ENGCV241-19B (HAM)

Highways and Transportation

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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Introduces the basic theories and design techniques used in highway engineering. The paper will cover topics on fundamentals of surveying, geometric design, earthworks, and introduction to pavement engineering.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, and labs (Field survey and computer labs).
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Determine appropriate methods of surveying
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  • Explain the working principles of survey instruments
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  • Apply the techniques for measurement of distances, angles, and levels
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  • Analyse the measurement errors and apply corrections
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  • Explain pavement structures and their characteristics and design pavements based on the Austroads guidelines
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  • Explain the fundamental design requirements of highways and discuss sustainable and cost-effective ways of satisfying those requirements
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  • Determine key dimensions of horizontal and vertical alignments of highway sections accounting for safe stopping sight distance and superelevation
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  • Estimate earthwork volume applying various methods of calculating earthwork quantities and produce mass-haul diagrams
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Assessment

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Internally assessed components in addition to final exam include tests, labs, assignments.

The assignments (if applicable) will be uploaded onto Moodle prior to the dates given on the lecture schedule. Lab sheets will be uploaded on Moodle before the labs. Students need to print out the lab sheets and bring them to the labs.

The Final Examination will be a closed book examination, and the topics covered will reflect the content of the whole course.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Lab 1
5 Aug 2019
No set time
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Lab 2
2 Sep 2019
No set time
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test
4 Sep 2019
No set time
15
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Assignment: Road alignment
20 Sep 2019
10:00 AM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Assignment: Earthworks
23 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
6
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6. Assignment: Pavement
7 Oct 2019
9:00 AM
7
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7. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Austroads Guide to Road Design (will be available on Moodle)

Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology (will be available on Moodle)

New Zealand guide to pavement structural design (will be available on Moodle)

NZTA superelevation calculation guide (https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/superelevation-calculations/docs/tm2501.pdf)

Craig’s soil mechanics (8th edition, ebook available from the library)

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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.

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Workload

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Contact Hours:

  • Lectures: 3 times per week x 12 weeks = 36 hours
  • Labs: 9 sessions, 2 hours each = 18 hours
  • Field trip = 8 hours
  • Total contact hours = 62

Non-contact hours:

  • Self study and assignments: 25 hours
  • Test preparation = 10 hours
  • lab report = 10 hours
  • Exam study: 40 hours
  • Total non-contact hours = 85 hours
Total combined hours = 147 hours
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEN110 or ENGG110

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