|Semester 2, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||27 June 2022|
Examiner: Soma Somasundaraswaran
This course introduces students to the basic understanding of transportation engineering which emphasises the need for good transport planning and operation of transport facilities to ensure safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Students will learn about transport system, planning models, traffic studies, traffic analysis, geometric design of roads and pavement materials, as well as pavement design and maintenance.
The planning, construction and operation of civil engineering works is critical to the wellbeing of societies within the modern world. It is important that the graduate civil engineer has a broad understanding of the role and planning of transport systems. As the majority of civil engineers working in the transport sector are concerned with road transport, a greater emphasis will be placed on this mode of transport. Students of this course will be assumed to have a basic understanding of statistical techniques, spreadsheeting, soil mechanics, engineering materials and technical drafting skills.
Course learning outcomes
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- outline the role of transportation systems within modern societies and the relationship between transport and land use;
- describe current transportation planning practice (with particular emphasis on road network planning) and carry out simple planning and modelling studies;
- carry out the geometric design of a road (including the geometric design of intersections of the road with other roads);
- list and discuss the factors influencing road traffic operation, and analyse the level of service of a road section;
- organise and execute simple traffic studies;
- design parking facilities for road vehicles;
- design and developing traffic control and management strategies for road vehicles;
- recommend on testing procedures for road material selection, and design pavements and road surfacings;
- select and justify the procedures to be used in a particular road construction or road maintenance situation.
|2.||Transport Planning and Modelling||10.00|
|3.||Geometric Design of Roads||14.00|
|5.||Traffic Studies and Parking||8.00|
|6.||Managing Road Traffic||10.00|
|8.||Design of Pavements||12.00|
|9.||Design of Bituminous Surfacings||10.00|
|10.||Road Construction and Maintenance||10.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Time limited online examinatn||No||50||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9|