Course Title: Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUIL6241

Course Title: Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher 
Mr W.R. (Bill) Harding
Phone: +61 3 9925 4443
Email: bill.harding@rmit.edu.au

Amita Iyer
Program Manager
Ph: +61 3 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au

Appointments by email

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply the fundamental principles and concepts associated with planning, estimating and costing to the preparation and interpretation of tender documents, costs estimates and the reporting of actual versus estimated project costs. This includes the documenting of people, plant, equipment and processes employed in the building and civil construction industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21125 Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

Element:

1.Establish the construction principles of civil engineering projects

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation of the work area.
1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The planning, estimating, costing and construction principles of a civil engineering construction project are identified from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
1.6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

2.Develop planning, estimating, costing and construction principles of a civil engineering construction project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Construction project material is collected and identified from documents, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.
2.3 Design references are evaluated to complete the planning, estimating, costing and construction principles of a civil engineering construction project, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

3.Complete planning, estimating, costing and develop construction principles of a civil engineering project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 The planning, estimating, costing and construction principles are completed to conform with enterprise procedures.
3.3 Design references are used according to manufacturer’s manuals and enterprise procedures.
3.4 Outcomes are recorded, analysed, examined and applied according to enterprise procedures.
3.5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
3.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

4.Compile, document and present results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
4.2 Design references are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.3 Results are recorded, analysed and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.4 Results are stored and archived according to enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Lab journal

 
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU21125 in the Assessment Matrix. 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 WeekTopics DeliveredElementsPerformance Criteria
 1 1. General Civil Eng. Aspects/Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4.1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 2 2. Bridges, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 3 3. Caissons, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 4 4. Cofferdams, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 5 5. Dams, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 6 6. Tunnelling, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 7 7. Plant & Equipment - Earthworks, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 8 8 Pipes and Pipelines, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 9 Project 1 (Test 1) - covering Topics 1 - 8  1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 10 9. Bulk Earthworks Calculations1, 2, 3, 4. 1.4, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4,
 11 9. Bulk Earthworks Calculations1, 2, 3, 4. 1.4, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4,
 12 Project 2 - Earthworks/Roadworks Report &Calculations1, 2, 3, 4. 1.4, 1.6, 2.1 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4,
 1310. Quarrying, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 1411. Road Works & Road Construction, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 1512. Concrete Construction, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 1613. Steel Construction, Terms Operations etc.1, 2, 3, 4. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 17 Project 3 (Test 2) - covering Topics 9 - 13  1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3,
 18 Feedback  

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Civil Construction Note Books 1 & 2 available on the blackboard for this course.
Self Help Questions & Answers available on the blackboard.
PU248 - Earthworks, Drains & Culverts available on the blackboard.
PU249 - Roads, Streets and Footpat5hs, available on the blackboard.


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments 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.

 

Assessment 1: Project 1 - Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%):35

Assessment 2: Project 2 - Earthworks/Roadwork’s Report & Calculations

Weighting towards final grade (%):30

Assessment 3: Project 3 - Test 2

Weighting towards final grade (%):35

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredProject 1 - Test 1Project 2 - Report/CalculationsProject 3 - Test 2
1.1X X
1.2X X
1.3X X
1.4XXX
1.5X X
1.6XXX
2.1 X 
2.2XXX
2.3X X
2.4X X
2.5X X
3.1 X 
3.2X X
3.3XXX
3.4X X
3.5X X
3.6X X
4.1 X 
4.2X X
4.3XXX
4.4XXX

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Project 1 - Test 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35% (Week 9)

Assessment 2: Project 2 - Earthworks/Roadworks Report & Calculations
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30% (Week 12)

Assessment 3: Project 3 - Test 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35% (Week 17)

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU21125 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU21125 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.33.43.53.64.14.24.34.4
Project 1 - Test 1 X X X X X X  X X X X  X X X X X  X X X
Project 2 - Report/Calculations    X  X X X    X   X    X  X X
Project 3 - Test 2 X X X X X X  X X X X  X X X X X  X X X

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4EA1.5 EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3 EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5 EA3.6
Project 1 - Test 1  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project 2 - Report/Calculations  X     X X X   X  X X 
Project 3 - Test 2 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU21125  2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 2
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.     
 1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
 2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
 3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

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  • Relevant
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  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, 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. You 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 seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


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