CIV5310 - Infrastructure project and policy evaluation - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Dr Asadul Haque
Dr Rita Seethaler

Unit guides




This unit is an introduction to the principles and methods of triple-bottom-line evaluation of projects and policies in the area of civil engineering. As triple-bottom-line stands for economic, environmental and social requirements of sustainable development, this unit explicitly incorporates all three domains.


The objectives of the unit are to:

  1. Familiarise the students with the principles of sustainability.
  2. Give the students an opportunity to experience the application of an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating natural, social and engineering sciences.
  3. Give students an opportunity to learn about the theory and application of well approved 'classical' approaches that have to be adapted to new situations.
  4. Plan, undertake and report on infrastructure related research or investigation project at the level of an open enquiry within a mix of structured and self-determined guidelines.


Continuous assessment: 50%

Examination (2 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

150 hours study

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Civil Engineering