ENGT237 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Infrastructure

Updated: 10 May 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites any 48cp for undergraduate awards; or any 24cp for candidature in DipTownPlan; or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENVE237

All online students will have online access to unit materials, including topic notes and guided reading.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) James Turnell (jturne2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit exposes students to the scope and nature of engineering and offers a rigorous approach to the solution of engineering problems. Case studies and real-world examples will be used to illustrate the role of the engineer, the type of work involved and methodologies employed in engineering practice. Whilst the unit focuses on civil/environmental engineering design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, it also integrates underpinning considerations such as sustainability, economic, environmental, social, professional ethics and security. It also integrates in the process and in the assessments, effective professional verbal and written communication skills.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Introduction to Infrastructure

ISBN: 9780470411919
Penn, M.R. and Parker, P.J., John Wiley and Sons 2011

Text refers to: Trimester 2, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 15% 1000 (equivalent)
Assessment Notes

Online quizzes

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assignment 2 35% 2000
Assessment Notes

Written assessment broken into parts.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. describe how to design and manage day-to-day activities for undertaking Civil and Environmental Engineering infrastructure taking into consideration planning, energy, sustainability, economic, environmental, social, ethical and security aspects using written and verbal formats;
  2. understand the nature, role and influence of sustainability and community values on the environmental and social implications of engineering projects; and
  3. demonstrate through professional practise in day-to-day engineering activities the importance of effective communication skills and how ethics and legal obligations influence decisions that professionals working on infrastructure projects make on a day-to-day basis. This will also be demonstrated by the individual student's skills in working autonomously and using their own judgement.