HIGHWAY ENGINEERING (3350606)  

5
Credit
3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 0 + 30
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Rationale
Road transport is one of the most common modes of transport. Population of the country is increasing day by day. The need for travel to various places at faster speed has also increased. In this scenario standards of highway engineering are continuously being improved. Highway engineers must know the future traffic flows, design of highway intersections/interchanges, geometric alignment and design, highway pavement design and materials, structural design of pavement thickness, and pavement maintenance etc. At diploma level, students are expected to study about these aspects of highway engineering because they are supposed to design and construct different types of roads in villages, towns and also roads connecting different villages and towns.
Course Outcome
The theory should be taught and practical should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire required learning out comes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain to demonstrate following course outcomes.

i. Explain the importance of highway engineering
ii. Explain the geometrical aspects with respect to design and construction of roads
iii. Discuss traffic and its characteristics.
iv. Conduct various tests on the materials used in highway construction work.
v. Explain essential features and requirements of hill roads.
vi. Explain various aspects related to the construction and maintenance of highways.
vii. Explain ideal road alignment
viii. Demonstrate the basic Requirements of Curves
ix. Supervise construction of road pavements, drainage and materials