Department of Civil Engineering

Transportation and Highway Engineering - CE318

Credits : 3

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To impart knowledge on transportation planning, traffic engineering and management and to provide with design methods and maintenance techniques of highways using suitable materials.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Describe transportation systems and different methods of transportation planning
  2. Design a flexible pavement selecting appropriate highway construction materials
  3. Design highway drainage and plan highway maintenance procedures
  4. Measure and interpret traffic data and plan suitable traffic management systems
Course content/Course description
  1. Introduction to transportation engineering
  2. Basic transportation planning and demand estimation
  3. Highway construction materials: Introduction to soil, compaction tests, field compaction procedures, CBR test, production and testing of aggregates, production and testing of bitumen
  4. Highway designs: Introduction to geometric designs, vertical and horizontal curves, compound curves, setting out of curves, main highway pavement types, empirical methods of flexible pavement designs, design charts, mechanistic methods of flexible pavement designs, and introduction to rigid pavement, importance of drainage in highways, types of drains and culverts
  5. Highway maintenance: Introduction to highway evaluation and maintenance, basic maintenance categories and activities, economic aspects of highway maintenance
  6. Traffic engineering: Fundamentals of traffic flow, traffic flow theory, speed-flow-density relationships, highway capacity and level of service, traffic surveys
  7. Traffic management: Introduction to traffic management and travel demand management
Recommended Texts
  1. Garber, NJ & Hoel, LA 2014, Traffic & Highway Engineering. 5th edn. USA.
  2. Fricker, JD & Whitford, R 2004, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering, 1st edn, USA.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 38
Tutorials 02
Fieldwork 10
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Fieldwork/Quizzes 20
Mid Semester Examination 20
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering