Unit description

Introduces the concepts of traffic engineering and explains the fundamental principles of traffic flow theory and analysis. Explains methods for forecasting travel demand and the concepts involved in traffic capacity analysis for various types of roads and intersections. An understanding of road safety is also developed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Traffic Engineering 
Topic 2: Road Safety Audits 
Topic 3: Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow 
Topic 4: Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting
Topic 5: Introduction to Intersection Control 
Topic 6: Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Topic 7: Signalised Intersections  and Signal Coordination

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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