This unit provides a comprehensive overview of design, construction and maintenance of roads and the design of traffic systems.
Emphasis is placed on the design of roads both geometrically and structurally, construction and rehabilitation of roads including route selection, road location, and environmental factors.
The unit cover the following topics: study of land information systems geometric design of rural roads, pavement and subgrade materials, vehicular loading, analysis of road pavements, pavement design, road drainage, recycling pavements, cost analysis, planning and road construction and traffic engineering systems, traffic flow theory, intersection capacity and traffic management.
This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
Prescribed Text - HIGHWAY ENGINEERING