Highway Engineering

MG5012

This online highway engineering course will introduce the fundamentals of road materials, road construction practices, principles of drainage design, and basic geometrical alignment of a road.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 15 Feb 2023
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Outline and describe road infrastructure administration agencies and principles of route location.
  • Evaluate the properties and testing of road earthworks, pavement and wearing surface materials, discuss road construction practice and pavement distress.
  • Evaluate the components, functions and design of surface and sub-surface drainage for roads.
  • Describe basic horizontal and vertical alignment of a road.

Assessment:

  • 50% internally assessed
  • 50% examination. 

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times go to our exam page:

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $780 NZ Domestic
    $1,987 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 3, 15 Feb 2023
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us