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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE1M38
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: THORNE AM Mr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


2 hrs examination




Coursework – three assignments








Qualifying Condition(s) 


An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the module.


Module Overview
Module Aims

To provide a holistic understanding of highway management principles, including:


  • Legal, institutional and operational basis


  • Latest approach to asset management


  • Client and stakeholder perspective


  • Impact of risk
  • Programming, including whole life costing
Learning Outcomes

Stu dents should have a good broad understanding of highway management including:


  • the drivers for highway management and the methodologies employed to deliver highway maintenance


  • highway asset management, including being able to produce outline highway asset management plans (HAMP)


  • the principles of whole life costing and how they are applied


  • how public expectations impact on highway service and the funding thereof


  • public consultation, including being able to draft an outline consultation exercise


  • how risk impacts on highway management, including levels of risk and impact on reliability


  • corporate governance and insurances


  • how to programme to minimise impact on road users and other stakeholders


  • programming of works, including being able to produce an outline highway programme
  • effective communication with stakeholders
Module Content
  • Principles of asset management and maintenance


  • Asset valuation and management - including alternative maintenance strategies and sustainability issues


  • Stakeholder involvement


  • Risk - interfaces and incident management
  • Programming and planning of maintenance
Methods of Teaching/Learning

15-20 hrs lectures, 10-15 hrs workshop exercises, 60 hrs assignments, 60 hrs independent learning and examination


Total student learning time 150 hours
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
06 February 2009