Course Title: Design road and railway
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: CIVE5710C
Course Title: Design road and railway
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
+61 3 9925 4445
Nominal Hours: 100
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and set out basic roads, railways and associated engineering structures. It requires the ability to undertake all aspects of survey design from understanding client and registered surveyor requirements and the special characteristics of a given site, to applying relevant legal and statutory requirements to the design. The selection of appropriate equipment and procedures is essential to performing the task safely and efficiently. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPSIS5026A Design road and railway
1 Organise resources.
1.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and any
2 Follow specifications to design roads and railways.
2.1 Objectives, principal work activities and constraints
3 Conduct the design of a road or railway.
3.1 Appropriate calculations are conducted according to
4 Discuss design report with work team.
4.1 Feedback on surveying data components provided
5 Complete project to clients’ requirements.
5.1 Completed work is checked against clients’
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Surveying area.
This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.
|Week No||Topic delivered||Assessment/Tasks|
|1||Grid Levelling &Contouring|
|2||Volume from spot heights|
|3||Trig heighting & Feature survey|
|4||Horizontal Circular curves|
|5||Horizontal Circular curves|
|6||Setting Out Hz Circular curves |
Craigieburg Bypass Ring Road
(Vic Roads design of Hume Highway)
|7||Horizontal Circular Curve||Assignment 1|
|8||Compound & Reverse Curves|
|9||Compound & Reverse Curves|
|13||Cross sectional area & Volume||Assignment 2|
|14||Cross sectional area & Volume|
Refer to: http://rmit.libguides.com/spatial
Engineering Surveying [electronic resource] Schofield, W.: 6th ed.: Burlington : Elsevier, 2007.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
3 print copies at 526.9 S367 Carlton Library
New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice [electronic resource] Main Author: Cartlidge, Duncan
2nd ed. Burlington : Elsevier, 2006.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
1 print copy at 692.5 C327 Carlton Library
Advanced engineering surveying: problems and solutions / Shepherd, F. A.: London : Edward Arnold, 1981.
Swanston Library 526.902462 S548 3 copies
(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1981) and it seems to be out of print)
Elementary surveying: Elfick, Michael. and Brinker, Russell: 9th ed.: London: HarperCollins, 1994.
1 copy at 526.9 E38 Carlton & Swanston Library
(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1994) and there isn’t an updated edition of it.)
Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics / Wolf, Paul R.: 11th ed.: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall, 2006
Elementary surveying: an introduction to geomatics, Ghilani, Charles D, 12th ed., Upper Saddle River Prentice Hall Ptr, 2008
1 Copy Ordered 25-07-2008 for Carlton
Swanston Library at 526.9 W855
Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources /: 2nd ed.: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2008.
2 copies Carlton Library at 631.4794 G946, 1 at Swanston.
Principles of geospatial surveying / Allan, A. L.: Caithness, Whittles Pub. ; Boca Raton, FL : Distributed in North America by CRC Press, c2007.
1 copy Carlton and Swanston Libraryat 526.9 A417
Surveying : principles and applications / Kavanagh, Barry F.: 8th ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009.
2 copies on order, previous 7th edition held at 526.9 K21 (1 copy Carlton and Swanston)
Surveying and engineering: principles and practice, Paul Watson et al, Oxford, Blackwell, 2008
1 copy at Swanston 690 S963
Surveying for engineers.: UREN, J: 4TH ED.: BASINGSTOKE PALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2006:
Location: Bundoora Library
Order Information: 2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008
Already ordered for Carlton Library.
Surveying with construction applications
KAVANAGH, BARRY F : 6TH ED.: UPPER SADDLE RIVER PRENTICE HALL PTR 2007
Carlton Library 1 Copy Ordered 13-06-2008
Swanston Library at 526.9 K21
Surveying for construction ,Irvine William, Maidenhead, McGraw Hill , 2006
2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008
(This was in the previous implementation plan)
Overview of Assessment
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• matching objectives with resources to ensure the design of a road or railway proceeds in an organised and timely manner
• ensuring that achievement of required accuracy has been attempted by:
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• documenting and reporting
• organising and prioritising activity
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• reducing and manipulating survey data
• ensuring that non-conformity aspects are recorded and reported
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.
Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives. Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
1. Assignment 1 Weight 20% due Week 7
2. Assignment 2 Weight 20% due Week 13
3. Open book Test Weight 50% on Week 16
4. Portfolio Weight 10% Week 17
|Assignment 1||Element 1,2 and 3|
|Assignment 2||Element 1,2,3,4 and 5|
|Open book Test||Element 1,2,3,4 and 5|
|Portfolio||Element 1,2,3,4 and 5|
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