CIV4287 - Road engineering - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker

Coordinator(s)

Dr Steve O'Hern

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

CIV2282

Prohibitions

CIV3283

Synopsis

This unit introduces the fundamentals of road engineering theory and practice. It examines 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 pavements, with due consideration to relevant economic, social and environmental considerations.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. design road geometry with due consideration to horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section profile, earthworks and cost implications
  2. assess different components of a road project, within the context of a safe systems approach to design, based on economic, social and environmental considerations
  3. design flexible and rigid road pavements giving consideration to economic, social and environmental factors.

Assessment

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.

Workload requirements

2 hours pre-class online activities, 2 hours workshop and 8 hours of private study per week.

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