SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

CIV4SI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to develop sustainability awareness within the student and prepare them for their future careers in civil engineering where sustainability issues in conception, design, construction, operation, maintenance and demolition are critical. The first is to provide students with an in depth experience of the functioning of government departments, agencies and engineering consultancies in the state of Victoria. The second is to impart a detailed understanding and appreciation of the importance of the application of sustainability principles to all civil engineering practices. Students will gain skills in effective communication, how to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution, an understanding of sustainable design and development and an understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2GR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHEAT - How to stop the planet burningRecommendedMonboit G 2006PENGUIN BOOKS
ReadingsMaterials and the Environment - Eco-Informed Material ChoiceRecommendedAshby, MF 2009BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the general principles of sustainability and how Engineers Australia applies it to civil engineering.

Activities:
General principles and practice of sustainability are taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorials and presentations when on excursions. Students are required to demonstrate competency in the understanding of these principles in assignments, the final report and presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Explain the specific principles and practices of sustainability in civil engineering sub-disciplines.

Activities:
'The Transport Integration Act' is taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorials. Students are required to display an understanding of the issues in the act during presentations, tutorial debriefing, an assignment and the final report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Demonstrate how regional and metropolitan organisations are currently discharging their responsibilities.

Activities:
Receive a presentation from the Deputy Director of Public Transport (Safety and Asset Management). Students are required to display a comprehension of the issues during tutorial debriefing, an assignment and the final report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Predict how regional/metropolitan organisations or industries will be transformed by sustainability issues and impacted by possible future scenarios.

Activities:
Possible future scenarios are taught in lectures, tutorial and presentations. Students are required to display a comprehension of the impact of possible future scenarios on the application of sustainability principles and practices during tutorial debriefing, assignments and the final report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Expound the rationale for the integration of the disciplines within an organisation to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Activities:
The cycle of infrastructure creation is taught in lectures, tutorials and presentations. Students are required to display a comprehension of the importance of the integration of the disciplines during tutorial debriefing, the final report and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one group presentation (20 minute maximum)14 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one group report (2,000-words/student)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
three individual summary reports (500-words each)36 01, 02, 03, 04, 05