Aspects of Highway Highway Planning and Management..

1.1. Highway Planning and Traffic Survey. Location and physical surveys and general highway network: vehicle and over characteristics; speed studies, delay studies, origin and destination studies and traffic composition studies.

         Study of Nigerian highway design policies, standard and specifications. Comparison with International Standards.

        Highway Economy

3.1. Methods of economic analysis of highway project (Benefit-Cost Ratio; Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return, etc)

3.2. Annuities; Present and Future Worth; Amortization; Capital Recovery Factor, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.

3.3. Sourcing of Fund for cost intensive highway projects.

3.4. Financial sponsorship; loan; grants; aids or assistance from multi-national financial institutions (ADB; World Bank; EU; NEPAD).


4.0. Design of Rigid Pavement

4.1. Pavement Structure and design ofhighway and airport pavements by such methods as: (a) Westergaard Equations; (b) corps for engineers method; (c) Asphalt Institute method for flexible highway pavements; (d) Portland Cement Association method for rigid airport standards.

4.2. Standard CBR method extended to airport pavement design,.

5.0. Traffic Management: Accident studies, traffic control devices – traffic signals, markings and operation arrangements of traffic signals, design of traffic signals.

6.0. Causeway and Low Cost Bridges. .


7.0. Aspects of Railway Engineering.

8.0. Water Transportation Engineering.

9.0. Aspects of Airfields.

            Needed laboratory tests are expected to be covered by the requirements stipulated in the courses of Civil Engineering materials and soil mechanics. Laboratory experiment. (Covered in ELA 501).


Level of Study: 500 Level