Courses Catalogue

Transportation Systems Analysis

COURSE CODE: CIV7111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers transportation systems analysis, stressing demand and economic aspects. It also covers the key principles governing transportation planning, investment, operations and maintenance.  It introduces the microeconomic concepts central to transportation systems. Topics covered include economic theories of the firm, the consumer, and the market, demand models, discrete choice analysis, cost models and production functions, and pricing theory. Application to transportation systems include congestion pricing, technological change, resource allocation, market structure and regulation, revenue forecasting, public and private transportation finance, and project evaluation; covering urban passenger transportation, freight, aviation and intelligent transportation systems.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

To integrate basic concepts and tools of systems analysis, including those of microeconomics, optimization, project evaluation, and decision making, into transportation planning and management

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Discuss on the awareness of and generate discussion on major transportation related issues and problems in the United States and abroad as they pertain to the planning and evaluation of transportation facilities and services.

·        Define and analyze transportation problems with the aid of systems analytic theories and models.

·        Describe systems analytic techniques with the use of engineering, operations research, economics, and urban planning principles, concepts, and methods to formulation and evaluate alternative transportation investments designed to address selected problems.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Describe the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses.

·        Use the various modes to apply the theoretical and analytical concepts presented in the lectures and readings.