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CIV3203

Faculty of Engineering

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Frank Collins

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Introduction to the nature of civil engineering construction projects. Construction technology including equipment performance, construction techniques, prefabrication, concrete, steel, timber, foundations, buildings, roads, formwork etc. Relevant OHS and site environmental management issues and requirements. Industry experience gained by working with a construction company.

Students require at least 4 days on-site construction experience to be eligible to enrol in this unit.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate OHS risks and apply relevant controls to particular project examples
  2. acquire knowledge of Quality Assurance and Systems and Prepare inspection and test plans
  3. evaluate environmental risks and apply relevant controls to a particular construction project
  4. breakdown the tasks involved with a construction project and prepare a schedule using MS Project
  5. acquire knowledge of construction relationships, procurement types

Assessment

Two projects: 65%
Industry experience report: 35%

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practicals, 8 hours private study per week.
(1 site visit and 27 hours industry placement)

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Prerequisites