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AR20238: Transportation infrastructure engineering

[Page last updated: 13 August 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide an introductory knowledge to the planning and design of aspects of transportation infrastructure.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the techniques used in the design and planning of transportation infrastructure, and knowledge of its relationship to the social, political and environmental context in which it is carried out.

Ability to design and assess aspects of transportation infrastructure.

Introduction to transportation infrastructure, organisation of highway authorities in the UK, highway geometric design, pavement design, port and airfield pavement design, railway engineering. Note: Bridge engineering, transport planning and coastal (port) engineering are included in other specialist units.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR20238 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)