PROJMGNT 3043 - Infrastructure & Sustainability
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code PROJMGNT 3043 Course Infrastructure & Sustainability Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Summer Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description The objective of the course is to assist appreciation of planning, design and delivery aspects of transport, power, water, and IT infrastructure. The course has been developed in partnership with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) to provide pre-accreditation to an existing infrastructure performance assessment tool, the IS Rating Tool. The course will look at: 1) long term infrastructure considerations through the objective appraisal of economic, environmental and social factors; 2) Australian and international economic, social and environmental strategies and goals; 3) and ongoing management considerations related to operational and maintenance responsibilities. The course will consider the application of the above tool to planning, design and delivery of infrastructure; planning of road systems and integration with rail and transport interchanges; application to IT infrastructure, power and water supply; identification of responsibilities between government and the commercial sector; along with design and delivery issues. The course provides students with valuable industry ready knowledge and skills.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Indra Gunawan
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Explain how improvements in sustainability related performance can deliver value add to infrastructure projects. 2 Identify cost effective opportunities for increasing the sustainability of infrastructure related projects across design, construction and operation. 3 Calculate sustainability related impacts from proposed infrastructure projects in the area of materials consumption and environmental systems. 4 Present the value of sustainability related initiatives in infrastructure projects with consideration to economic, social and environmental outcomes based on small group work. 5 Express the potential for low carbon related initiative in infrastructure projects to deliver performance and cost improvements as well as improve the sustainability performance of the overall project. 6 Apply the IS Rating Tool to infrastructure projects in order to consider economic, social and environmental performance.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 3, 4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2, 4, 5, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4,5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesCourse notes are required and are avaliable for purchase from the 'Image and Copy Centre' prior to the course. (Please bring with you to first class)
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in an interactive blended learning mode drawing on a combination of lectures and peer-to-peer learning opportunities and small group discovery as part of the intensive process.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities Summary
Day Topics 1 Overview of Sustaniability and infrastructure
Introduction to the ISCA 'IS Rating Tool'
Review of 'IS Rating Tool' Credits related to Low Carbon
Consideration of Low Carbon Infrastructure Outcomes
2 Understanding how to alter weights on the 'IS Rating Tool'
Consideration of Knowledge Sharing in Infrastructure Projects
Assessment of Ecological Performance of Infrastructure
3 Introduction to the 'IS Rating Tool' Materials Calculator
Tutorial on the Materials Calculator
Review of 'IS Rating Tool' Credits
4 Refresher on 'IS Rating Tool' (including executive breifing excersise)
Review of 'IS Rating Tool' Credits
5 Review of 'IS Rating Tool' Credits
Introduction to the 'IS Rating Tool' Innovation Credit
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe course will provide a unique small group discovery expeiance with teams working to assess and understand an industry perfroamce rating tool and share learnings with the larger cohort.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
All Assessment items are open book and are based on the ISCA 'IS Rating Tool' Technical Manual that will be provided in class.
# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcomes Participation Individual N/A 5% 1-6 1 Quiz 1 Individual 45 mins 10% 1-6 2 Quiz 2 Individual 45 mins 12.5% 1-6 3 Quiz 3 Individual 45 mins 12.5% 1-6 4 Test 1 Individual 60 mins 25% 1-6 5 Test 2 Individual 90 mins 35% 1-6 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners
All Assessments are provided by ISCA and will be outlined in class. All assessments are open book and are based on the 'IS Rting Tool' Technical Manual that will be provided to students in class.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
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- Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
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Resubmission & Remarking
Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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