University of Technology Sydney

49258 Pavement Analysis and Design

6cp; 3hpw x 12wks (lecture/workshops), standard, face-to-face (also combined with some online learning activities)
Requisite(s): ((120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)) AND 48330 Soil Behaviour)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Fields of Practice: Civil Engineering Program



The aim of this subject is to develop students' technical competence in the analysis and design of road pavements as well as enhance professional practice-oriented skills. The ability to analyse and design different types of pavements together with their material characterisation, construction aspects, maintenance and management is considered necessary for those who would like to work in the field of road infrastructure and pavement design.

Students recognise that completion of this subject supports them to work in an internationalised world. The subject comprises lectures, active tutorials, collaborative learning sessions, detailed design projects and individual tests, assignments and technical presentations. The research project allows students to learn critical review of engineering documents, project reports and disciplinary research skills. The syllabus covers: an introduction to basic types of pavements, design traffic loading calculations, pavement materials, subgrade stabilisation, drainage systems, design of rigid and flexible pavements, pavement maintenance and management systems, and also comparison of pavement design methods.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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