Course Title: Design traffic control elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5695

Course Title: Design traffic control elements

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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mr. Muhammad Aftabuzzaman

PHONE: 9925 ..........
FAX: (03) 9925 4377
Email: muhammad.aftabuzzaman@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 20

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

EDX130B Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX060B Prepare basic mechanical and structural steel drawings to AS1100

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to design safe and efficient methods of controlling traffic on the road and at the worksite.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC090B Design traffic control elements

Element:

1. Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration and road signage

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Current traffic regulations are understood and inform traffic control design.
1.2 Local vehicle registration procedures are understood and inform traffic control design
1.3 A variety of current relevant road signs are understood and informs traffic control design.

Element:

2. Apply knowledge of human factors that influence signage and intersection design.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Human behaviour characteristics such as observation,
concentration and boredom and their effect on intersection design and signage are understood and inform traffic control design.
2.2 Relevant O H & S regulations, codes and issues are understood and inform traffic control design.

Element:

3. Design and draw guidance methods

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Guide post spacing is calculated.
3.2 Appropriate road markings are defined.
3.3 Appropriate use is made of reflective materials.
3.4 The basic design requirements for common types of protective barrier are complied with.

Element:

4. Design and draw linemarking, signage and ramped crossings for urban and rural intersections

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Line marking, signage and ramped crossings can be designed and drawn for a typical range of urban and rural intersections.
4.2 Designs and drawings are prepared in accordance with current best practice and include provision of pedestrian, pram and wheelchair crossing facilities, line marking, street furniture and signs.

Element:

5. Carry out Worksite Traffic Management (WTM)

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The rules of WTM are followed.
5.2 Planning, operation and removal procedures are correctly followed.
5.3 Signs and signing devices used to warn and control traffic are correctly utilised.
5.4 The relevant O H & S regulations, codes and issues are correctly applied.


Learning Outcomes


 


Details of Learning Activities

Activity: Carry out assignment 1 on rural intersection design.
Activity: Theory on regulations for vehicle registration
Activity: Carry out the examples on local vehicle registration procedures( Speed, volume and delays)
Activity: Carry out examples for vehicular traffic registration on Highway safety
Activity : Carry out examples on traffic flow theory
Activity: Carry out examples on traffic signal design.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

Effective Communication: Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and laboratory reports
Creative Planning & organising activities: Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work: Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners: Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment will test these skills
Professional Attitudes: Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance.


Teaching Schedule

Session/
Week commencing
 
TopicResources and ActivitiesElements/Performance criteriaAssessment Tasks
1Introduction to the Unit

Apply knowledge of Human Factors that
Influence- rural intersection design: Geometric design of intersection
 

Part B course guide – handout

Class notes

Activity 1:
Carry out assignment 1 on rural intersection design.
 

Elements 2.1,4.1Group
Assignment 1
 
2Apply knowledge of Human Factors that
Influence- line marking, signage of rural intersection design.
 
Activity 1:
Carry out assignment 1 on rural intersection design.
 
Elements

1.3,4.1
 

Group
Assignment 1

 

3Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration: Traffic engineering studies• Class notes

Activities:

Activity 1: Theory on regulations for vehicle registration.

Activity 2:
Carry out the examples on local vehicle registration procedures( Speed, volume and delays) and group assignment 1
 

Elements
1.1 , 1.2
 
Group
Assignment 1
 
4Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration: Highway Safety• Class notes

Activitiy1:

Carry out examples for vehicular traffic registration on Highway safety and group assignment 1
 

Elements
2.2,1.2
 
Group
Assignment 1
 
5Apply knowledge of current regulations for vehicular traffic registration: Traffic flow theory• Class notes

Activity 1:
Carry out examples on traffic flow theory and group assignment 1
 

2.2,1.2Group
Assignment 1
 
6Apply knowledge of Human Factors that Influence- line marking, signage of urban intersection design: Traffic signal design• Class notes

Activity 1:
Carry out examples on traffic signal design and group assignment 1
 

Elements
4.1,4.2
 
Group Assignment 1 is due by next week
7Design and draw guidance methods-guide posts, safety barrier designActivity1: Carry out assignment 1Elements
3.1,3.2,3.3 and 3.4
 
 
8Carry out Worksite Traffic Management (WTM)Activity1: Carry out assignment 1Elements
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
 
 
9Exam   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Guide for the design of intersections at grade’


References


Other Resources

1. Work notes.
2. Calculator, ruler and pencil.
3. Prescribed text books
4. Access to blackboard notes.
5. AutoCAD Civil 3d software access.


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

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Group Assignment 1: Detail design of ruler intersection (40% weighting)


Final Exam: Theory knowledge and calculations will be assessed (Week 1 to week 8) (60%weighting).


Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment

Assessment requirements also include:

- attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises ,
- Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.

-satisfactory completion of class assignment work
-timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation
 

Students should be informed with the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y (unresolved)


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleWeightage
Group Assignment 12.1,4.1, 1.3,4.1, 2.1,4.1, 4.1, ,4.2, 3.1,3.2,3.3, 3.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3,5.440%
Final test2.1,4.1, 4.1, ,4.2, 3.1,3.2,3.3, 3.4, 5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4, 1.1 , 1.2,2.260%

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