CIV5889 - Infrastructure project - 2019

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 Mehrdad Arashpour

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (Online)


CIV5310 and CIV5899


This unit develops students' understanding of a particular topic/area in the infrastructure field through completion of a one semester-long project that will develop their ability to plan, undertake and report on an independent program of investigation/research. Students propose their own topic reflecting their professional interests. Based on their selected topic, the student will undertake a one semester-long program of independent investigation/research and document the findings in a professional report and video-record a presentation on their project. Students will provide peer-to-peer feedback on other student works.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the selected area/topic and develop feasible project proposals.
  2. Demonstrate report writing and presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate information about a topic to readers/listeners who may have a limited background in the area.
  4. Conduct research and critical analysis on published material.
  5. Reflect and provide effective peer-to-peer feedback.


Continuous assessment: 100%

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

The minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. A unit requires on average three to five hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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