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Unit Code: 601

Road Pavement Design

This unit provides advanced knowledge for professional work with the design of road pavements and as a pathway to further learning. It will impart cognitive skills to think critically about materials employed and the methods used to design pavement structures. The unit will also provide specialised technical and creative skills relevant to current and future professional practice. It will further develop the basic skills and knowledge imparted in the core unit Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements.

Unit Specifications

Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9), 
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 

Unit Name Road Pavement Design
Unit Code 601
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements 
  • 613: Road Construction & Drainage Principles
Co requisites  
Unit Chair Iain McLean
Unit Topics

Topic 1: Historical Development of Pavement Design Systems
Topic 2: Pavement Type Selection, Construction & Maintenance Considerations
Topic 3: Environment
Topic 4: Subgrade
Topic 5: Pavement Materials – Overview and Unbound Granular Material
Topic 6: Pavement Materials - Cemented Materials
Topic 7: Pavement Materials - Asphalt
Topic 8: Pavement Materials - Concrete
Topic 9: Design Traffic
Topic 10: Flexible Pavement Design
Topic 11: Rigid Pavement Design
Topic 12: Economic Comparison, Implementation and Monitoring of Designs