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LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
OnlineN/A

Unit description

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

Unit content

Geometric design of roads
Road safety
Design of rigid pavements
Design of flexible pavements
Pavement management and maintenance strategies
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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Perform basic calculations related to analysis of road geometry designKnowledge of a discipline
2Apply principles of pavement safety, drainage, design and rehabilitation CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3determine 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 geometry design
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Apply principles of pavement safety, drainage, design and rehabilitation
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. determine appropriate strategies for pavement maintenance.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Road design report45%
Calculations15%
Calculations40%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Road design report45%
Calculations15%
Calculations40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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