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CIV2701 Road Design and Location

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


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


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 using computer aided design and modelling packages.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023