ENGCV241-21B (HAM)

Highways and Surveying

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
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Paper Description

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The paper 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 a combination of lectures, tutorials and labs (field survey and labs).

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Select and use modern surveying instruments to measure distances, angles and levels (WA5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Lab 2B - Leveling (5)
    Lab 3B - Total Station (7)
    Online Quizzes (8)
    Test (9)
    Exam (10)
  • Identify and analyse errors and apply corrections (WA5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Lab 2B - Leveling (5)
    Lab 3B - Total Station (7)
    Online Quizzes (8)
    Test (9)
    Exam (10)
  • Determine dimensions of highway section alignments taking into account safe stopping distance and superelevation (WA2)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 1: Road alignment (1)
    Online Quizzes (8)
    Test (9)
    Exam (10)
  • Apply modern methods to estimate earthwork quantities and produce mass-haul diagrams (WA2)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 2: Earthworks (2)
    Online Quizzes (8)
    Test (9)
    Exam (10)
  • Explain pavement structures, characteristics, design pavements and fundamental highway design (WA1)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Pavement (3)
    Online Quizzes (8)
    Test (9)
    Exam (10)
  • Discuss sustainable and cost effective ways of satisfying highway design requirements (WA7)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Pavement (3)
    Exam (10)
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Assessment

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Internally assessed components in addition to the final exam include quizzes, test, labs, and 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. Assignment 1: Road alignment
23 Jul 2021
12:00 PM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Earthworks
6 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Pavement
20 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Lab 2A - Practice Lab
0
  • Hand-in: In Lab
5. Lab 2B - Leveling
27 Sep 2021
4:30 PM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Lab 3A - Practice Lab
0
  • Hand-in: In Lab
7. Lab 3B - Total Station
11 Oct 2021
4:30 PM
7
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Online Quizzes
6
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Test
9
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. 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 (available on Moodle)

Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology (available on Moodle)

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

NZTA State Highway Design Manual (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 = 35 hours (there is no lecture on 16 Sep. Kingitanga Day)
  • Tutorials: 1 hour per week x 12 weeks = 12 hours
  • Labs: 5 sessions, 2 hours each = 10 hours
  • Field trip = 6 hours
  • Total contact hours = 63

Non-contact hours:

  • Self study and assignments: 25 hours
  • Test preparation = 10 hours
  • lab report = 14 hours
  • Exam study: 40 hours
  • Total non-contact hours = 89 hours
Total combined hours = 152 hours
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEN110 or ENGG110

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