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Unit Code: 613

Fundamentals of Road Construction

This unit provides students with the underpinning knowledge for road and street construction and as a pathway to further Units in the Program. It will impart cognitive skills to think critically about the differences between streets and roads, the application of GIS and total station control and the selection of materials and the methods used to construct a range of road facilities. The unit will enable the development of technical and creative skills relevant to current and future professional practice in road and street construction. It will introduce the practical and theoretical knowledge of the practices, procedures and equipment necessary for road and street construction.

Unit Specifications
Programs Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9),
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Fundamentals of Road Construction
Unit Code 613
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online


Co requisites
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements¬†
Unit Chair Peter Todd
Unit Topics

The topics for this Unit are currently under construction.

Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: Surveying for Roads
Topic 3: Overview of Project Control
Topic 4: Stabilisation_modification_geosynthetics
Topic 5: The Road Formation and Subgrade
Topic 6: TBC
Topic 7: Designing for Water and Moisture Ingress and Drainage
Topic 8: TBC
Topic 9: Site Management
Topic 10: TBC
Topic 11: TBC
Topic 12: Future Directions

Unit History

This unit was formerly titled: Road Construction and Drainage Principles