Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Carry out geometric road design

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to design and calculate the geometry of both rural and urban roads using relevant Australian road design standards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDC040B – Perform measurements and layout tasks on construction sites.
EDC050B – Prepare drawings required in the construction of rural roads.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAC050B Carry out geometric road design


1. Design and calculate the horizontal alignment of a roadway centreline.

2. Design and calculate the vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

3. Design and calculate the combined horizontal and vertical alignment of a roadway centreline.

4. Design an intersection at grade for a given design vehicle.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction