Course Title: Apply knowledge of civil construction processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: CIVE5661

Course Title: Apply knowledge of civil construction processes

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

A.S. (Ahmet) Ertuncay. Program Manager 
Phone: +61 3 9925 8375
e-mail ahmet.ertuncay@rmit.edu.au

W.R. (Bill) Harding, Teacher
Phone: +61 3 9925 4443
e-mail: bill.harding@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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to apply knowledge and understanding of civil construction processes to design and detail drafting activities and to communicate effectively with construction site and other civil engineering personnel. The emphasis is on road construction and steel, concrete and quarry products.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC020B Apply knowledge of civil construction processes

Element:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of civil engineering terms and features.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Civil engineering terminology and vocabulary are used correctly and accurately
1.2 The distinguishing features and applications of a variety of common civil structures are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
1.3 Construction safety with respect to common civil structures is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.

Element:

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the various types and functions of pipes and the pipe laying techniques employed.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The types of pipes used in civil constructions and their advantages and disadvantages are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.2 The uses of pipes in civil constructions are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.3 The pipe bed, joint and laying techniques used in civil constructions are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.4 The pipe testing procedures used in civil constructions is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.5 The pipe pits and ancillary structures used in civil constructions is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.6 The set-out and alignment (laser, boning rod/profiling) of pipes used for civil construction processes is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
2.7 The maintenance of pipes used in civil construction is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
 

Element:

3. Identify the construction procedure to be adopted and equipment required to perform a wide range of earthwork activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The broad categories of excavations including bulk v/s detail, rock v/s OTR, wet v/s dry conditions are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
3.2 The advantages and disadvantages of various types of excavation are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
3.3 The principles of equipment selection including the consideration of suitability, mode of operation, production rate, cost of operation and safety are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.

Element:

4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of structural steel construction.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The use of steel in buildings, bridgework, mining and industrial projects are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
4.2 The types of engineering drawings required for the fabrication and erection of steel structures are understood and used to inform personal workpractices.
4.3 The fabrication and treatment processes, delivery and erection of structural steel construction including bolting versus welding is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
4.4 The people engaged and the processes used for each stage of steel construction are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.

Element:

5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of urban and rural road construction.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The various road elements and components used in urban and rural roads is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
5.2 Materials required in the building of roads can be described.
5.3 The processes and resources (plan stages, plan stockpiles, plant for earth moving, trench excavation, compaction and pavement) used in urban and rural road construction is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
5.4 Principles for determining the design life of roads is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.

Element:

6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concrete construction.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 The essential constituents of concrete are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
6.2 The manufacture, transport and placing and finishing techniques used in a variety of construction applications is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
6.3 The distinguishing features and uses of plain, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.

Element:

7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of quarry plant and products and their use.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 The function of various quarry plant is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
7.2 The uses of various quarrying products, are understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.
7.2 Quarrying tasks can be matched with plant items.
7.3 The layout of a quarry is understood and used to inform civil engineering decisions and workplace communication.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher Directed:
• Teacher–led face to face lectures for each element in designated areas of underpinning knowledge, including workplace scenarios and the use of overheads, videos and notes from local web page and covering:
• General construction engineering
• Excavation and Earthworks techniques.
• Pipes and pipe laying techniques
• Steel Construction techniques
• Road Construction techniques
• Concrete Construction techniques
• the use of quarry products.

Student-based problem-solving:
• Participate in individual and team problem solving activities completed to industry standard related to construction processes on a typical engineering workplace construction site and covering:
• General construction engineering
• Excavation and Earthworks techniques.
• Pipes and pipe laying techniques
• Steel Construction techniques
• Road Construction techniques
• Concrete Construction techniques
• the use of quarry products.

Group-based:
• Participate in individual or small group research tasks cover each element of competency Participate in individual or small group research using Self Help Questions/Answers for each element in designated areas of underpinning knowledge, accessed via local web site for this unit.

Student-based research:
• Participate in a short written research project related to road construction and bulk earthworks calculations from the underpinning knowledge for each element.


Teaching Schedule

Week       Topics Delivered                                           Element /
Performance Criteria
1Civil Engineering Terms1.1, 1.2
1Civil Operations1.2, 1.3
1, 2Plant and Equipment 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
3Pipes and Pipelines2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
4Bulk Earthworks Calculations3.2, 3.3
5Test 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
5Quarrying7.1, 7.2, 7.3
6, 7Road Construction5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
8Project - Bulk Earthworks Calcs.3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4
8Concrete Construction6.1, 6.2, 6.3
9Steel Construction4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
9Test 24.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3,
5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

Civil Construction Techniques Notes, Book 1 and 2 available from the on line blackboard for this unit.
Self Help Questions and Answers available from the on-line blackboard for this unit.
PU 248 – Earthworks, Drains and Culverts, available from the on-line blackboard.
PU 249 – Roads, Streets and Footpaths, available from the on-line blackboard.


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment 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.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• Two on-line tests each worth 35% of the final mark, Test 1 conducted in Week 5, Test 2 conducted in last Week.
• Submission of a short written research report worth 30% of the final mark. (Short Written Report & Earthworks Calculations) due in Week 8.
The format of the tests will include case studies and scenarios based on typical workplace activities to support problem-based assessment of ability to accurately complete calculations to industry standards. The industry standards applied will reflect those stated in the curriculum document under the sub-heading.
Note: All tests are conducted on-line.


Assessment Matrix

     EDC020B Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments
1.11.21.32.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.23.34.14.24.34.4 5.15.25.35.46.1 6.2 6.3 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 
Test 1 X X X X X X X X X X X X X               
Test 2              X X X X   X    X X X X X X X
Project           X X      X  X X       

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, 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 12 hours outside the class time.

RANGE STATEMENT
The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicized wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
Common civil works Includes culverts and bridges (types and uses), types of dams, tunneling methods and linings, caissons, breakwaters, quays, docks, locks and weirs.
Workplace communication Includes interpretation of technical data, information required for engineering design and drafting tasks and verbal and written communication with tradespersons, civil engineers, managers and clients in the civil engineering and construction industry.
Types of pipes Include vitrified clay, concrete, steel, cast iron, UPVC
Uses of pipes Include sewerage, stormwater, domestic water, supply, conduits
Types of excavation Include clearing/stripping, trenches, pads, footings, bulk road cuttings, piers, piling and setting out
Quarry plant Includes pugmills, crushers, conveyors, screening, stockpiling and washing, fixed v/s mobile plant.
Quarrying products Includes sand, gravel, clay, shale, crushed rock and dimension rock,
Road elements Includes flexible pavements, rigid pavements, cross section and drainage of urban and rural roads and, road furniture.
 

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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