The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

    Callaghan

    • Semester 2 - 2020

    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. Apply and present the basic concepts of transportation in civil engineering practice.

    2. Utilise 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.


    Content

    1. 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.  

    Assumed knowledge

    CIVL1100 (previously GENG1001), MATH1110 and MATH1120.


    Assessment items

    Quiz: Quiz

    Written Assignment: Road Design and Level of Service

    Written Assignment: Pavement Design

    Formal Examination: Formal Examination


    Contact hours

    BCA Singapore

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

    Callaghan

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term