6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Introduce fundamentals and role of road engineering theory and practice. Examine a number of issues related to the planning, design and construction of roads, including: road planning, the road traffic environment, road design issues, road construction and road environmental safety.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Apply traffic engineering knowledge and prepare forecasts of future demand.
- Design the geometry of roads that includes design of horizontal alignment, vertical alignment and cross sections.
- Assess earthworks and associated costs in a road project.
- Appraise different alternatives of a project that includes economic, social and environmental comparison.
- Generate a detailed report including recommendations.
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lecture, 2 hours practical and 8 hours private study per week.
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