Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|Distance Education - Callaghan||Semester 2|
|TMC Educational Group||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
Infrastructure Development simulates the preparation of an estimate and tender for a construction project. It draws on the knowledge and skills which student s have developed in soil mechanics, quantity measurement, estimating, tendering project planning and construction methods. In addition, this course exposes students to new subject ares as the project students will be tendering for is an engineering project and they will need to explore methods of construction that they are unlikely to come across before. Student will also be expected to evaluate and accommodate commercial and other factors that are likely to influence the tender price that their company submits for this work.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of soil mechanics and their application in infrastructure development;
- Carry-out quantity measurement for civil engineering works;
- Apply the concepts of method-related estimating in the construction industry;
- Understand and describe construction management and cash-flow in project delivery;
- Apply thorough knoledge of risk management and cashflow in project delivery
a. Soil mechanics
b.Measurement of civil engineering works
c. Preparation of an estimate for the works and conversion of same into tender
d. Management of project development economics
e. Preparation of cash-flow forecasts
2. Infrastructure development practices: These topics are informed by choices of appropriate:
a. Methods of construction
b. Selection of resources
c. Construction business management structures
d. Contractual frameworks
This replaces the existing 10 credit ARBE3302 Construction Integrated Project 3.
ARBE3302 Construction Integrated Project 3 to ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development.
Candidates for this course should have a working knowledge of construction technology as it applies to the built product, together with a similar level of knowledge regarding construction processes and techniques.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks