Course Title: Prepare drawings required in the construction of urban roads

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5666

Course Title: Prepare drawings required in the construction of urban roads

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8342

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDC040B - Interpret and process survey data
EDX060B – Prepare basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings to AS 1100
EDC050B – Prepare drawings required in the construction of rural roads
MEM30001A - Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to produce drawings required in the construction of urban roads, to the standards of AS 1100.401 and relevant ‘AUSROADS’ publications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC060B Prepare drawings required in the construction of urban roads


1. Interpret and plot survey data from field and level books.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant information is extracted from the survey data.
1.2 Survey data is plotted to an appropriate scale in preparation for road design.


2.Display the information required to show horizontal alignment.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The information required in detailing the horizontal alignment of an urban road is displayed on a drawing to industry standards.
2.2 Correct use of symbols, terminology, linework and lettering is applied.


3.Display the information required to show the longitudinal alignment.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Given design calculations and appropriate survey data, the information required to fully detail the longitudinal section of an urban road is displayed on a drawing to industry standards


4.Display the information required to show the cross-sections.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Given design calculations and appropriate survey data, the information required to fully detail cross sections of an urban road is displayed on a drawing to industry standards.


5. Display the information required to fully detail an urban intersection.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Given design calculations and appropriate survey data, the information required to fully detail an urban intersection is displayed on a drawing to industry standards.

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities

Students will use the Planning and Time Management chart in the learning material to assist them through the course. The chart lists all your topics and their learning outcomes, and the activities and assessments to complete. Following this chart is the best way to monitor your progress and ensure you meet all deadlines.

This course runs for an 8 week duration (approximately 4 hours per week) consisting of both; in-class time and out of hours study. Students are expected to complete the project assessment either during scheduled class time or in their own time.

Students will submit their assessment projects and activities as indicated in the Learning Guide and feedback on activities and assessments will be provided during and after submission.

All work must be presented as specified by your teacher and as per the instructions in the learning guide. Students are required to be professional in both presentation and attitude, including meeting of deadlines. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Students must ensure they have read the plagiarism statement in the Course Outlines online.

A schedule of assessments can be found below and in the learning guides.

Teaching Schedule

  • Standard Symbols, Linework, Legends, Kerb and Road details
  • Horizontal Alignment plans, chainage and understanding drafting conventions
  • Assessment 1: Horizontal Alignment Plan
  • Absolute, relative and Polar co-ordinates
  • Contouring, Topographical Data, and Drafting Conventions
  • Assessment 2: Contour Plan
  • Longitudinal Sections, Grade lines, Natural surface, Datum lines, Using different horizontal and vertical scales, Rise over run and Drafting conventions
  • Assessment 3: Longitudinal Section
  • Cross Sections, Design levels, Surface levels and Datum, Pavement Structure, Cuttings/Embankment, Drain and Kerb Channels
  • Assessment 4: Cross Sections
  • Offset Distances, Level Information and Batters
  • Intersection Contour Plan, Drainage, Intersection Geometry, Finished Surface Contours, Drafting conventions
  • Assessment 5: Intersection Contour Plan
  • Create a Drawing set, Obtain feedback and re-submissions

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. AS1100.101. Technical drawing – General Principals. Australian Standard
2. AS1100. 501. Technical drawing – Structural Engineering. Australian Standard
3. AS1100.401. Technical drawing – Engineering Survey. Australian Standard
4. PU257. Civil Engineering Drawings. OTS/TAFE frontiers
5. PU250. Surveying. OTS/TAFE frontiers
6. PB177 (MWRC-1/3). Drafting roads. RMIT – class notes (electronic version available in online classroom)
7. The surveyors board of Victoria Melbourne. 1984- Survey Practice Handbook Victoria: Part 1 Drawing Practice. Surveyors Board
8. Irvine, W. 2005. Surveying For Construction 4th Edn. London ;New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.
9. PU248. Earthworks Drains and Culverts. OTS/TAFE frontiers
10. PU249. Roads streets and Footpaths. OTS/TAFE frontiers
11. Vicroads. Road Design Guidelines Part 11 Final drawing presentation
12. Vicroads. Standard Drawings for Roadworks
13. Underwood, R.T. 1995. Road Engineering Practice, South Melbourne : Macmillan Education Australia
14. Lay, M.G. 1985. Source book for Australian Roads, 3rd edn. Vermont South, Vic : Australian Road Research Board, 1985
15. Kendrick, P.S. 2004. Roadwork Theory and Practice, 5th edn. Oxford [England]: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
16. Introduction to CAD –RMIT (pre-requisite course)
17. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012: No Experience Required
18. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT Essentials

Other Resources

  • Web links
  • In class videos 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Horizontal Alignment Plan 10%
Assessment 2:
Contour Plan 20%
Assessment 3:
Longitudinal Section 20%
Assessment 4:
Cross Sections 30%
Assessment 5:
Intersection Contour Plan 20%

Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT                                                                     OUTCOMES         
Assessment 1: Horizontal Alignment Plan 1, 2
Assessment 2: Contour Plan 1, 2
Assessment 3: Longitudinal Section 1, 3
Assessment 4: Cross Sections 4
Assessment 5: Intersection Contour Plan 5

Other Information

Study and Learning Support:

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Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills are:

* Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
* Maths and science developmental support and advice
* English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a disability or long-term medical condition you should contact the DLU to seek advice and support.

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Late submission:

If you require an extension for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you require an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted nor marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:

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