Road Engineering

CVE20005 12.5 Credit Points Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 26 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of the objectives, principles and processes of road geometric design, pavement design, construction and testing of relevant materials’ properties.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify objectives and principles of road geometric design and how to address them through proper selection of design inputs. (K1, S1, S2)
2. Apply current guidelines in the design of road geometric elements using hand calculations and relevant software. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
3. Appreciate and apply the principles of sustainable road design and construction practices. (K3, S1)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how traffic loading, moisture and material properties affect pavement performance and how they are considered in pavement design. (K3)
5. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K2, S1, A7)
6. Generate high quality reports as part of a team. (A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.