Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102006100HIGHWAY ENGINEERING - ICompulsory364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give information about the design of highway projects, the capacity of urban and non-urban roads, the design principles of road geometric elements and the place of transportation planning stages in civil engineering.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1Identify the human, vehicle and road characteristics of transportation
2Identify the human, vehicle and road characteristics of transportation
3To express the importance of transportation systems in terms of civil engineering
4To express the importance of transportation systems in terms of civil engineering
5To define the design principles of highway project
6To define the design principles of highway project
7Compiling information on human and vehicle characteristics and their relevance to transportation.
8Compiling information on human and vehicle characteristics and their relevance to transportation.
9Classify the capacity and service level of roads
10Classify the capacity and service level of roads
11To explain the design principles of road geometric elements with examples
12To explain the design principles of road geometric elements with examples
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
History. Introduction of highway elements. Characteristics of road users. Vehicle movements and general characteristics of road traffic. Capacity of roads. Selection of road geometric standards. Survey of the route. Plan and horizontal curves. Long section and vertical curves. Road Project.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, history of highways, types of transportation
2General definitions of road transport
3Resistance to movement, pulling force, sight lengths, tracking range
4Capacity and service level, peak time factor
5Capacity of multi-lane roads
6Route survey, drawing the zero polygon
7midterm exam
8Types and characteristics of Curves
9elevation, transition curves
10Preparation of cross section, red line
11Vertical curves
12Soil work, soil properties, filling up
13Soil work, soil properties, filling up
14The harmful effects of water on the road, drainage and its types
Recommended or Required Reading
 Karayolu Mühendisliği, Nadir Yayla, Birsen Yayınevi, 2009.  Sütaş. İ., Öztaş. G., "Karayolu İnşaatında Uygulama ve Projelendirme" Matbaa Teknisyenleri Basımevi, İstanbul, 1986  Transportation Eng. Plan & Desing. P.H Wright- N,J,Ashfird  Highway Eng. C. H. Oglesby., -R.G. Hicks  Yol inşaatı F. Umar, N Yayla
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14456
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)105
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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