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CIVE3555 Highway Engineering 2

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Yue Huang

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Module replaces

CIVE3560 Multi-modal Interchange Planning and Design

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will introduce the principles and design considerations for highway intersection and pavement. Building on knowledge of highway geometry design, students will learn to evaluate the level of service on a highway link, and develop skills in design for highway infrastructure including the main types of intersections and pavement structures. The concept of life cycle maintenance will also be explained in the module.


This module aims at:
- Establishing a sound understanding of road pavement and design principles
- Providing key knowledge in design considerations of highway interchange
- Developing students' ability to apply knowledge to practice.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Undertake a highway intersection design task including evaluation of the level of service (LOS)
2. Consider appropriate design options for highway interchange according to site conditions and associated constraints
3. Consider appropriate design options for highway pavement according to traffic and associated constraints.


- Highway route choice, road capacity assessment
- Junction design (at-grade and grade separated)
- Pavement materials, traffic assessment
- Pavement design (analytical and empirical)
- Highway maintenance

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Detail private study and independent learning outside formal classes as a guide to students about what is expected from them for the module
- Deepen understanding in, and expand knowledge of, the subject by additional learning using the reading list
- Complete design exercise given in class

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The module plans to have 2-hours lecture slots. In most of the sessions, students will do in-class exercise, ask questions to the tutor, and receive feedback on their work.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportHighway Intersection Design Report30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment5 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/10/2022 14:44:31


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