20 credits at level HE6
The module extends to the more advanced techniques of transportation analysis and planning with consideration of the evaluation and operation of transport operations. It also considers issues of design and maintenance. It will balance environmental impacts against the economic and social costs of development.
Transportation Modelling (20%)
- Introduction and trip generation
- Trip distribution
- Modal choice
- Trip Assignment
- Car ownership forecasting
Transport Planning (20%)
- Sustainable Transport
- Transport Assessment & development Planning
- Freight Transport
- Roads and route alignment
- Strategy development, consultation and funding
Transport Evaluation (20%)
- Financial and economic assessment
- Environmental assessment and sustainability issues
Highway and railway construction (20%)
- Highway pavement design and maintenance
- Track bed design and maintenance
Highway and railway geometric design (20%)
- Geometric design of highway elements
- Geometric design of railway elements
Learning sessions will include lectures, seminars and tutorials. Use will be made of case studies.
Indicative Learning Hours
Lectures 48 hours
Coursework Preparation 20 hours
Self Study 132 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.||Be able to identify and manage cost drivers.||Be able to critically evaluate the structure and funding of transport in the UK. Accurately identify differences between road and rail based modes.|
|2.||Have an ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques.||Estimate appropriate trip generations, distributions, assignments and mode share proportions for different transport situations.|
|3.||Be able to use creativity to establish innovative solutions to transport problems.||
Establish a transport strategy based around a set problem.
|4.||Possess an understanding of the requirement for civil engineering activities to promote sustainable development.||
Calculate appropriate economic and environmental dimensions for evaluation of transport investment.
|5.||Have an understanding of codes of practice and industry standards appropriate to transport studies.||Calculate requirements to set design and maintenance problems|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Assignment involving responses to set problems to analyse, plan and evaluate transport integrating across the individual subject areas as appropriate|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Department for Transport: Guide to Transport Assessment (2007)
Institution of Highways and Transportation (1997) Transport and the Urban Environment
Institution of Highways and Transportation (1996) Guidelines for developing urban transport strategies.
Banister, D. (2005) Unsustainable transport: city transport in the new century. Oxfordshire. Routeledge.
Highways Agency (continually updated). Design manual for roads and bridges http://www.archive.official-documents.co.uk/document/ha/dmrb/index.htm
O'Flaherty G. A. (2002), Highways: The location, design, construction and maintenance of road pavements. 4th Edition. Oxford. Butterworth Heinemann
Salter, R. J. and Hounsell, N. B. (1996) Highway traffic analysis and design. 3rd Edition. Basingstoke. MacMillan
Ortúzar, J de D. and Willumsen, L.G. (2001). Modelling transport. 3rd edition. Chichester. Wiley.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport http://www.bolton.ac.uk/learning/ejour/ttelford/0965092X.htm
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineering http://www.bolton.ac.uk/learning/ejour/ttelford/09650946.htm
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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