Course handbook


Infrastructure Development simulates the preparation of an estimate and tender for a construction project. It draws on the knowledge and skills which students have developed in soil mechanics, quantity measurement, estimating, tendering project planning and construction methods. In addition, this course exposes students to new subject areas 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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the basic principles of geo-mechanics and their application in infrastructure development. Ability to apply this knowledge is in accordance with the BCA and AS2870 and AS3600.

2. Understand design of structural elements. Ability to apply this knowledge is in accordance with the BCA tables in Vol II.

3. Ability to carry out quantity measurement, estimating and tendering and cash flow for civil engineering projects.

4. Apply the concepts of scheduling for civil infrastructure.

5. Understand the complexities of delivery between civil works and building works.


  1. In Geo-mechanics the student will extend their knowledge of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in the civil and built environment.
  2. In Structures the student will be introduced to the design of simple building components in accordance with relevant codes and regulations.
  3. In quantity measurement, the student will be introduced to a different form of preparing estimates for civil projects.
  4. In Scheduling, the student will be introduced to concepts used in a civil engineering environment.
  5. In the later part of this course the student is exposed to case studies presented by industry professionals, attendance at these case study lectures will be credited to the students requirement for Work Integrated Learning (WIL).


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program and the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) program.

Assumed knowledge

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.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online Test: Soil Mechanics

In Term Test: Online Test: Structures

Report: Structural Design Report

Report: Pre-Construction Report

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks