Highway Engineering and Development Master Program

A. Body of Knowledge

In early 1970s, the Directorate General of Highways has the task to develop the road network in Indonesia, received various international aid, such as the World Bank and other donor countries. At that time many experts in the field of Road Engineering, both for the work of study, design, development, and field supervision coming from outside Indonesia. The reason is national power considered less skilled, less experienced, and less numerous. Having evaluated it turns out that education in the Department of Civil Engineering ITB, but also more generally in Indonesia, less steeped in the field of Road Engineering. This is because at that time in Indonesia rarely be developed road network projects on a large scale, and in higher education is not prepare for it. The Directorate General of Highways at the time of determining the policies that need to be experts of Engineering road is quite large, and it needs to continue far into the future. It was also supported by the commitment of international agencies in the development of the road network in Indonesia for a long period. As for the short and medium term solution of the shortage of experts, it was decided to convene a non-degree graduate education in the field of Road Engineering.

Scope science/expertise relevant to the systems engineering Master Program highways are:

  1. Engineering road (highway engineering)
  2. Traffic engineering and safety (traffic engineering and safety)
  3. Network management road (road network management)

Analytical tools are provided as well as a linear continuation of Civil Engineering degree program, according to the above fields of science coverage associated with many aspects, so that requires the interaction of various disciplines, such as among others:

  1. Material sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Information system and management sciences
  4. Safety
  5. Environmental sciences
  6. Social sciences
  7. Economic, business and finance
  8. Computer programming

In the field of related professions, are also highly demanded high professional ethics, the use of computer programs in design and high-tech tools for the construction and monitoring / surveying roads.

B. ChallengesNowadays, Indonesia still needs improvement in terms of quantity and quality in the field of transportation. There are still many challenges to be solved, both from the aspect of planning, design, implementation (construction), maintenance, or the nature of such evaluative aspects of traffic safety, environmental and social impact, economic and financial. This is because at the moment and possibly up to 10 years into the future, the performance of the road transport system still need improvement, especially in terms of human resource managers (government), planners, designers and implementers (public and private).

C. Accreditation or Curriculum Standards Reference

Reference accrediting agency/organization of international professionalism is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)/American Society for Civil Engineers. While benchmark national accrediting body is BAN PT with the National Association of professions organization Expert Developer Road (HPJI).

D. Advices from Stakeholders

Highway Engineering and Development Master Program was established since 1982 cooperation with the General of Highway of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia (DGH) and ITB that funded by the World Bank. Therefore curriculum developed by real needs of stakeholders. Currently in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works re-established through the Education and Training PU with shipping activities of students work. Within the framework of cooperation has been and ongoing study and review of the curriculum Highway Engineering and Development Master Program through discussion forums and workshops were also solicit ideas from alumni and associates of roads in Indonesia. Some advices such stakeholders include are:

  1. Required knowledge and expertise to bridge, especially the short bridges (less than 60 meters long), especially concerning the maintenance aspects.
  2. Necessary knowledge and expertise in terms of road funding, including public-private partnership.
  3. Issues that are appear today including on road traffic safety and environmental impact associated with sustainable development and climate change mitigation-adaptation.
  4. Understanding of the concept and application of the design and implementation of computer-based and that information must be provided to students Highway Engineering and Development Master Program, considering it has become common in the professional competence concerning the field of road engineering.

E. Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

  • Educational Objectives

 The study program has three objectives, namely:

  1. Have the ability to develop and update knowledge related to the planning, construction and maintenance of road infrastructure, by mastering and understanding, approach, method, scientific principles along with implementation skills.
  2. Having the ability to solve problems in the field of expertise related to road infrastructure through research and development activities based on scientific principles.
  3. Have the ability to develop their professional performance as indicated by the sharpness of problem analysis, sufficiently reviews, cohesion troubleshooting or similar profession.
  • Student Outcomes

 The study program expected to produce graduates who have the following achievements:

  1. The knowledge, understanding and application in road engineering, which involves structures and materials soil association and pavement, also geometric road.
  2. The knowledge, understanding and application in terms of traffic engineering, prediction needs movement in the future as well as matters related to safety and environmental issues.
  3. Knowledge, understanding and application in the aspect of economy, business and finance and management road and bridge standards.
  4. In accordance choice, highway engineering and development master program graduates could have the competence to the ability to analyze and synthesize even evaluate one of the aspects of road engineering, traffic engineering and road network management.

F. Curriculum Structure

Compulsory Courses

Number Codes Courses Credits
1. SJ 5098 Research Methodology 3
2. SJ 5099 Engineering Analysis 3
3. SJ 5112 Pavement Engineering 3
4. SJ 5113 Geometric Design 3
5. SJ 5114 Roadway Construction and Maintenance 3
6. SJ 6099 Thesis 6
7. SJ 6101 Group Field Project 3
Number Elective Courses Credits
1. Study Program 12
2. Other Study Program 0
3. Elective Free 0
Total Credits = 36 Credits

Elective Courses

Number Codes Courses Credits
1. SJ 5211 Characteristics of Roadway Construction Material 2
2. SJ 5212 Geo technics for Highways 2
3. SJ 5213 Project Management for Road and Bridge 2
4. SJ 5214 Highway Economic 2
5. SJ 5215 Road Project Financing 2
6. SJ 5221 Modeling and Regional Development 2
7. SJ 5222 Traffic Control and Engineering 2
8. SJ 5231 Bridge System and Engineering 2
9. SJ 6011 Special Course on Highway Engineering 2
10. SJ 6111 Advance Pavement Engineering 2
11. SJ 6112 Road Maintenance Management System 2
12. SJ 6113 Toll Road System and Management 2
13. SJ 6121 Road Network Development Analysis 2
14. SJ 6122 Road Environment and Safety Engineering 2
15. SJ 6131 Bridge Maintenance Management System 2

G. Academic Staff

  • Ade Sjafruddin, Ph.D. (DTU, Denmark), Prof.
  • Agung Wiyono H.S, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Aine Kusumawati, Dr. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapura)
  • Amrinsyah Nasution, Ph.D. (University Minnesota, Amerika Serikat), Prof.
  • Bambang Sugeng S., Dr. (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Perancis), Prof.
  • Djunaedi Kosasih, Ph.D. (University Birmingham, Inggris)
  • Eri Susanto Hariyadi, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Harmein Rahman, Dr. (ITB, Indonesia)
  • Harun Al Rasyid, S.L, Ph.D. (University of Leeds, Inggris)
  • Idwan Santoso, Ph.D. (University Birmingham, Inggris)
  • Ofyar Z. Tamin, Dr. (University of London,Inggris), Prof.
  • Sony Sulaksono Wibowo, Dr. (Chulalangkorn University, Thailand)
  • Rudy Hermawan K., Ph.D. (University of Leeds, Inggris)
  • Russ Bona Frazila. Dr. (Hirosima University, Jepang)
  • Sri Hendarto, Dr. (Univeritas Padjadjaran, Indonesia)

H. Contact Address
Highway Engineering and Development Master Program
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone : +62 22 2534167
Fax. : +62 22 2534167
Email : office@trans.si.itb.ac.id