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Highway Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Highway Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: BIBA370
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
6VU (6 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBA370 (P110-0074) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2009 , semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 (P110-0074) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 3, mandatory course
BIBA370 (P110-0074) Civil and structural engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 112.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBA688 Traffic Engineering
BIBA690 Road and Highway Planning
BIBA791 Road Transport and Traffic

[updated 30.03.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Cypra
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schneider

[updated 11.12.2013]
Learning outcomes:
_ After successfully completing this module, students will have basic knowledge about designing roads. They will be able to calculate and define the position, height and cross-section of roads in detail.
_ With regard to road construction technology, students will be able to design road structures, apply necessary construction techniques in a targeted manner and incorporate safety requirements into their road construction sites.

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Module content:
_ Basic principles of vehicle dynamics
_ Planning processes and principles _ Alignment - vertical and horizontal _ Designing road cross sections
_ Cross slopes
_ Sight distance
_ Spatial alignment
_ Introduction to road construction technology, earthworks, building materials (especially asphalt)
_ Road surface design according to RStO
_ Asphalt road surface, base courses, wearing courses, concrete road construction
_ Road construction site safety

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Recommended or required reading:
_ Forschungsgesellschaft für das Straßen- und Verkehrswesen: Richtlinien und Merkblätter
_ Wolf, Bracher, Bösl: Straßenplanung
_ Hutschenreuther, Wörner: Asphalt im Straßenbau
_ Velske, Mentlein, Eymann: Straßenbau - Straßenbautechnik
_ Schneider, Bautabellen für Ingenieure, Werner Verlag   

[updated 28.09.2020]
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