Core Module Information
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 Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

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

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 modellingThis section includes introduction to transport planning and modelling and data collection. Part 2: Transport and Traffic ModelsThis 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 ModelsThis 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.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Examine the elements of transport planning techniques.

LO2: Discriminate types of data and methods of data collection for transport planning, including ethical implications.

LO3: Conceptualise and model the traveller decision-making process.

LO4: Critically understand and apply methods of network modelling and zoning systems.

LO5: Critically appraise and apply different modelling approaches to the simulation of traffic flows.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Achille Fonzone
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Online Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 3
Practical Skills Assessment 10 2 4 HOURS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 30 2~3~4 8 HOURS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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