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CIVL7010 - Highway Engineering Technology

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Title:Highway Engineering Technology
Long Title:Highway Engineering Technology
Module Code:CIVL7010
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module introduces the learner to Highway Engineering Technology. Particular emphasis is placed on Geometric Standards and the fundamental principles underpinning the design code provisions; Pavement Design, Road Furniture and Road Safety topics are also addressed.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 derive fundamental geometric alignment design parameters from first principles
LO2 design horizontal, vertical and cross section geometric alignments in accordance with design standards
LO3 describe various types of priority/at grade junctions, including the use of roundabouts and signal controlled junctions
LO4 describe the composition and function of road pavement structures; design flexible pavement structures
LO5 describe, discuss and appraise road drainage, signing, lighting & marking provisions, road accident occurances and safety improvement measures
LO6 discuss highway engineering related projects of current public interest
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Design Speed & Sight Distance
Design speed; stopping sight distance, full overtaking sight distance
Geometric Standards and Design
Horizontal Alignment geometry: circular, transition and compound curves. Vertical Alignment geometry: gradients, vertical curves. Cross Section: carriageway cross sections, rural & urban
Geometric design of At-Grade Junctions
Types of priority junction, ghost island, single lane dualing, crossroads and staggered junctions, options and effectiveness, visibility standards; Roundabouts - principles, types, capacity and design issues; Signal controlled junctions.
Highway Capacity
Highway Capacity; level of service
Road Pavement
Pavement composition; layering & materials - function and properties. Flexible Pavement Design.
Signing, Marking & Lighting
Purpose/types, specification and standards
Road Safety
Accidents: classification, types, statistics, causes, solutions
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Written reflective report in relation to topical highway engineering projects in the general and engineering media or other project work 6 10.0 Week 3
Project Geometric Design Exercise 2 10.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4,5 80.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Geometric design exercise 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review / revision of lecture material. Continuous Assessment research. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Geometric design exercise 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Module content - self study 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review / Revision of lecture material. Continuous Assessment research. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Martin Rogers 2008, Highway Engineering, 2nd Ed., 3,5,6,7,8,9, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK [ISBN: 978-1-4051-6358-3]
  • NRA, Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), NRA Dublin [ISBN: WWW.NRA.IE]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • edited by C. A. O'Flaherty; contributing authors, MGH Bell... [et al.] 2003, Transport planning and traffic engineering, 15,17,18,19,21,23 [ISBN: 0 340 66279 4]
  • British Aggregate Construction Materials Industries (BACMI) 1992, Bituminous Mixes and Flexible Pavements - An Introduction, 1st Ed., BACMI Ltd London [ISBN: 0 9520643 0 8]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Elective
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 6 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 6 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 5 Elective

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