Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    The objectives of this subject are to ensure a general understanding of the role of the civil engineer in the provision of basic infrastructure necessary to support the development and maintenance of urban and rural settlement; to provide a sound foundation for further education in the processes of design, construction, operation and maintenance of community infrastructure; to ensure an understanding of the need to develop the necessary individual and multidisciplinary skills in civil engineering project analysis and development.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Explain the fundamentals of Civil Engineering processes and terminology
    2. Identify local community needs and expectations
    3. Recognise the social ramifications of civil engineering works on community life
    4. Comprehend the need to work within acceptable standards
    5. Assess various options for civil engineering works
    6. Explain the balance between theoretical knowledge and sound practical experience
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.2)
    Implement and test solutions [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2, 2.3,] (B.5)
    Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    The delivery of the subject will include lectures and tutorials. The overall structure of the course involves two meetings per week. The first session will be lecture based in its format and the second meeting tutorial or computer lab based. The integration of lectures are representative of ?real-world? civil engineering and will assist in the understanding of advanced subjects embracing academically complex material. The tutorial and then computer lab sessions are hands-on sessions to practice the drawing aspects of the subject.
    Lecture material will be presented in a manner that stimulates the minds of the student at this early stage of the course. To this end the lectures will have a practical bias and will be presented by experienced practitioners.
    Students will be encouraged to be interactive on all aspects of the course of instruction, which will include the use of Power point presentations and selected videos of civil engineering projects and works.
    You should attend all lectures to obtain comprehensive tuition on a wide range of civil engineering infrastructure design, construction and maintenance.
    As a student in this subject you are expected to attend and participate in all tutorial and computer lab sessions and complete set assignments by their due dates.
    Content
    Lecture content includes the following: Orthographic and Isometric Drawing, Structural Fundamentals, Drawings including AutoCAD, Soils and civil engineering, Soil retention structures, Road and Traffic Engineering,Evnironment Legislation and Environmental Engineering.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Drawing Assignments (2)
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1 and 4
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1 and B.2
    Type: Project
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correct application of Orthogonal and isometric drawing 50 1, 4 B.1
    Justification of the outcome 50 1, 4 B.2
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: AutoCAD Drawing
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.2, B.5, C.3 and E.1
    Type: Exercises
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of the setting for drawing 20 1 B.1
    Accuracy of drawing 20 1 B.2
    Accuracy of drawing 20 1 B.5
    Accuracy of the drawing 20 1 C.3
    Effectiveness of communication 20 1 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1 and B.5
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 60%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of answers 50 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 B.1
    Justification of results testing 50 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 B.5
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    Students must gain a mark of 30/60 in the Final Exam and a mark of 50/100 overall to gain a 'Pass' in the Subject.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.