2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
TRAN5072M Principles of Transport Engineering
15 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Chandra Balijepalli
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsHonours degree (or equivalent) in a numerate discipline
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe module aims to familiarise students with the engineering aspects of the design of transport infrastructure.
On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:
- understanding of the principles of engineering design as they apply to transport systems;
- familiarity with the engineering design requirements associated with road construction and with public transport infrastructure;
- appreciation of the environmental impacts of transport systems.
Highway design standards. Highway capacity. Principles of junction design. Principles of route location. Principles of horizontal and vertical alignment. Engineering aspects of road safety (inc signing & lighting). Principles of pavement design. Environmental impacts (inc pollution, severance and noise). Design of public transport infrastructure.
MSc(Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering only: Earthwork quantities.
MSc Transport Planning & the Environment only: Vehicle emissions modelling.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||25.00|
|Private study hours||105.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe students will be expected to read a number of key texts and papers to underpin their knowledge.
The course assessment will involve a coursework.
For students taking MSc(Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering, this will be an assessment of route locations.
For students taking MSc Transport Planning and the Environment, this will be based on modelling the vehicle emission impacts of a town bypass.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThrough performance in coursework and their associated workshops.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Project||2,000 report with drawings||33.30|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||33.30|
Separate courseworks for the two programmes.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||66.70|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||66.70|
Re sit offered on anniversairy of exam. Same exam for both programmes.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 24/06/2019
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