Traffic Engineering (CI3-372) - CI4-472
Students taking this module will aim to understand the following:
- Traffic flow variables, their measurement and queuing theory.
- Presentations on survey methods and data analysis techniques required by traffic engineers.
- The theory and models behind traffic simulation, including an introduction to the VISSIM microscopic traffic simulator.
- Principles of off-line and on-line traffic signal control, including an introduction to the SCOOT traffic signal control system and its implementation in London.
- The theory behind motorway monitoring and control.
- The management of different road user groups, including pedestrians of different abilities, buses, trams and cycles. Additionally a critical examination of the arguments behind traffic segregation and integration.
- Traffic engineering schemes.
- Quantitative methods: teaching and practice.
Freight Transport - CI9-T-20
- The impact of recent trends in logistics and supply chain management on freight transport.
- Presentations on the strategic, tactical and operational levels of freight transport.
- Routing and scheduling methods used in tour and load planning.
- The developing field of mobile communication in freight transport.
- City logistics: the problems and solutions for freight transport in cities.
- The specialist fields of port logistics, construction logistics and hazardous material transport.
- Freight flow modelling techniques as used in national, regional and urban planning.
Mathematics - CI1-120
- To introduce mathematics as a logical and structured discipline.
- To ensure that all students acquire the mathematical knowledge and skills required for their First Year Civil Engineering course.
- To provide a basis for the more advanced mathematical techniques which are required in later years of the course.
Transport and its Context - CI9-T-01
- To introduce students to the fundamentals of the transport system and the context in which it operates, forming the foundation and basis for the rest of the transport MSc courses.