CEME 4050 - Design Practice
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CEME 4050 Course Design Practice Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites C&ENVENG 3005 or CEME 3002 & C&ENVENG 3007 or CEME 3003 & C&ENVENG 3020 or 3001 Course Description This course will involve a capstone design project emulating a real world project, which involves various aspects of structural, geotechnical and water engineering. Students choosing to major in either of these sub disciplines of civil engineering, will focus their efforts and attention on their chosen major. In completing the design project, students will become familiar with the complexities, uncertainties, and ambiguities of the design process. Students will need to demonstrate a capacity for self-management, independent learning and higher level professional communication skills.
Course Coordinator: Professor Scott SmithStructural Engineering Design Practice: Prof. Scott Smith and Mr. Leo Noicos, Mr. James Bentley
Geotechnical Engineering Design Practice: Prof. Mark Jaksa and Dr. Brendan Scott, Dr. Matthew Duthy
Water Engineering Design Practice: Prof. Martin Lambert and Dr. Michael Leonard
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Apply knowledge of structural/water/geotechnical engineering design principles to the conceptual design of civil infrastructure through the synthesis of the client’s requirements and evaluation of potential design options;
2 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills by delivering a client briefing to present the conceptual designs evaluated;
3 Demonstrate the fluid application of engineering techniques by scoping and subsequently preparing detailed design calculations to Australian design standards;
4 Critically review design calculations prepared by others;
5 Communicate the final design of a structure through the production of engineering drawings;
6 Demonstrate orderly management of self and professional conduct by managing time effectively and behave in a professional manner in relationships with clients, industrial mentors and other stakeholders involved in the project; and
7 Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective team member by earning the trust and confidence of colleagues through competent and timely completion of tasks, recognising the diversity of the team members and respect for alternative viewpoints.
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 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Required ResourcesThe following Australian Standards are required for this course:
Structural engineering component: AS 1100.501, AS 1170, AS 3600, AS 4100, AS2159;
Water engineering component: AS 3500;
Geotechnical engineering component: AS 1726, AS 2159, AS 3798, AS 4482.1, AS 4678.
These can be accessed through the university library website.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Each week contains 2x two-hour sessions. The first two-hour session is common for the whole cohort while the second two-hour session is specific to each major discipline (i.e. structural, water or geotechnical engineering). There are three separate second two-hour sessions, however, students undertaking a major in either structural, water or geotechnical engineering must enrol in the corresponding workshop for that discipline. Students not undertaking a major will still be required to enrol into one of the second two-hour discipline sessions. Sessions will be run mainly as design workshops in which the students interact with industry design engineers. Some of these sessions will also be used to deliver lectures on key design topics.
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Concept Design* 15 Group Summative 4 - 1-6 Preliminary Design* 15 Group Summative 8 - 1-6 Detailed Design* 45 Group Summative 11 - 4-6 Interview 15 Individual Summative 12 - 1-7 Project Management 10 Individual Formative Ongoing - 6, 7 Total 100
* For these assessment tasks it is compulsory that students complete a SPLAT peer assessment on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i
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Assessment DetailDetails of all assessment tasks will be available on MyUni.
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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
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