CIVL5551 Civil Engineering Design Project 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The project is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real-world design challenge relevant to their discipline. Students work in teams, typically with four to six members, and are supervised by an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of the unit is on teamwork skills and the design process.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to civil engineering; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project; (3) apply technical knowledge, appropriate tools and problem-solving skills to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) conduct oneself in a professional manner; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and evaluate relevant standards and technical literature; (8) use discourse conventions relevant to the discipline; (9) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means; and (10) contribute to and/or manage a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) quizzes; (2) project reports; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tongming Zhou
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
or
MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics)
and
(ENSC3009 Geomechanics
or
CIVL2122 Geomechanics)
and
(ENSC3010 Hydraulics
or
ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
or
equivalent)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Advisable prior study:
MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2, ENSC3009 Geomechanics
and
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
Incompatibility:
CIVL2150 Surveying and CAD, CIVL3140 Civil Engineering Analysis and Modelling
Note
Note that this unit will be offered in semester one from 2017 onwards.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.