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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces fundamental aspects of urban road system design including layout, geometric requirements, safety considerations, pavement design, and pavement maintenance.

Unit content

Geometric design of roads
Road safety
Design of rigid pavements
Design of flexible pavements
Pavement management
Road drainage design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 perform basic calculations related to analysis of road traffic Knowledge of a discipline
2 design a section of highway by appropriately applying geometric design, safety and pavement design principles Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 employ appropriate strategies for pavement maintenance. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. perform basic calculations related to analysis of road traffic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. design a section of highway by appropriately applying geometric design, safety and pavement design principles
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. employ appropriate strategies for pavement maintenance.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline