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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5210M Traffic Management

15 creditsClass Size: 59

Module manager: Angelica Salas Jones

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Traffic Management is the process of adjusting or adapting the use of an existing road system to meet specified objectives without resorting to substantial new road construction. The objectives of traffic management have evolved reflecting the changing nature of road systems as well as changing travel patterns in the past decades. This module will equip students with knowledge of how to select, design and implement a range of appropriate measures and techniques, as well as knowledge of practical experiences for enhancing the efficiency of road transport systems for all groups of road users. In addition to UK practice, a wide range of international evidence is included to broaden the scope of module delivery.


- To develop the key concepts of traffic management and relevant techniques
- To equip the students with ability to identify problems and develop solutions in the context of traffic management
- To develop the students’ technical skills in data processing and application of results

Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, the students will:
- Understand the key concepts and objectives of traffic management
- Understand how to identify issues in relation to traffic systems and road users
- Be able to formulate and develop appropriate solutions
- Understand the key issues in the implementation and evaluation of traffic management approaches

Skills outcomes

On completion of this module, the students will be equipped with the following skills:
- Reflective learning
- Team working
- Research methods
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis
- Report writing


-Objectives of traffic management
-Integrated urban traffic management
-Bus priority, including bus rapid transit (BRT)
-Road pricing systems
-Pedestrian and shared space measures
-Cycling facilities
-Rural traffic management
-Intelligent Transport Systems
-Speed management
-Parking management
-Motorway management
-Variable message signs

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The lectures are delivered in an interactive approach facilitating communication between the lecturers and students.

The workshops will make use of real-world data providing students with hands-on experience of problem solving and application of knowledge. Students will be working on cases in groups, supported by the lecturers during the workshops.

Students will be fully supported during the process of completing their coursework via a variety of channels including a 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.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectDesign Project/Scheme Assessment50.00
Assignment1 x 2,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The coursework will be based on a practical project involving analysis of previously-collected data and solution development by individual students.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:56:45


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