Sustainable Transport and Highway Engineering - CVEN3401

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course is presented in 2 strands. The first strand is concerned with the analysis, design and evaluation of traffic and transport systems, including the interactions between transport, land use and the environment. Topics include: overview of the transport task, trends in motorisation, sustainable transport, motorised and non-motorised transport, traffic flow fundamentals, definitions and concepts related to land use and transport systems; prediction methods of future transport demand; modelling and evaluation of transport systems; transport operations and traffic management; assessment of environmental and community impacts. This strand is common for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students.
The second strand is specific for Civil Engineering students. This strand presents the fundamentals of highway and pavement engineering. It introduces the design process of rural roads and intersections, including horizontal and vertical alignment design, cross-sections and earthworks, intersection design principles and computer-aided design. The second half of this strand deals with pavement design and evaluation. Topics include: pavement composition, pavement materials, the traffic load, the local environment, and the pavement thickness design.


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