Transportation Engineering and Design

Course code CIVL2720Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Presents the methods and underlying principles for the design and control of the elements of road and railway infrastructure. Students also become familiar with transportation system terminology, flow analysis, driver, vehicle and road characteristics, and aspects of road geometrics, road construction, drainage, pavements and maintenance.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Objectives1. Introduce the basic concepts of transportation and present how to apply them in civil engineering practice.

2. Introduce the terminology of the highway and railway transportation industries.

3. Present the concepts associated with the geometric and structural design of highway and railway engineering systems.

4. Explain the basic service requirements of highway and detail the procedure to conduct level of service analysis.
Content1. Institutional structures.

2. Design criteria for highways and railways.

3. Geometric design for highways and railways, including cross sections, horizontal and vertical alignments, super-elevation and earthworks.

4. Structural design of railways and pavements.

5. Failures, maintenance and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure.

6. Traffic flow and analysis of roads including queuing analysis and level of service assessment.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGENG1001, MATH1110 and MATH1120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsNOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Examination: FormalThe final examination will consist of four sections, covering most of the course material taught in lectures, with each section having similar weighting.

Greater details will be provided to students in the lecture for Week 11 or Week 12 to enable students to prepare for their final examination.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL2720