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CIV2701 Road Design and Location

Short Description: Road Design and Location
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 030909 - Transport Engineering
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: MAT1500 or ENG1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or GCEN


The design and construction of roads impacts on almost all sectors of society. The design of a safe and efficient road network requires an understanding of the planning systems, environmental issues, driver characteristics, traffic profiles and many other factors. The course introduces students to the concept of road location with particular emphasis on the design of the geometric elements of the road including horizontal and vertical alignments. The design will be examined from the context of rural road design, however some application to urban roads will be examined. Theory will be supported by the use of computer aided design and modelling packages.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online