Courses Catalogue

Transportation Planning And Modelling

COURSE CODE: CIV7234
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers concepts and methods of transportation planning, including network modeling, travel demand forecasting, and systems evaluation of multi-modal transportation systems.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Explain why transport planning is a necessary aspect of governance.

·        Discriminate and interpret between different policy options and their implications.

·        Analyse the relationships between demand and supply in transport planning.

·        Describe the transport policy process and key issues determining policy options.

·        Describe the transport planning modelling process and options.

·        Examine and evaluate conventional and emerging modelling

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Describe recent trends in transport and the major drivers behind travel behaviour

·        Explain the transport planning process

·        Discuss on data requirements for transport planning

·        Explain the governance of transport and transport policy.

·        Discuss on current guidance on transport and land use planning,

·        Describe a wide range of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ transport planning measures available to transport planners

·        Explain on new transport planning modelling methods.

·        Describe the four stage modelling process of trip assignment.