First cycle
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Second cycle
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Single cycle
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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7080617, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0505, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI GIACOMELLO 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/04 Road, Railway and Airport Construction 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 GIACOMELLO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
PASETTO MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Nil.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving the student the necessary knowledge in order to operate at private societies, contractors and authorities, engaged in planning, design, construction and management of road, railway and airport infrastructures, also providing the proper skills for dealing with safety, cost-effectiveness and environmental problems. To this purpose, the course includes lectures, practical works, seminars and visits of sites.
Examination methods: Oral examination (after design exercises).
Assessment criteria: In order to successfully pass the examination, the student has to demonstrate the full knowledge of concepts explained during the course.
The mastery of (general and specific) skills will be positively evaluated taking into account the elaboration capacity of personal knowledge.
The maximum rating is achieved by exhibiting a thorough understanding of the course content and brilliance in the oral presentation.
Course unit contents: Roads: Technical-functional and administrative classification. Traffic Parameters and vehicles. Fundamentals of locomotion mechanics. Platform composition. Road geometry and layout. Road design and construction standards. Pavements, embankments, cuttings, soil works: materials, construction techniques. Pavements: composition and design.
Railways: Classification of railway lines and traffic. Railway platform. Geometry and layout.
Airports: Classification. Terminal, maintenance and operational areas. Infrastructures, pavements and equipments.

During the course, practical works, lectures, seminars will be organized.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lecturing, using blackboard, overhead projector and video projector; seminars, exercises and didactic tours.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes from the website:
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • F.A. Santagata, M. Pasetto, E. Pasquini et al.,, Strade - Teoria e tecnica delle costruzioni stradali. Milano- Torino: Pearson,, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Giacomello, M. Pasetto,, Dispense dalle lezioni. Padova: --, 2020. Il materiale รจ reso disponibile con password nel sito
  • A. Tocchetti,, Infrastrutture ferroviarie.. Roma: Aracne, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Ferrari, F. Giannini,, Ingegneria stradale: corpo stradale e pavimentazioni. Milano: ISEDI, 2007. Vol. 1 e 2 Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Tocchetti,, Infrastrutture aeroportuali. Roma: Aracne, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production