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CEG3401 : Design of Transport Infrastructure

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


To appreciate the constraints and challenges in creating sustainable transport infrastructure
To understand current road design standards, how to use and apply them
To understand the role of safety in high design
To understand road pavement, materials, design and maintenance requirements
To gain a wider appreciation of infrastructure for other modes of transport

Outline Of Syllabus

Highway design standards, how they are derived and applied
Geometric design of road and rail infrastructure
Road pavement, materials, design and maintenance
Junctions as part of a road network
Security of infrastructure

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture53:0015:00Present in person lectures (TW 5 – 9)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture42:008:00Present in person lectures (TW 1 – 4)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:0028:00Problem solving exercises (private study - offline)
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities13:003:00Present in Person - Computer Aided Design (TW 5, 6 – students in 2 groups max 35?)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Present in Person - Tutorial –guidance and Q&A about coursework. (TW 4)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Present in Person - Tutorials – to review lecture material and answer questions (TW 2 - 4)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00Reading, Revision, Further Study (private study offline)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The main taught material is delivered in present-in-person lectures. These give opportunity to discuss and develop learning and skills outcomes.
Tutorials are used to apply taught material to the coursework problems and to provide individual support.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70End of module exam
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Design of Transport Infrastructure2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M30Numerical Exercises (30%)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework tests students’ ability to apply design parameters and carry out calculations accurately and to appropriate levels of precision. The exam tests students’ understanding of the taught concepts, and ability to use the design and analytical skills taught.

Reading Lists