Highway Engineering (2150601)   Old Code : 150601

5
Credit
3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Nil
Rationale
For the overall development of any country, road transportation plays an important role. Efficient road network is necessary for safe, economic and timely conveyance of passengers and freight. The study of this subject enables to impart knowledge to the civil engineering students about highway planning; it’s geometric and structural design, methods of construction, quality control, traffic parameters, traffic control, accident causes and remedies, maintenance and economy.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
(1) Know about highway planning and its classification
(2) Carryout geometric design of highway
(3) Carryout laboratory tests on aggregates and bituminous materials
(4) Carryout preliminary design of flexible and rigid pavement
(5) Know about pavement failures, its maintenance, importance of drainage, hill roads and their challenges
(6) Carryout survey of classified traffic volume count and spot speed study on highway
(7) Know about importance and working of different traffic control devices.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos,animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.