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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
TRAN5072M Principles of Transport Engineering
15 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Chandra Balijepalli
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsHonours degree (or equivalent) in a numerate discipline
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module presents an overview and the foundations of transport engineering. Semester 2 modules TRAN5241M (Road Geometry & Infrastructure), TRAN5210M (Traffic Management), TRAN5761M (Safety of Road Transport) and TRAN5946M (Deterioration & Maintenance of Pavements) build on this module further providing opportunities to specialise in particular areas.
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, exposure to railway track construction and 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. Principles of railway track design. Environmental impacts (inc pollution, severance and noise). Design of public transport infrastructure.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||25.00|
|Private study hours||103.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|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 assessing alternative routes/designing
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThrough performance in coursework and their associated workshops.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||33.30|
EX1 x 2 hour
|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 anniversary of exam.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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