Graduate Certificate in Road Engineering and Construction (N5R)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 8

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Please see N4R Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Professional Honours in Road Engineering and Construction). Students apply and enrol in N4R but may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management.

The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an incorporated association established by Austroads (the National Association of State Road Authorities) and the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) in 1994. Since 1996 CPEE has offered postgraduate courses in pavement engineering jointly with Deakin and (2003) La Trobe universities and (2005) as a non self-accrediting higher education provider.

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) is a professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community. Previously known as the Institute of Municipal Engineering Australia (IMEA), the organisation is now expanding its traditional local government engineering focus to public works and thereby covering all levels of government and private practice. The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) supports the proposed course and under an agreement with CPEE has indicated it will continue to support course development.

The link with IPWEA (the Institute of Public Works Engineers, Australia) will provide valuable exposure for the University. IPWEA represents engineers (mainly civil) working in local government throughout Australia. IPWEA has developed an Infrastructure Management manual which has been adopted internationally, in South Africa, U.K., U.S.A. and New Zealand. CPEE has links with the road industry within Australia and New Zealand as well as many overseas countries.

There are no other comparable university courses dealing with Road Engineering and Construction. The proposed courses comply with the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework for Graduate Certificates and Diplomas. The courses are designed to provide "vocational skills and knowledge in a new professional area".

The course aims to provide place-bound professional engineers in public works and industry positions with access to modern tools to efficiently design and construct durable roads and highways.The road pavement industry experience is that a specialist qualification is important in raising the status of professionals in the industry, and the distance education mode allows courses to be readily offered to candidates throughout Australia and New Zealand as well asoverseas. The distance mode will greatly assist the ongoing learning process for those who change employer and/or are located in rural/regional areas and are unable to access traditional face-to-face university programs.

Career outcomes

Roads and pavements form a large component of the national investment in infrastructure, and there is increasing appreciation of the need for efficient design and construction to minimize the long-term lifecycle costs, including operation, maintenance, management and renewal of these major physical assets. This will add to the demand for technical specialists with road engineering skills, and career opportunities exist with State governments, larger local authorities, private civil and mining companies, contracting, consulting and regulatory organizations.

Professional Recognition

This course is supported by the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia (IPWEA) which is also expected to give professional recognition to the award.

Course structure

Schedule

Core Units

Fundamentals of Road Construction" consists of 5 topics as follows: -Topic 1, Construction Management OverviewTopic 2, Preliminary InvestigationsTopic 3, Setting OutTopic 4, EarthworksTopic 5, Roadsides…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

"Introduction to Pavements" provides an introduction to road pavement materials and thedesign of pavement structures. It has been developed primarily to give someone whodoes not have a practical or academic background in pavements an appreciation ofkey issues and an understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Specialist Roads and Pavement Units

Pavement Design consists of the following six topics:1 Environment explains the impact that environmental factors such as air, waterand temperature can have on the performance of a pavement. Although theAustroads‟ Guide deals with the design of pavements to withstand loadassociateddistress,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Flexible Pavement Construction consists of the following six topics:Topic 1, Earthworks and formation preparationTopic 2, Construction materials and methodsTopic 3, Pavement drainageTopic 4, Surface preparationTopic 5, Surface treatmentsTopic 6, Asphalt surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Pavement Wearing Surfaces consists of five topics:Topic 1 Pavement surfacing introduces the concept and reasons for using awearing surface and the general types of wearing surfaces, and describes themain characteristics required of a surfacing.Topic 2 Types of wearing surfaces introduces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Road Maintenance examines the different ways in which both flexible and rigid pavements show distress, both structural and non structural. Defects such as deformation, cracking and many others are described together with problems relating to safety and damage caused by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the different ways in which pavements and wearing surfaces show distress, both structural and non structural. Defects such as deformation, cracking and many others are described together with problems relating to safety and damage caused by external…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Elective Units B

This unit provides an introduction to the project evaluation process including a comparison between benefit-cost analysis (BCA) and financial analysis. It then turns to project specification and issues such as project interdependence, project scale effects, sustainability and other constraints.Other topics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Water Management in Transport Corridors addresses the way in which stormwater is managed and introduces concepts and principles associated with this resource. Movement of people and goods is the 'raison d'être' for transport corridors. For cost reasons local soils are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Construction Contract Law provides the principles of contract law as it applies to engineering and construction contracts. This unit addresses basic legal principles common to all construction contracts and identifies the legal issues which arise in the administration of engineering…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to Environmental IssuesPavements and Road Traffic NoiseEnvironmental Impacts of Land TransportEmbedded Greenhouse Gas ProductionRecycling in PavementsSustainabilityAlternative Road Transport Systems…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Road Asset Management consists of the following topics:Topic 1 Road asset management fundamentalsTopic 2 Community benefitsTopic 3 Road system performanceTopic 4 Strategy developmentTopic 5 Strategy implementationTopic 6 Review of outcomesTopic 7 Organisational capability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Road Engineering and Construction must hold an undergraduate Bachelor level degree in a pavement engineering related discipline, or equivalent.

A student admitted must complete satisfactorily 4 units to be eligible for the award Graduate Certificate in Road Engineering and Construction. Completion of the Graduate Certificate is required before enrolment in the Graduate Diploma.

An applicant with other relevant tertiary qualifications and relevant industry experience may be considered for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Road Engineering and Construction.

English language requirements can be satisfied if international applicants provide documentary evidence of one of the following:

  • First language is English and secondary and/or undergraduate studies were conducted in English. A certified copy of the applicant's studies record clearly indicating that English was the language of instruction must be supplied;
  • A score of 580 or better in the American Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) plus Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5;
  • An overall band score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test conducted by a British Council/IDP Office, provided that no individual band score is less than 6.

Graduate Diploma in Road Engineering and Construction

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2018 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,250 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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