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Module

CEG3401 : Design of Transport Infrastructure

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To appreciate the constraints and challenges in creating sustainable transport infrastructure
To provide an understanding of:
The derivation of current road design standards
The role of safety in high design
How to apply geometric design standards
Junction capacity assessment and design
Road pavements, materials, design and maintenance requirements

Outline Of Syllabus

Route Choice
UK Design Standards
Horizontal Alignment
Vertical Alignment
Speed and consistency
Railways
Airports
Principles of Junction Design
Road Pavements and Maintenance
Detailed Design
Use of Highway design software
Photogrammetry and air surveyduty pavements.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials12:002:00Introduction / First Lecture (Online synchronous or PiP)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Problem solving exercises (private study - offline)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Professional skills assessment (private study - offline)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities122:0024:00Online non-synchronous lecture materials
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities23:006:00Online synchronous - Computer Aided Design
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study133:0033:00Reading, Revision, Further Study (private study offline)
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion51:005:00Discussion or Q&A for Assessments (PiP or Online Synchronous)
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide students with necessary information on the design of highways and other transport infrastructure. Reference is made to the background and practice of current design procedures, concentrating principally in the UK, but also with reference to practice and examples in many other countries. Small group teaching (tutorial) assistance is made available to assist with the understanding of numerical techniques and other issues as required. Computer aided design is taught at computer terminals in a tutorial setting.

Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG8403Design of Transport Infrastructure2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M50Technical calculations
Prof skill assessmnt2M503 minute Oral Presentation (approx. 2 Hours preparation required)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MNumerical exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework tests students’ ability to calculate solutions to engineering problems. The oral presentation is a test of the intended skills outcome "prepare and present short technical presentations". The examination tests theoretical, conceptual and critical understanding and knowledge of underlying issues. It also tests understanding of design formulae and requires relevant numerical calculations to be mastered. The numerical exercise is formative.

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