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

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: CIVE5603

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

School: 130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6066 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Engineering (Structural Design)

Course Contact : Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator:
Mr Tony Skinner
Tel. 9925 4444
Fax. 99254377
Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au

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

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

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”.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Details of Learning Activities

Topics
Refer to underpinning knowledge and skills in the relevant descriptor contained in the curriculum document Attachment

Learning Activities
Teacher Led
Illustration and outline of the preparation of a job brief
Outline the classification method for major and minor flood events and selection method of the Average Recurrence Interval
Demonstration and application of the Rational Formula to calculate the peak design discharge and application of this discharge to the design of culvert size
Outline steps for the preparation of longitudinal sections incorporating pit water levels, hydraulic grade lines and pipe invert levels and grades
Outline the procedure for producing plans and longitudinal sections for a small urban development
Student Based Problem Solving
Prepare a job brief for a piped drainage system in a simulated work environment
Carry out calculations involving Rational Formula in a simulated work environment
Carry out calculations for the determination of a culvert size to carry flood flow under a road way
Prepare plans and longitudinal sections for a small urban drainage development in a typical Melbourne subdivision

Teaching Schedule

See Online Learning Hub for details.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 No Prescribed text at this stage.

References

 These will be given in class.

Other Resources

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