Course Title: Produce an engineering design for a sewerage reticulation scheme

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: CIVE7792

Course Title: Produce an engineering design for a sewerage reticulation scheme

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nazneen Aktar

Email:nazneen.aktar@rmit.edu.au 

Ph: 9925 1847

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 apply principles of design for an engineering sewerage reticulation scheme using appropriate design standards.  


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22549 Produce an engineering design for a sewage reticulation scheme

Element:

1. Identify sewerage reticulation scheme to be designed

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Occupational Health and Safety/Workplace Health and Safety (OHS/WHS) requirements and environmental requirements for a given work area are determined 1.2 Established OHS/WHS 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 Design is identified from documentation, job brief 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 design approach

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS/WHS requirements for carrying out the work are followed. 2.2 On site reconnaissance to gather surveying data, measurements, photographs and other required information for the design project is carried out. 2.3 Design references are consulted and required documentation is gathered to complete the design task in accordance with enterprise procedures. 2.4 Design and drafting system (CAD) is set up according to operating procedure. 2.5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures. 2.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

3. Complete the design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS/WHS requirements for carrying out the work are followed. 3.2 Design solution is prepared to conform to relevant standards and regulations in accordance with enterprise procedures. 3.3 Unexpected situations are deal with in accordance with work plan and discussions with appropriate personnel. 3.4 Completed design is reviewed with appropriate personnel and amended as required to provide optimum solution.

Element:

4. Compile, document and present results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Design solution is presented and discussed with appropriate personnel. 4.2 Design references and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures. 4.3 Work completion is notified to appropriate personnel and required documentation completed accordance with workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following activities to meet requirements for the competency and stages 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Review questions
  • Assignment/Project

Elements and Performance Criteria for VU22549 (CIVE7792) Produce an Engineering design for a sewerage reticulation scheme

 1. Identify sewerage reticulation scheme to be designed      1.1 Occupational heath and safety/workplace health and safety (OHS/WHS) requirements and environmental requirements for a given work area are determined
 1.2 Establish OHS/WHS requirements and risk control measures are followed in preparation of the work
 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 Design is identified from documentation, job brief 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
 2. Plan design approach      2.1 OHS/WHS requirements for carrying out the work are followed 
 2.2 On site reconnaissance to gather surveying data, measurements, photographs and other required information for the design project is carried out 
 2.3 Design references are consulted and required documentation is gathered to complete the design task in accordance with enterprise procedures.
 2.4 Design and drafting system (CAD) is set up according to operating procedure.
2.5 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
 2.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
 3. Complete design    3.1 OHS/WHS requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
 3.2 Design solution is prepared to conform to relevant standards and regulations in accordance with enterprise procedure. 
 3.3 Unexpected situations are deal with in accordance with work plan and discussions with appropriate personnel.
 3.4 Complete design is reviewed with appropriate personnel and amended as required to provide optimum solution.
4. Compile, document and present results 4.1 Design solution is presented and discussed with appropriate personnel.
 4.2 Design references and equipment are maintained and stored in accordance with enterprise procedures.
4.3 Work completion is notified to appropriate personnel and required documentation completed accordance with workplace procedure.

 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

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

 

EA 1. Knowledge and skill base

EA 1.1 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 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 scopes, principles, norms, accountability 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 process to well defined engineering problems.

EA 2.4 Application of systematic project management process

 

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 VU22549 in Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching scheduled for this competency is detailed below:

 Week Topic delivered Element/performance criteria
 1 OHS/WHS & Introduction PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
 2-3 Identification of roles and responsibilities, and power of local authorities PC 2.2, 2.3
4 Definition and composition of job brief PC 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5
 5-6 Design of Sewer Horizontal Alignment PC 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 7 Revision PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
8Mid-semester exam PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 9-10 Design of Sewer Vertical Alignment PC 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 11 Sewer authority drawing PC 2.4, 3.2
 12 Testing and working drawing PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2
 13 Septic Tanks PC 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
 14 Package plant PC 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 
 15 Small treatment plant PC 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
 16 Project/Assignment PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
17-18Design Report submission PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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 website to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

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:

Assessment 1: Project/Assignment Report

Assessment 2: Design Exercise

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Project/Assignment Report

Design Exercise

1.1

 x

 x

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

4.1

4.2

4.3

 x


Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks consists of knowledge test (design exercise) and assignment/project. Each of the assessment is designed to assess competency on respective performance criteria as well as required knowledge and skills.

Students need to achieve satisfactory outcome at each of the assessment components. The high achieving students will score grades depending on the criteria set under individual assessment components. 

For CIVE7792

Assessment 1: Project/Assignment Report

Assessment 2: Design Exercise

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competen

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU22549 Elements & Performance Criteria (CIVE7792)

 Assessment VU22549 Elements & Performance Criteria         
1.11.21.31.41.51.6 2.12.22.32.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.33.4  4.14.2 4.3
 Assessment 1- Project/assignment report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Assessment 2- Design exercise X 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

 

Assessment Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies                
 EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5 EA3.6 
Assessment 1- Project/assignment report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Assessment 2- Design exercise X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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 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 skills advice

maths and science development support and advice

English language development 

Please refer https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-and-learning-centre to find more information about Study and Learning Support. 

 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

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

Please refer to https://rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

 

Late Submission:

If you require an extension of assigned assessment tasks for 7 calendar days or less (from original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge your Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 calendar days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

This application must be lodge no latter than ONE working day before official due date. You will be notified within 2 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 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferred prior to, but no later than 2 working days after official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments reports, projects 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/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration to find more information about special consideration.

 

Plagiarism:

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

Plsease refer to https:www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.

 

Other information:

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

 

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