TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

CIV4TE

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introduction to transportation systems including road, rail, air and maritime transport and the interaction of these transportation systems. Aspects such as transport economics, traffic prediction and management, road and street location and geometry, design traffic, subgrade evaluation, pavement materials, design of flexible and rigid pavements, drainage, pavement construction methods and road maintenance will be covered including the initiation to specific software implemented in the geometric and structural design of roads. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.6.




SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CIV3SOM or CIV3GTA) and (CIV3LIS or CIV2SUR)

Co-requisites CIV3CPM and CIV3GTD

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions If student has undertaken CIV3CC and MGT3PM, no need to undertake CIV3CPM.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRoad Engineering PracticeRecommendedUnderwood, R T, 1995MACMILLAN CO OF AUST.
ReadingsIntroduction to transportation engineeringPrescribedBanks, J, 2002McGraw-Hill, 2nd ed

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate transportation systems, their components and the impact of technology, modal issues and associated infrastructure on the development of transportation policies and planning. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The fundamental aspects of transportation systems and their components are introduced in lectures and further discussed and practiced in tutorials, the site visit and individual study. Assessed in design projects and exam. Students must demonstrate competency in recommending the correct transportation mode and infrastructure elements for the selected level of service and given demand in the design projects and exam questions.

02. Produce geometric and structural designs of roads by evaluating socio-economic, geological and environmental data, and implementing professional specifications and (where applicable) specific computer software. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. 2.3Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

Activities:
Design requirements are taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorials and the field trip. Reinforcement of this teaching is through practice problems and design projects. Students are required to demonstrate competency in completing set design projects and examination questions.

03. Explain the significant concepts applicable to the planning, design and construction of airports. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

Activities:
These concepts are introduced in lectures and further discussed and reinforced in tutorial classes. Students must be able to explain the principle of airport planning, provide solution for development for the demand and select the correct materials and pavement types. This is assessed in the exam questions.

04. Explain the structure of railway tracks, the role that track elements have on its performance and the significant principles of geometrical and structural design of railway tracks. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

Activities:
Students are introduced to the critical aspects of designing and maintaining railway tracks in lectures, tutorial classes and individual study of prescribed reading. Students are required to show competency in critically analysing given conditions and recommending correct solutions to the set examination questions.

05. Analyse theory and practical aspects of basic traffic flow, speed and density relationships and level of service concept. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

Activities:
The basic concepts are introduced in lectures and further discussed and reinforced in tutorial classes. Students must be able to demonstrate competency in applying the principle of traffic design for a level of service for a given road conditions. This is assessed in the exam questions.

06. Participate effectively as a member of the team in the design and analysis of transport engineering projects and apply ethical principles and professional standards when working in a team with peers. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. 3.4 Professional use and management of information. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
Students are required to attend team meetings and effectively contribute to the research of specifications and standards, analysis of data and project design. The proper acknowledgement of individual contribution to the group work forms a part of marking criteria for report writing.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 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
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip
One 3.0 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group report (equivalent to 750 words per student)10 02, 06
2 group design projects (each equivalent to 1000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words per student)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2 quizzes (each equivalent to 500 words per student)10 01, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

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

Field Trip
One 3.0 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group report (equivalent to 750 words per student)10 02, 06
2 group design projects (each equivalent to 1000 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words per student)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2 quizzes (each equivalent to 500 words per student)10 01, 03, 04, 05