Module Title:Highway Engineering and Surveying
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Private study Blackboard
Module Aim: The aims of the module are: (1) to produce graduates capable of working with minimal supervision in a modern road construction environment; (2) to provide graduates to the workplace capable of participating in the pavement design process, using the most up to date methods and procedures; (3) to provide graduates with sufficient knowledge and skills to continue to degree level in the highways and civil engineering areas
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain basic highway elements including link roads, roundabouts and junctions to meet current Irish standards.
LO2 Design drainage systems and drainage elements used in road projects.
LO3 Calculate information necessary to set out vertical and horizontal curves using traditional setting out and coordinate methods.
LO4 Carry out detail surveys and manipulate survey data in software packages
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Road Alignment
(a) Horizontal and vertical allignment- design methods (b) Introduction to Roundabout design
Road Drainage
(a) Types of drainage systems (b) Design of surface systems (c) Disposal of drained water
Road Curves
(a) Setting out of vertical curves (b) Setting out horizontal curves
(a) Global Positioning Systems, (b) Geographic Information Systems
Materials In Pavement Design
(a) Pavement Design & Construction (Foundations, Pavement Construction Methods) (b) Surfacing & Surfacing Materials (Bituminous Surfacing Materials & Techniques)
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory