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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE3081 Transport Planning and Modelling 2

10 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Judith Wang

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

CIVE2080 Transport Planning and Modelling 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module provides students with understanding of transport modelling, covering the main underlying principles of network models and traffic flow; introduces principles in transport economics and the application of traffic assignment in congestion pricing.


The module aims to:

1 provide students with an understanding of transport modelling techniques;
2 provide students with knowledge of transport network models and their application in traffic assignment;
3 provide students with an introduction to transport economics and the application of traffic assignment in congestion pricing;
4 provide students with understanding of traffic flow fundamentals and their application in traffic engineering.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will:

1. Understand the key principles of traffic assignment and its application in road network analysis and congestion pricing;
2. Understand the key principles of traffic flow and simulation models and their application in traffic engineering.


1. Introduction to transportation systems and modelling
2. Network analysis models: Wardrop equilibrium models and traffic assignment
3. Introduction to transport economics and congestion pricing
4. Traffic flow and simulation models: Macroscopic models of traffic flow, queuing theory and traffic simulation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)15.00

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, in-class test performances and the coursework process. Students will be fully supported during the process of completing their coursework via a variety of channels including physical discussions as well as virtual environment (e.g. VLE forums, emails 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. Feedback on in-class test performances will also be provided to students.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentTraffic Assignment, Transport Economics25.00
Problem SheetTraffic Flow and Simulation Models10.00
Problem SheetTraffic Assignment, Transport Economics15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Resit: 100% online time-limited assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment5 hr 50.00
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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