Module I (15 hours)
Geometric design of railways: introduction – typical cross – section – various gauges – coning of wheels and tilting of rails – functions and requirements of component parts of a railway track – creep of rails – geometrical design of railway track – horizontal curves – radius – superelevation – cant deficiency – transition curves – safe speed on curves – different types of gradients – grade compensation – worked out problems Railway operation and control: points and crossings and their design – track junctions and simple track layouts – details of different types of stations and yards – signaling and interlocking – control of train movements – absolute block system – automatic block system and CTC system
Module II (14 hours)
Railway construction and maintenance: construction of railway track-earthwork – plate laying and packing – maintenance of track-alignment – gauge – renewal of component parts and drainage – modern methods of track maintenance Tunneling: tunnel alignment and grade – size and shape of a tunnel – methods of tunneling in hard rocks – full face method – heading and bench method – drift method – different methods of tunneling in soft soils including compressed air and shield tunneling – shafts in tunnels – ventilation of tunnel and various methods – lining of tunnels – drainage and lighting of tunnels- Micro Tunneling – Trenchless technology.
Module III (11 hours) 
Principles of transportation economics: classification of transportation technology – inter-modal coordination – salient features of first, second and third road development plans in India – worked out problems – planning surveys and master plan preparation Transport economics: principles of economic evaluation – road user costs – vehicle operation costs-fixed and variable – road user benefits – methods of economic evaluation – annual cost – rate of return and benefit-cost ratio methods – worked out problems
Module 1V (12 hours)
Docks and harbours: classification of harbours – effect of tides, waves and wind in the location and design of harbour – component parts of harbours – site selection – principles of design – construction and maintenance of wet and dry docks – breakwaters – brief study of harbour appurtenances such as lock and lock gates – quays – jetties – landing piers – fenders – dolphins – slip ways – aprons – transit sheds – ware houses – navigational aids such as lighthouse – buoys – beacons – study of some important Indian harbours.

Text Books
1. S. C. Rangwala, Railway Engineering, Charter Publishing House.
2. Saxena, Arora, Railway Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & Sons.
3. R. Srinivasan, Harbour, Dock & Tunnel Engineering, Charter Publishing House.
4. S. P. Bindra, A course in Docks and Harbour Engineering, Dhanpat Rai & sons.
5. Khanna S. K. & Justo C. E. G, Highway Engineering, Nem Chand Publishing House, Roorkee.
Reference Books
1. Anita K.F., Railway Track, New Book Company Pvt. Ltd.1960
2. Agarwal M.M., Railway Engineering, Prabha and Co.
3. Quinn A.D., Design & Construction of Ports & Marine Structures, McGraw Hill