Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Transport Engineering 3: Urban Streets and Highways ENG3086

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course aims to give students their first taste of the complex issues in transport engineering by:

■ Introducing students to the complex interactions of people on the street scape and how poor design increases conflict and leads to people being excluded from the urban environment (particularly those with disabilities).

■ Showing how improvement to current engineering practice can significantly enhance sustainability of transport construction processes and the subsequent ways people use that infrastructure.

Timetable

Typically, 1 hour lecture a week with 2 hours of active workshop sessions.

 

The 1 hour lecture will be used to set out the assessments, course information, and key design and analysis principles including short exercises.

The 2 hour workshop will be used for the students to actively conduct exercises which build up their knowledge and skills, workshops will then lead to design or analysis challenges using the knowledge and skills learned.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

30% Street design project, ILOs 1-3. A piece of work the student will build up over the semester as they learn new skills and knowledge each week. Formative peer review workshop session at the half way point.

 

10% Practical Skills Assessment: Pavement Design and Earthworks, ILOs 6, 7. Assessment coursework to assess how well the students have learned the practical methods developed in the pavement design and earthworks section of the course

 

60% Exam ILOs, 1-9. Exam to test the knowledge of students relating to all ILOs in the course and to test their ability to follow the prescriptive design processes developed in the course.

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification.  For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt.  This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students.  Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade.  Any such exceptions for this course are described below.

 

There will be no opportunity for reassessment in the assessment component on practical skills from the curve ranging exercise.  Reassessment will be possible in the other two components.

Course Aims

This course aims to give students their first taste of the complex issues in transport engineering by:

■ Introducing students to the complex interactions of people on the street scape and how poor design increases conflict and leads to people being excluded from the urban environment (particularly those with disabilities).

■ Showing how improvement to current engineering practice can significantly enhance sustainability of transport construction processes and the subsequent ways people use that infrastructure.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ appropriately apply guidance from Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Designing Streets or related local and national guidance;

■ describe the principles of designing for inclusive active travel;

■ create principles-based designs to re-allocated space for walking, cycling and wheeling in urban streets;

■ describe the properties of materials used in pavements and the tests used to measure these properties;

■ apply calculations on the geometric design of highways;

■ design flexible and rigid pavements using up-to-date methodology;

■ design the compaction scheme for an earthwork using up-to-date methodology;

■ describe the methods used to assess the condition of an existing pavement;

■ construct a simple earthworks balance exercise and describe cost/environmental implications.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend at least 90% of the timetabled tutorials and practical classes and should attend 75% of the lectures of the course.

 

Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.