CDA543 - Civil Design Application

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Subject Title
Civil Design Application

Subject Description
This subject continues the development of skills in applying AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 software to a variety of municipal design project task applications. Students will investigate the application of the software to projects tasks such as; creating and editing existing and proposed ground surfaces, road horizontal alignments (plan), road vertical alignments (profiles), urban cross section, lot grading, earth volume calculations, and sewer plan and profile. The course will be project based following a define design work-flow process.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Perform the import and management of point data;
  2. Execute the creation and editing of existing and proposed ground digital terrain models (DTMs);
  3. Demonstrate the drawing and defining of horizontal alignment objects from road centerline geometric elements;
  4. Create profile view of surface profiles;
  5. Define design profiles in profile views;
  6. Create an urban road cross-section assembly object.
  7. Define various terminology, such as road corridor and corridor surface, according to industry standards;
  8. Create a Pipe Network using specified software;
  9. Design a lot grading design using specified software;
  10. Calculate earth volume quantities using specified software;
  11. Describe the design work-flow process in accordance with professional standards.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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