|Short Description:||Road Design and Location|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||030909 - Transport Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: MAT1500 or ENG1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or GCEN
The design and construction of roads impacts on almost all sectors of society. The design of a safe and efficient road network requires an understanding of the planning systems, environmental issues, driver characteristics, traffic profiles and many other factors. The course introduces students to the concept of road location with particular emphasis on the design of the geometric elements of the road including horizontal and vertical alignments. The design will be examined from the context of rural road design, however some application to urban roads will be examined. Theory will be supported by the use of computer aided design and modelling packages.