Core Module Information
Module title: Transport Engineering

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09126
Module leader: Richard Llewellyn
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Unit 1 Introduction to Transport Engineering – history of transport, transport professions.
Unit 2 Transport Planning – policy, modelling, appraisal.
Unit 3 Traffic – characteristics, surveys, management.
Unit 4 Intersection Design and Capacity -- priority junction design and capacity (including PICADY), roundabout design and capacity (including ARCADY), traffic signal design and grade separated junctions.
Unit 5 Highway Geometric Design using DMRB – route location, cross-sections, capacity, sight distance, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment.
Unit 6 Pavement Design using DMRB – traffic loading, foundation design, pavement construction design, surfacing.
Unit 7 Pavement Maintenance.
Unit 8 Road Safety – road safety engineering, road safety audits, speed management.
Unit 9 Intelligent Transport Systems
Unit 10 Transport Development Management – development planning, transport assessment, designing streets.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appreciate the role of transport engineering professionals.
LO2: understand the principles of design and carry out capacity analysis for road junctions.
LO3: carry out the geometric design of highway elements.
LO4: undertake the design of the road pavement layers, understand construction methods, sustainability and road maintenance requirements.
LO5: develop an understanding of road safety engineering, safety audits, and ITS applications
LO6: undertake a transport assessment for a new development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Llewellyn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Moodle or the internet is utilised for students to access all course materials and any additional material such as tutorial solutions.
The module is practical and provides students and graduates with the necessary skills and training to work in the highway engineering and traffic engineering professions. The module introduces students to the current industry design standards and guidelines such as DMRB. The module will provide students with the skills to carry out a transport assessment for a new development according to current guidelines. In addition road safety engineering and auditing will be considered as well as applications of intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Communication and report writing skills are developed in the coursework element of the module which is a 5 page paper on a transport engineering topic and written as if it was to be submitted to a professional journal. A number of tutorial sessions and practical computer lab sessions are built into the lecture schedule. Software skills will be developed in LO4 with the use of industry standard software packages such as PICADY and ARCADY with the theory covered beforehand in lectures.

Examples used for teaching are derived from consultancy experience and research, related to highway and traffic engineering and transport development management.

Formative Assessment:
Tutorial sessions where individual comments/feedback are also provided. These are a good opportunity for students to practice and experience what is expected from them in preparation for final exam.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is carried out through the coursework (LO1-LO6) and end of module examination (LO1-LO6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 30 2-6 1 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1 - 6 1 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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