Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements

This unit outlines the fundamental underpinning theories of road pavement materials, quality assurance, structural design, surfacing, asset management and pavement renewal. Students build on AQF Level 7/8 qualifications to acquire the overarching skills and knowledge essential for subsequent specialisation within pavement technology. Students will develop the ability to critical evaluate the importance of an efficient road system to the economic well-being of a country and appraise the key elements that determine the design and life of road pavements.

Unit Specifications
Programs Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9), Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements 
Unit Code CPE600
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
Prerequisites Nil
Co requisites Road Construction and Drainage Principles
Unit Chair David Hazell
Unit Topics

Topic 1 - The Australian National Road Network
Topic 2 - Soil Mechanics and Road Pavements
Topic 3 - Quality Control and Assurance in Road Construction
Topic 4 - Pavement Types and Structures
Topic 5 - Unbound Granular Pavement Materials
Topic 6 - Stabilised Pavement Materials
Topic 7 - Bitumen Based Materials
Topic 8 - Introduction to Pavement Design
Topic 9 - Introduction to Pavement Maintenance and Renewal
Topic 10 - Introduction to Road Asset Management
Topic 11 - Introduction to Project and Contract Management

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