COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING

CIV2CAE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subjects presents computer aided applications in civil engineering. Topics covered in this subject include: building information modelling (BIM) concepts and methods; model auditing; model exchange technologies & interoperability; application of BIM in civil engineering projects; Use of standard software in mathematical modelling of engineering problems; data import and export to other CAD and software; and introduction to computer aided analysis of structures, analysis of simple beams and trusses. Through these topics, students will develop technical knowledge in up-to-date computer aided engineering that is needed in developing projects in civil and structural engineering. Skills in design analysis and design presentation using standard software as well as in the analysis of simple engineering structures will also be developed among students.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEngineering Drawing, 8th ednPrescribedAw, B 2012MCGRAW HILL, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop Building Information Modelling (BIM) with 3-D, 4-D, 5-D and 6-D computer software.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Weekly drawing/drafting practices using AUTOCAD.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply BIM methods in developing Civil Engineering projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Weekly drawing/drafting practices using AUTOCAD.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use computer aided solutions to solve simple engineering problems.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Weekly drawing/drafting practices using AUTOCAD.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Prepare graphical reports on simple engineering problems using standard computer software.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Weekly drawing/drafting practices using AUTOCAD.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Conduct computer aided analysis of simple engineering structures.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Weekly drawing/drafting practices using relevant CAD software.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Effectively function as a team member in group-based work.

Activities:
Students in groups are required to provide solutions to a given engineering problem by applying relevant computer aided engineering methods and processes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group Assignment (Engineering problem) (2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Open Book Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05