Course Title: Urban Systems 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Urban Systems 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Edmund Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252208

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.18

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Capabilities in this course are introduced in Engineering Practice 1 and 2, and Urban Systems1 (OENG1035), and further developed in other project courses.

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for you to work on projects which apply environmental principles. The scope and outcomes of the project are negotiated between students, partners and the course management team. In this course emphasis is on leadership of a project and technical aspects related to the field of study. The objective is to motivate you to develop and demonstrate an ability to be a leader in the complex area of Environmental Engineering. In addition, this course gives you the opportunity to apply the engineering concepts that you have acquired from the first and second year courses to develop a solution to an environmental problem.

WAM statement:
Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

The WAM web page link:;ID=eyj5c0mo77631

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course specifically addresses the following Program Learning Outcomes:
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:
- Negotiate scope and objectives of a project involving multiple stakeholders. 
- Prepare a project brief including review by stakeholders. 
- Negotiate personal responsibilities within the project and complete related tasks. 
- Report on project progress to stakeholders and course coordinator 
- Reflect on the process of the project and the significance of the project outcomes. 
- Apply engineering concepts to develop a solution to an environmental problem 

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, workshops, tutorials, project and self-directed learning. 

Overview of Learning Resources

• Resources will be made available through myRMIT

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will include projects, reports, peer assessment and presentation/s.