CEME 1002 - Introduction to Infrastructure
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code CEME 1002 Course Introduction to Infrastructure Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course explores the central role of infrastructure in society, both locally and globally. It examines the different elements of infrastructure and incorporates links with industry and real life experience from technical, social, environmental, economic and sustainability perspectives. Students work in small groups to create civil engineering analyses, designs and drawings. The group work will develop the key engineering attributes of working together in a team and professional communication skills.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Phillip Visintin
Introduction to infrastructure is co-delivered by Martin Lambert, Phillip Visintin and Mark Jaksa.
The course is coordinated by Phillip Visintin.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.An outline of programmed lecture, workshop and tutorial times and locations can be found on the Course Planner. Note that not all programmed times will be used throughout the semester, please refer to MyUni for scheduled activities each week.
Three lectures will be held in the first 4 weeks as outlined below. The lecture schedule is given in Section 4.3.
Day Time Venue Monday 16:00-17:00 Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre Wednesday 10:00-11:00 Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre Thursday 10:00-11:00 Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
Course Learning OutcomesCourse outcomes
1. Identify elements of infrastructure, both locally and globally at a range of scales and their interactions with one another.
2. Understand and evaluate the environmental, economic, social and sustainability constraints of infrastructure projects.
3. Apply problem solving, teamwork and communication strategies to real life scenarios.
4. Interpret existing and develop new engineering drawings of infrastructure.
5. Analyse and evaluate the current condition of the nation's infrastructure.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:
1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
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)
1,2,3,4,5 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
2,3 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
2,3,4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,5 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
3,4 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
Recommended ResourcesIntroduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering by Michael Penn and Philip Parker, Wylie
Engineering by Natasha McCarty, Oneworld, Oxford
Online LearningAdditional resources such as lecture slides, tutorials and the workshop or design project will be provided on MyUni. Students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements and utilise the Discussion Board for additional contact.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses several different teaching and learning approaches including:
- face to face lectures
- online, pre-recorded lectures
- online and face to face tutorials
- design sessions and group workshops
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Design projects and assignments of varying size will be undertaken in groups throughout the semester. Projects will be undertaken in groups of 2 or 4 students. Online tutorials will be completed individually.
Learning Activities SummaryLectures and tutorials will be offered on the following topics:
1. Overview of infrastructure and its role in society
2. Introduction to water engineering and water resources
3. Introduction to transport engineering
4. Introduction to structural engineering
5. Introduction to drawing for civil engineers
6. Life-cycle Costing for Civil Engineers
7. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
8. Historical Perspective of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure
9. Grand Challenges in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure
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- 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.
Assessment SummaryTopics 1-3
Design Workshop reports x 3 - 22%
Tutorials x4 - 8%
Structural Engineering Project - 35% (20% design report, truss drawings 10%, 5% truss testing)
Structural Engineering online tutorials - 5%
Geotechnical Engineering Project - 20%
Historical Perspective of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure assignment -10%
Assessment Related RequirementsTutorials, Assignments, workshop design reports and the design reports have to be submitted electronically via MyUni. The penalty for late submissions of assignments, lab reports and design project is 10% per day or part thereof of being late. A late submission will only be allowed when a deferred deadline has been approved by the course coordinator prior to the due date because of medical or extenuating circumstances. Any requests for extensions must be communicated by email.
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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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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