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CIVE2081 Transport Planning and Modelling 1

10 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Judith Wang

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to cover fundamental concepts of transport planning and expose the students to formulate a transport strategy to meet the transport policy objectives. It also provides an introduction to the fundamentals of transport models and traffic engineering.


This module aims to:

- provide students with knowledge of the transport planning process, objectives of transport policy, and policy instruments to help achieve policy objectives

-provide students with exposure to recent transport case studies in the literature

-provide students with fundamentals in traffic flow theory and strategic transport planning models

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. understand the objectives of transport policy, the range of potential solutions to transport problems and their potential;

2. appreciate the ways in which data can be obtained to measure and predict transport problems;

3. be able to identify the ways in which road system performance gives rise to congestion, environmental intrusion and accidents;

4. be familiar with transport modelling and traffic engineering tools that can be applied to analyse the effectiveness of different policy instruments


- Policy objectives and problems;
- Possible solutions;
- Recent case studies published in the literature;
- Transport strategy formulation;
- The role of the traffic engineer/transport planner;
- Measuring current conditions;
- Transport modelling;
- Traffic engineering.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours70.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Sufficient effort is expected for further reading after each lecture, as well as for seeking relevant literature and collating evidence across
a range of sources for completing the coursework. Support to private study will be offered by face-to-face discussions, as well as by
VLE forums.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' learning progress will be monitored by in-class responses and the coursework process. Students will be fully supported during the process of completing their coursework via a variety of channels including physical discussions (e.g. Question & Answer sessions, tutorials, etc.) as well as virtual environment (e.g. VLE forums, etc). Feedback on coursework performance will be provided assisting the students to understand weakness in the submitted work and suggesting ways that work can be improved.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTransport Modelling and Traffic Engineering15.00
Computer ExerciseLabs and Report: Project Report - PLUTO35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Resit: 100% online time-limited assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment5 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/10/2022 14:44:31


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