Course Title: Produce drawings to enable urban road construction

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: BUIL6247

Course Title: Produce drawings to enable urban road construction

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

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

Program Co-ordinator
Dr. A R M Muniruzzaman
Phone: +61 3 9925 4415
Email:  munir.muniruzzaman@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Chris Sanos
Phone: +61 3 9925 8342
Email: chris.sanos@rmit.edu.au 

Appointment by email

Nominal Hours: 40

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 complete typical road drawings required in the construction of urban roads, to the standards of AS 1100.401.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21142 Produce drawings to enable urban road construction

Element:

1. Identify urban road project to be drawn

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 drawings 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. Plan drafting approach

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.

2.2 Documentation relating to drawing project is collected and analysed.

2.3 Design references and equipment are available to complete the drawings, to conform to relevant Australian and/or local standards or regulations, in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Element:

3. Complete the drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.

3.2 The drawings are completed to conform to relevant Australian and/or local standards or regulations, in accordance with enterprise procedures.

3.3 Drafting references and equipment are used according to relevant Australian standards, manufacturer’s manuals and enterprise procedures.

3.4 Drawings are analysed and examined 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 completing the work are followed.

4.2 Drafting references and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.

4.3 Drawings are analysed and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.

4.4 Drawings 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 the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Tutorials
  • Workbook Activities
  • Exams

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.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

Week

Topics Delivered                        Elements/Performance criteria
1Lecture -
  • OHS issues, considerations and risks for the relevant work environment are considered.
  • How to check equipment and follow OHS requirements for relevant work environment.
  • Writing JSA’s

Lecture -

  • Classification of roads
  • Typical road sections
  • Horizontal Alignment drawing requirements including Right of Way (ROW), design line and horizontal curves
  • Summary Basic CAD/Extended CAD using absolute, relative and polar coordinates

Commence Assessment 1a– Horizontal Alignment Plan

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
2

 

Lecture –

  • Elements of geometric road design
  • Summary of Plans, sections and details 

 

 

Continue Assessment 1a– Horizontal Alignment Plan

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
3

 

Lecture –

  • Fundamentals of geometric road design
  • Service flow rate and factors affecting traffic flow

 

Complete Assessment 1a– Horizontal Alignment Plan

 

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
4

Lecture –

  • Speed parameters 

Complete Assessment 1a– Horizontal Alignment Plan

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
5

 

Lecture –

  • Site parameters
  • Surveying data and interpreting contours
  • How to plot survey information
  • Important information to include in contour plans
  • Showing the direction of fall and other information

 

 Commence Assessment 1b– Contour Plan

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
6

Competency Test (Theory)

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
7

Continue Assessment 1b - Contour Plan

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
8

Complete Assessment 1b– Contour Plan

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
9

Lecture –

  • Summary of Longitudinal sections, surface levels and vertical curves

 

Commence Assessment 2a- Longitudinal Section

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
10

Complete Assessment 2a- Longitudinal Section

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
11

 

Lecture –

  • Summary of cross sections, pavement structure, cuttings/ embankments, drains and kerb and channel

Commence Assessment 2b– Cross Sections

 

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
12

Continue Assessment 2b– Cross Sections

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
13

Continue Assessment 2b– Cross Sections

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
14

Complete Assessment 2b– Cross Sections

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
15

Lecture –

  • Summary of intersection geometry and finished surface contours

Class Exercise– Intersection Contour Plan

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
16

Complete Class Exercise– Intersection Contour Plan

Test Revision

  • Discuss upcoming test and provide assistance
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
17
  • Assessment 3 - Competency Test
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 3.6
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
18
  • Resubmissions and resits if granted

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 12 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required
2. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2015
3. AS 1100.101—1992 Australian Standard Technical drawing
4. Austroad Road Design Manual Students are not required to purchase these references, they are available online via the RMIT Library.


Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodesk website for out of class work.
  • Web links
  • In class videos


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:

 

Assessment 1: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 1: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 3: Competency Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1 - Assignment

 

Assessment 2 - Assignment

Competency Test

1.1

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1.2

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1.3

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1.4

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1.5

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1.6

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2.1

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 X

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2.2

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 X

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2.3

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 X

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3.1

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 X

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3.2

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3.3

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 X

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3.4

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3.5

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 X

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3.6

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4.1

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 X

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4.2

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4.3

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 X

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4.4

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 X

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Assessment Tasks

All assessment tasks are drawing based assessments to be completed on the CAD program taught in class. Each assessment gradually steps up in degrees of difficulty as the student develops and gains greater experience with the program and Engineering concepts. Below is a Marking Guideline to assist students understand the grading system and what it takes to achieve a higher grade and improve their performance. A Marking guideline matrix appears in the learning guide for this course.

Students must achieve a result of >50% for the competency test and pass at least one out of the two drawing exercises to pass this course. If a re-submission is granted, or an alternative assessment offered and a pass grade achieved, then students will not be eligible for a grade higher than 50% regardless of the standard of work.

  • Drawing Exercises (50%)

Students must draw plans, sections and details of road and reticulation systems to specifications stipulated in the learning guide, to current road standards and to AS1100.

  • Competency Test 1 (20%)

Students must complete a written test of road design theory, adding to their understanding of the drawing exercises.

 

  • Competency Test 2 (30%)

Students must draw sections and details of road and reticulation systems to specifications stipulated in the learning guide, to current road standards and to AS1100.

 

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 VU21142 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU21142 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.53.64.14.24.34.4
Drawing Exercises x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Competency Tests 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
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Drawing Exercises   x x  x     x  x x x x
Competency Tests   x x  x     x  x x x 
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU21142 0 0 31 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 3 2
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
 1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
 2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
 3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven 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 two 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.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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