Courses Catalogue

Traffic Engineering And Management

COURSE CODE: CIV3204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The traffic and transportation engineering course trains students to plan and conduct traffic management designs of different elements of streets, highways and abutting lands and the traffic operations thereon. The major control parameters in their planning and design include safety, convenience (comfort) and economic operation of freight and passengers.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

This unit exposes the student to the fundamentals of the three components to the traffic system: the vehicle, the driver and the road environment. The emphasis is on the application of theory to practice in solving traffic related problems. The unit covers the road traffic system, traffic networks, traffic design elements, intersection design and control and advanced analytic techniques

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Assess and understand traffic characteristics on roads and other facilities.

·        Learn how to conduct traffic studies and analyses.

·        Acquire knowledge required for transportation planning

·        Learn about signalised intersections

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Plan traffic operation controls and regulations.

·        Design traffic handling facilities.

·        Undertake administration and management of traffic.