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CIVL4903: Civil Engineering Design (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL4903: Civil Engineering Design (6 CP)|
A/Prof Reid, Stuart
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This is a fourth year core unit of study for the degree in Civil Engineering and fourth year elective for the degree in Project Engineering and Management (Civil).
The objective of this unit is to give students an appreciation of the role of the designer in the development of Civil Engineering projects. At the end of this unit, students will have developed an understanding of the design philosophy. They will gain this through their involvement in a number of exercises which cover the design sequence from concept to documentation.
The syllabus comprises: design sequence beginning with a 'brief' and including definition, value and criteria selection; generation of proposals; analysis of proposals; selection of design; development of details of a particular design selected; feasibility studies and examination of existing works; study of design projects by stages, including details of some aspects.
This unit is under the direction of an engineer in professional practice in cooperation with other professional practitioners and members of the academic staff. Lectures and exercises on the interaction between civil engineering and architectural design and practice are included in the unit.
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL3205 AND CIVL3206.|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: group work on design challenges - facilitated by lecturer and tutors
Independent Study: independent study to complete design assignments and to reinforce learning from lectures and tutorial work
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|design exercises to formulate and solve design problems at the level of a trainee engineer||Design (Level 3)|
|exercises requiring the application of appropriate discipline specific expertise to develop solutions to design problems||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|In order to complete design tasks students must obtain and interpret information from a variety of sources||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|preparation of documentation for design assignments||Communication (Level 3)|
|preparation of design assignments to meet expected professional practice requirements for a trainee engineer||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|group projects requiring management of individual contributions for successful completion||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Assignment: Series of small-group design assignments.
Artwork: Preparation of a work of art to satisfy a design brief.
Final Exam: Final examination.
Students must achieve an exam result of at least 48% to be awarded a passing grade in CIVL4903.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Note on Resources:||The unit is of a wide-ranging nature, and all text and reference books from previous and current courses have relevance. In addition, reference will be made to many codes and guides to practice, of which the following list covers only the structural field: Current SAA Codes, Manuals and Specifications, particularly AS4100 - Steel Structures Code, AS3600 - Concrete Structures Code, AS1554 - Manual Welding (Part I), AS/NZS1170 - Loading Code (Parts I and II).|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Design problem|
|Week 2||Design problem|
|Week 3||Design problem (artwork)|
|Assessment Due: Artwork|
|Week 4||Design problem|
|Week 5||Design problem|
|Week 6||Design problem|
|Week 7||Design problem|
|Week 8||Design problem|
|Week 9||Design problem|
|Week 10||Labour Day Holiday|
|Week 11||Design problem|
|Week 12||Design problem|
|Week 13||Design problem|
|Exam Period||Final exam|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||40.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||26.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||19%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||7%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||7%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.