Infrastructure Design Project

CVE40006, formerly HES5190 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours


Recommended: substantial completion of course to the end of 3rd year



Aims and objectives

This capstone unit of study aims to provide you with the basic engineering principles and analysis techniques to design individual structural elements and systems. You will also produce analysis, design calculation and documentation suitable for presentation to industry utilising skills and knowledge learnt throughout the program and within a team environment.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Proficiently use relevant Australian Standards to derive the basic design actions and their combinations. (K1, K2, K3, A4)
2. Proficiently use relevant Australian Standards and design handbooks and proficiently apply principles of engineering analysis and design, using both conventional manual and computer aided to design individual structural elements and systems. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2)
3. Generate detailed analysis and design calculations and drawings suitable for presentation to the construction industry. (K5, K6, S1, A1, A2, A5, A6, A7)
4. Demonstrate skills in planning, time management, team work and an ability to review the work of other group members. (S4, A2, A6, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.