGRD03-10 Chapter 8
  2. Civil 3D Chapter 12
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 14
Week 8 04-09-2017 Pavement Design Input
  1. TMR Supplement Guide Chapter 2
  2. AGPT02-12 Chapter 2
  3. Garber & Hoel Chapter 19
Written Assessment Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017 Pavement Design Traffic Determination
  1. TMR Supplement Guide Chapter 7
  2. AGPT02-12 Chapter 7
Week 10 18-09-2017

Pavement Material Characterization

  1. TMR Supplement Guide Chapter 6
  2. AGPT02-12 Chapter 6
Week 11 25-09-2017

Pavement Material Characterization

  1. TMR Supplement Guide Chapter 6
  2. AGPT02-12 Chapter 6
Week 12 02-10-2017

Pavement Design Methods

  1. TMR Supplement Guide Chapter 8
  2. AGPT02-12 Chapter 8
Written Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

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  • Answer Moodle quiz in the relevant modules.

Communication with Lecturer

  • All course 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 course unless those are private in circumstances.
  • All emails related to this course should have the course code (ENEC14016) in the subject line. Any email without course code in the subject line may not be responded.

Example: ENEC12011: Quiz

Additional details are provided in the Moodle course site

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description
This assessment is composed of two components namely a Moodle quiz with a weight of 50% and a Traffic Survey task with a 50% weight. The quiz shall be based on the first two week activities. Further details are provided through the Moodle unit site.
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (04-Aug-2017) 06:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students within 10 working days
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Evidence provided of achievement of Unit Learning Outcomes is to be based primarily on work undertaken individually within this unit.

The following weighting shall be applied

  1. Moodle Quiz 50%
  2. Design report maximum 10 pages 50%

Additional details are provided in the Moodle Unit site.

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

1. Organise and conduct traffic surveys, analyse collected data and interpret the results

2. Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand

6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Scenario

You are part of an engineering design team that has been appointed by the Department of Main Roads to design the realignment of a section of highway. Approaching the end of the financial year, Main Roads has funds allocated for this project which must commence construction in 8 - 10 weeks. In 8 weeks, the design of appropriate horizontal and vertical geometry (as well as cross-sectional information) is required to be prepared in accordance with Austroads and DMR standard documents and specifications.


Requirements

1. Horizontal and vertical geometry should be designed as a series of consecutive straights and curves – note that the curves must be tangential to the straights to comply with the requirements of curvilinear design – it is also good practice from a design and construction perspective.

2. The detail specific design parameter assign to you can be located in the Unit Moodle page

3. You will need to assess the horizontal and vertical curves and check that they are within appropriate minimum and maximum radii for the design speed, in addition to checking whether superelevation is required. If superelevation is required, this is to be designed appropriately to consider rate of rotation, position relative to the horizontal curve tangent point and length of horizontal curve.

4. You are also to research and provide some thoughts on “other considerations” that would be relevant in a real situation – funding, cultural heritage, lighting, drainage and environmental.

Further details are provided in the Moodle Unit site


Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students within 10 working days
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Evidence provided of achievement of Unit Learning Outcomes is to be based primarily on work undertaken individually within this unit.

The following weighting shall be applied

1. Moodle Quiz 40%

2. Design report maximum 15 pages excluding appendix 60%

Additional detail are provided in the Moodle unit 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

2. Apply standard techniques to forecasting future traffic demand

3. Design and document geometric alignments of transportation infrastructure using appropriate Australian guidelines

6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Your engineering design team that was appointed by to produce a pavement design in Central Queensland after the submission of the geometric design report. In 4 weeks, the Pavement design of appropriate road is required to be prepared in accordance with Austroads and DMR standard documents and specifications.


Primary Design Resources

1. Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2: Pavement Structural Design (AGPT02-12)

2. Supplement to ‘Part 2: Pavement Structural Design’ of the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology (TMR 2013)


Additional details are provided in the Moodle Unit site

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students within 10 working days
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Evidence provided of achievement of Unit Learning Outcomes is to be based primarily on work undertaken individually and in project teams within this unit.

The following weighting shall be applied

1. Moodle Quiz 30%

2. Design report Maximum 20 pages excluding appendix 70%

Additional details are provided in the Moodle Unit site


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

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

5. Design a basic road pavements using appropriate Australian guidelines

6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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