HWT643 - Road Design and Operation for Vulnerable Users

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Subject Title
Road Design and Operation for Vulnerable Users

Subject Description
This course will equip students with knowledge and practices within advanced highway geometric design, road safety and traffic engineering. Topics include evaluation of sight distance, horizontal and vertical alignments, design consistency, intersections, bicycle and pedestrian integrated design and road safety analysis, statistical models and specialized highway safety equations and models. Vehicle performance, driver ability and safety performance measure are considered. The use of highway safety analysis software will serve as a core function of this course. Students will estimate highway design's expected safety and operational performace as a major term project.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Design a data collection plan and collect field data to measure safety performance
2. Apply technical mathematics to assess the safety performance of a highway facility.
3.Use specialized traffic capacity analysis software to conduct preliminary assessment of potentially aggressive driving behaviour at signalized intersections.
4.Use specialized highway safety analysis software to assist with the assessment of safety performance on a highway facility.
5.Complete an in-service road safety review of a rural highway section.
6.Recommend design changes to improve safety performance of a highway design

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.