Module title: Transport and Traffic Models

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11104
Module leader: Achille Fonzone
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Wafaa Saleh
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
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. Virtual Learning Environment is utilised for students to access all course materials and any additional material such as tutorial solutions. Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support (LO1- LO5). Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Simplified examples of transport problems and transport schemes are used as illustrations to give experience of the transport modelling processes and the use of different modelling approaches (LO1, LO2 &LO3).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component
Software skills are developed.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination. Module is assessed by a coursework (LO1 & LO3) and a final examination (LO1 – LO5). Extensive use is made throughout the module of tutorial (LO1-LO5) sessions where direct feedback on progress is provided.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on signal design and telematics and maintain close contacts with others in the research community; particularly colleagues at TRL.
Relevant research findings are delivered within the module and new developments are embedded.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on Virtual Learning Environment to cater for the diverse student group. Editable formats are provided to allow students to alter font, text size, background colour and justification as desired.

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 139
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 10 2 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 30 2,3,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module is divided into three parts including a total of 14 units. The contents of these units are as follows:

Part 1: Introduction to transport planning and modelling

This section includes introduction to transport planning and modelling and types of data collection.

Part 2: Transport and Traffic Models
This section includes trip generation techniques; trip distribution modelling (growth factor and synthetic techniques); modal choice modelling, Traffic flow theory, Microscopic simulation models, Random models of traffic and queuing models.

Part 3: Assignment and Route Choice Models
This part includes route choice studies; traffic assignment models (including capacity restrained and stochastic methods); elastic demand methods; matrix estimation. Overview of currently used transport modelling software. Practical experience with software (generation, modal split and assignment)

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: compare the development of transport planning techniques and distinguish methods of data collection
and types of data;
LO2: apply methods of network modelling and zoning systems;
LO3: appraise the role of models for simulating traffic flow through junctions and networks;
LO4: assess the effectiveness and use of queuing models and theoretical and empirical junction capacity
LO5: appraise current traffic modelling software for a variety of applications.

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