Highway Engineering: Introduction to Transportation Systems and Study of System Characteristics; Salient features of first, second, third and fourth road development plans in India - planning surveys and master plan preparations. Classification of Roads; Highway Planning; Geometrical Design – Road Cross Sections, Sight Distance and Applications, Super elevation, Horizontal and Vertical Alignment.
Pavement Materials, Design, Construction & Maintenance: Pavement Materials – Aggregate and Bitumen Characteristics and Testing, Bituminous Mix Design - Marshall Mix Design; Pavement Design – Design Elements and Loads. Design of flexible and rigid pavements – CBR method and guidelines of IRC method. Pavement Construction and maintenance– related equipment.
Traffic engineering and control: Introduction - Road user, vehicle and traffic characteristics - Speed and volume studies - Principles of design of at-grade intersections - Simple layouts - Objectives, classification and uses of traffic signs and road markings.Classification of transport technologies-intermodal co-ordination - ITS and automated highways.