University of Technology Sydney

49106 Road Engineering Practice

6cp; Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on Canvas.; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least Bachelor's Honours Embedded owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): %, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree, and Org Unit = Engineering and Information Technology (Responsibility = Ownership) OR 120 credit points of completed study in Must have completed at least Bachelor's Honours Embedded co-owned by FEIT
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The aim of this subject is to equip students with the ability to design, construct and maintain roads in accordance with current professional practice in NSW. This includes pavement design, as well as the geometric design of roads. The subject embraces the standards adopted by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services, AUSTROADS and the Australian Road Research Board. Particular attention is paid to the requirements of the residential street network. Students also develop an understanding of current issues in road engineering, particularly quality assurance contracts, road safety needs of pedestrians and cyclists, and the use of innovative techniques in road construction and maintenance.

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Autumn session, City campus

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