20 credits at level HE4
This module provides students with skills in road safety evaluation and capacity analysis and design with reference to appropriate design standards and design tools. It covers traffic survey techniques and sets the subject in the context of current transport policies. The module then goes on to introduce the student to the fields of water and wastewater engineering. It covers the whole of the engineering water cycle from raw water sources to wastewater treatment and disposal.
Traffic Survey Techniques: Purposes of traffic engineering; Surveying of speed and volume of traffic; Methods for surveys; Analysis and presentation of survey data.
Traffic Safety: Legislative history and aggregated data comparisons; Accident investigation; Monitoring and evaluation; Safety Audit Processes.
Traffic Signal Control: Purposes, suitability and layout; Signal design; OSCADY; Urban traffic control techniques; Special users: buses, pedestrians and cycle traffic.
Link and junction design; General and grade separated junctions; Priority junction design; Roundabout design; ARCADY; Speed-flow theory and relationships; Traffic management and speed control techniques.
Transport policy; Environment; Ethics; Regulation of Transport.
Water resources: Hydrology; Water Quality & Treatment; Water distribution system; Pipeline design & Network analysis; Synergee computer analysis; Sewerage systems & sewer rehabilitation; Foul sewer design; Storm sewer design; Combined sewer overflows
Sustainability and environmental issues related to the Water Industry: Urban Pollution management & BMP’s
Pumping Stations & Pump selection; Infoworks computer analysis; Sewage treatment processes
Health and safety related to the Water Industry
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, workshops, site visits, use of case studies and computer lab sessions.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures seminars and workshops 36 hours
Site visits 12 hours
Laboratory Sessions 8 hours
Assessment and Preparation 44 hours
Directed Self Study 100 hours
Total 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand and evaluate the factors influencing road safety.||Describe and prioritise the factors influencing road safety|
|2.||Have the ability to analyse and design junctions and links||Use survey data for traffic engineering purposes and design signal and non-signal controlled junctions and links|
|3.||Have a knowledge of water resource design and management; sustainability and environmental issues water and wastewater systems; the quality and treatment of water and wastewater processes and the use of computer analysis of the process
Identify critical issues and undertake basic hydraulic analysis by describing water and wastewater treatment processes; the layout and component parts and water quality assessment,
water and wastewater systems and undertaking simple analysis and design of hydraulic structures using manual and pertinent computer programmes.
|4.||Have a knowledge of the workings and design of ancillary structures in water and wastewater networks such as pumping stations and CSO's including the health and safety issues relating to the all aspects of the water industry||Describe the types of ancillary structures and undertake simple analysis and design, thus demonstrating an understanding of the design issues relating to hydraulic structures including relevant H&S issues.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Assignment involving analysis of traffic flow data and junction design utilising a case study||An unseen 2 hour examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
White PR (2002 Public Transport : It’s Planning, Management & Operation 4th Edition
Hensher D and Brewer A (2001) Transport – An Economic & Management Perspective
Hibbs J (2003) Transport Economics & Policy : A Practical Analysis of Performance, Efficiency & Marketing Objectives
Vuchic VR (2005) Urban Transit : Operations, Planning & Economics
Rietveld P and Stough RR (2005) Barriers to Sustainable Transport
Rydin Y (2003) Urban & Environmental Planning in the UK
Fwa TF (2006) The Handbook of Highway Engineering
Robinson R and Bent T (2004) Road Engineering for Development
Rogers M (2003) Highway Engineering
O’Flaherty CA (2002) Highways : the location, design, construction & maintenance of road pavements
Mannering FL and Kilareski WP (1999) Principles of Highway Engineering & Traffic analysis
Bell MG and O’Flaherty CA (1997) Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering
Martin P (2001) Sustainable urban drainage systems : best practice manual for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland
Butler & Davies (2004) Urban Drainage
Wrc (2006) Sewers for Adoption – a design & construction guide for developers 6th Edition
Hammer MJ (2005) Water & Wastewater Technology
Memon FA and Butler D (2005 / 2006) Water Demand Management
Fair et al (2010) Water & Wastewater Engineering : Water Supply & wastewater Removal
Mays LW (2010) Water Resources Engineering
Various Professional Journals e.g. nce, CIWEM journal etc
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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