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Unit description

Introduces students to the application of a systems-based engineering approach to design of road transport systems. A scenario-based learning approach is used to guide students in applying a range of practical tools and techniques along with skills in systems analysis, engineering design and project management to a real industry-based engineering project.

Unit content

Module 1: Planning road transport systems

Module 2: Design of road layouts and geometry

Module 3: Geotechnical considerations

Module 4: Drainage design

Module 5: Pavement design

Module 6: Integrated design approaches

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1employ a systems approach that accounts for existing and emerging practical knowledge of surveying, earthworks, pavement design and traffic management along with other relevant contextual factors to define and analyse a well-defined problem related to road transport systems
2apply practical engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to design solutions to a well-defined problem related to road transport systems
3successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a well-defined project related to road transport systems
4self-assess use of management skills, social skills and professional judgement in contributing to the successful completion of a well-defined project related to road transport systems.

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

  1. employ a systems approach that accounts for existing and emerging practical knowledge of surveying, earthworks, pavement design and traffic management along with other relevant contextual factors to define and analyse a well-defined problem related to road transport systems
  2. apply practical engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to design solutions to a well-defined problem related to road transport systems
  3. successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a well-defined project related to road transport systems
  4. self-assess use of management skills, social skills and professional judgement in contributing to the successful completion of a well-defined project related to road transport systems.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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