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CIV4908 Civil Design Practice

Semester 2, 2022 External
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Andreas Nataatmadja


Co-requisite: CIV4508 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR or MENS


This course is core for students enrolled in the BEng Hons (Civ), MEPR and MENS.
The course looks at engineering design in a broad sense. This requires consideration of human, societal and environmental issues to prompt a different understanding of the nature of engineering problems. New approaches to solving problems also requires consideration, with the emphasis on people and society being at least equal to that on technology.
This course requires students to apply knowledge, skills and competencies to demonstrate the integration of prior learning into an optimised engineering solution.

In this course students will work in groups, each group constituting an engineering design team.

The design teams will work on a multi-faceted design brief which describes client requirements and design objectives. The brief will require all students to draw on, use and integrate the skills, knowledge and competencies gained during their study programs.

Design teams will present optimised design outcomes to the client team and other design groups in a short presentation, and will submit a written design report to the client prior to presentation.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Work effectively as a member and/or leader of a design team, participating in defining, scheduling and completing tasks, and supporting others in achievement of team goals;
  2. Independently research to analyse and interpret the design brief, identifying the required design parameters, Australian Standards, Codes and Guides, as appropriate to investigation of design solutions;
  3. Identify and design viable engineering solutions to the project brief in a multi-disciplinary environment, evaluate alternatives, and select an optimum solution;
  4. Examine and recognise the welfare, health and safety of all members of society with due regard to the environment in which they live and the sustainability (social, environmental and economic) of the resources employed;
  5. Effectively convey the design solutions to a diverse audience using a range of communication tools including presentations, drawings and reports.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Teamwork 20.00
2. Questions 10.00
3. Scheduling 10.00
4. Design development and analysis 40.00
5. Presentation 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Oral Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd) No 50 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Written Report 1 No 40 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Written Report 2 No 10 1,2,3,4,5
Date printed 30 June 2022