ENGR 2017 Pavement Materials and Design (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700239

Coordinator Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Description This subject will provide students with the basic knowledge and concepts on pavement materials and design. It will cover the common materials used in pavement construction such as aggregates, cement, asphalt and concrete. It will also cover the pavement design system, pavement construction, design of flexible pavements, design of rigid pavements and pavement maintenance.Offerings of alternate subjects are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate subject.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Other Engineering And Related Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ENGR 1009

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 2016 - Pavement Materials and Design


Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the properties and manufacture of pavement materials
  2. Design asphalt mix and concrete mix
  3. Evaluate and select the pavement materials for specific pavement construction
  4. Explain the pavement design system
  5. Apply the basic principles to the structural; design and construction of flexible and rigid pavements
  6. Conduct pavement evaluation and describe the pavement maintenance practices

Subject Content

1. Pavement materials and their selection
2. Granular materials: role and function, behaviour, production, properties and tests for quality
3. Asphalt: mix types, materials selection, mix design, manufacture and paving
4. Cement: composition, hydration and properties
5. Concrete: materials selection, mix design and steel reinforcement materials
6. Pavement design system
7. Design of flexible pavements
8. Design of rigid pavements
9. Pavement construction
10. Maintenance of pavement


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical 4 hours 20 N Group/Individual
Intra-session Exam 1 hour 20 N Individual
Quiz ~0.5hr each 15 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Quarter 2 (2024)

Nirimba Education Precinct


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