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(HONS) IN CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSE OUTLINE Subject name Subject code Status Credit hour Semester/Year Pre-requisite Teaching method Assessment Highway Engineering EV303 Major 3 2/3 Nil Lecture and Lab Assignments/Quizzes 20% Lab 10% Test 10% Mid-term 20% Final Exam 40% Mr. Mysore Srinivasamurthy Raghu The aim of this subject is to: 1. Enable students to differentiate between the different types of materials used for road pavement structure. 2. Elaborate on road geometry design, and multiple lane design. 3. Enable students to perform lab and field experiments on highway materials Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Identify materials, type of tests, construction methods and plants in highway construction and able to carry out and evaluate on-site construction and materials quality control requirements. 2. Plan, design, analyze and design pavement structures and maintenance program, and related infrastructures. 3. Understand the highway drainage design systems. 4. Conduct highway system economic appraisal. 5. Prepare a project report based on the studies on highway materials and design and construction. 1. Ability to communicate, present ideas clearly, effectively and confidently through both written and oral modes. 2. Ability to manage and draw up plans to achieve the objectives. 3. Ability to research and learn independently and continuously. 4. Ability to work, interacts, and establishes good rapport with others in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams within and across organization. 5. Understand and respect professional, moral and ethical responsibilities. 6. Demonstrate technical competencies in highway engineering field. Lecture Tutorial Lab 1. Introduction to Highway Engineering 6 2. Highway Materials. Types of highways, pavement layers and materials, Compaction and California Bearing Ratio tests, Highway materials, properties, and tests aggregate and bitumen, Premix plants. 6 4

Lecturer Objectives

Learning Outcomes:

Generic Skills

Syllabus & Contact hour

3. Highway Construction. Highway construction, site clearing, earthworks and drainage works, Pavement works and premix design, Highway plants. 4. Pavement Structure Thickness Design Fundamental theory, Design methods ATJ 5/85 & Road Note 31 5. Highway Drainage & Maintenace Highway Drainage System, Highway maintenance, Highway rehabilitation, and, Pavement evaluation. 6. Highway Economy Fundamental Theory, Evaluation methods Net Present Value, Equal Uniform Annual Cost, Evaluation methods Benefit Cost Ratio, and Rate of Return. Total Hour Textbook Reference

6 6

35 Highway Engineering by Wright, P.H. 2000, 6th. Ed. New York: John Wiley.

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Garber, N.J & Hoel, L.A. 2002. Traffic & Highway Engineering. 3rd. Ed. California: Brooks/Cole. Mannering, F.L & Kilareski, W.P. 2005. Principles of Highway Engineering & Traffic Analysis. 3rd. Ed. New York: John Wiley. Papacostas, C.S. & Prevedouros, P.D. 2001. Transportation Engineering & Planning. 3rd. Ed. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Lab session (if any)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

California Bearing Ratio. Sieve Analysis/Prep of Sample for Softening Point. Extraction of Bitumen. Softening Point Test. Penetration Test.

SYLLABUS/CLO MATRIX SYLLABUS/CLO Introduction to Highway Engineering Highway Materials. Highway Construction. Pavement Structure Thickness Design 5. Highway Drainage & Maintenance 6 Highway Economy 1 = low, 2 = moderate, 3 = high ASSESSMENT/SYLLABUS MATRIX
ASSESSMENT /SYLLABUS Assignments/Quizzes Lab Test Mid-term Final Exam 1 10% 20% 10% 2 20% 40% 40% 20%

CLO 1 3 3 3 3 3 3

CLO 2 2 3 3 3 3 3

CLO 3

CLO 4 2 2 3 2 3

CLO 5 3 3 3 3 3

2 2 3

3 30% 30% 40% 30% 30%

4 20% 30% 30% 30%

5 10%

6 10%

30% 20%

10% 10%

ASSESSMENT/CLO MATRIX ASSESSMENT/CLO Assignments/Quizzes Lab Test Mid-term Final Exam MATRIX CLO/PLO

CLO 1

CLO 2

CLO 3

CLO 4

CLO 5

PLO2

PLO4

PLO1

PLO3

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

1.

2. 3. 4.

Identify materials, type of tests, construction methods and plants in highway construction and able to carry out and evaluate on-site construction and materials quality control requirements. Plan, design, analyze and design pavement structures and maintenance program, and related infrastructures. Understand the highway drainage design systems. Conduct highway system economic appraisal.

3 3 3 3 3

5. Prepare a project report based on the studies on


highway materials, and design and construction. 1 = low, 2 = moderate, 3 = high

PLO1: PLO2: PLO3: PLO4: PLO5: PLO6: PLO7: PLO8: PLO9: PLO10:

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) Ability to apply mathematical, scientific, formulation, and solution seeking skills for solving engineering problems. Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data using commercial engineering tools and software. Ability to design and optimise a system, components/products, or processes to meet design requirement. Ability to function effectively as a team player and as an individual in a group. Ability to analyse important social and environmental problems and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in their field of expertise. An understanding and awareness of the principle of sustainable design and development. Ability to communicate effectively through writing and speaking in a variety of professional contexts. Ability to function effectively in multidisciplinary teams and independently. Recognition of need for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.

PL10