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Road Design (10252.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment



    In this unit students investigate the requirements of road design; solve calculations associated with road alignments, both horizontal and vertical; and design intersections at grade. Students will model their road design using current Civil Design Computer Application Software and justify their design with visual document presentation in the form of industry standard drawings and models.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Evaluate current industry practices and standards to design road alignments, intersections and cul-de-sacs;

    2. Validate the road design by modelling it in an industry standard road design terrain modelling software; and

    3. Produce appropriate visual documentation for the road design to required industry standards.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week, consisting of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour workshop.


    Civil Design and Drafting, 10249.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Fundamental road design skills such as creating road alignments and identifying road components.

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