Department of Civil Engineering

Highway Engineering and Design - CE532

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE318

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To introduce functions and types of highways, highway planning, design criteria, highway construction materials and techniques, and highway evaluation and maintenance and computer application of highways. Design component aims at designing a comprehensive highway section with given parameters.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Predict traffic loading for the design life using standard methods.
  2. Design flexible and rigid pavements.
  3. Choose basic physical properties of highway materials for proper design and construction.
  4. Select appropriate construction materials for flexible and rigid pavements based on environmental factors.
  5. Determine the appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation techniques.
Course content/Course description
  1. Introduction to highway planning and route planning
  2. Pavement design (flexible and rigid using mechanistic approach)
  3. Highway construction material improvements
  4. Highway construction techniques
  5. Basic introduction to highway structures (culverts, bridges, tunnels, interchanges, toll gates, ramps, viaducts, etc.)
  6. Highway evaluation and maintenance
  7. Introduction to computer applications in highway engineering (e.g. HDM 4)
  8. Highway design exercise
Recommended Texts
  1. Huang, YH 2003, Pavement Analysis and Design, 2nd edn, Prentice Hall.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 22
Tutorials 02
Design 12
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Design Exercise 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering