Project Description

What is Highway Engineering

Civil EngineeringHighway Engineering is a specialised field within the discipline of Transportation Engineering. Highways are a major feature of any industrialised country and modern economies depend on them. Highway Engineering considers all aspects related to the design of the roads themselves, as well as how pedestrians are managed.

Highway Engineers study the traffic volumes and patterns to determine the best strategies to minimise traffic, prevent collisions and also limit damage to the road structures caused by the passage of vehicles. Highway Engineers also design highway systems with the aim of optimising traffic flow and safety for all vehicles that travel through them.

Interestingly, there has been a rapid rise of integrated electronic and automated systems in recent years, and Highway Engineering has expanded to include a new area of focus for this discipline on the implementation and use of intelligent transport systems that will eventually revolutionise the way humans travel day to day.