# Course Title: Design underground piping and drainage systems and minor culberts

## Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6066

Course Title: Design underground piping and drainage systems and minor culberts

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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### Teaching Period(s)

CIVE5603

City Campus

TAFE

130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Face-to-Face

Course Contact: Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

Course Contact Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to design an underground piped drainage system for a small urban development using a simplified procedure outlined in the IEAust publication “Australian Rainfall and Runoff” and to design a minor culvert for a rural road based on procedures outlined in Vic Roads “Road Design Manual”.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EAC110 – Perform engineering hydrology activities
EAX101 – Perform calculations related to simple fluid systems
EDX130 – Use mathematics at technician level
EDX140 – Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric function and matrices

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: EAC100 Design underground piping and drainage systems and minor culberts Elements: Apply the Rational Method to the calculation of peak discharge Calculate pipe invert levels and grades Calculate the design discharge Calculate the pit water levels and the hydraulic grade line throughout a drainage system Check system for overflow and modify where necessary. Classify major and minor flood events and select the Average Recurrence Interval appropriate to the project. Determine culvert size. Determine the time of concentration and peak discharge. Interpret the job brief and gather necessary information. Prepare the layout for a piped drainage system for a small urban development

Learning Outcomes

Apply the Rational Method to the calculation of peak discharge

Calculate pipe invert levels and grades

Calculate the design discharge

Calculate the pit water levels and the hydraulic grade line throughout a drainage system

Check system for overflow and modify where necessary.

Classify major and minor flood events and select the Average Recurrence Interval appropriate to the project.

Determine culvert size.

Determine the time of concentration and peak discharge.

Interpret the job brief and gather necessary information.

Prepare the layout for a piped drainage system for a small urban development

Overview of Assessment

This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment based on typical workplace activities

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of
• Four minor assignments covering elements 1,2, 3 and 4
• Three major assignments covering Elements 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10