Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks

  • Monday 16 - Friday 20 April 2018

Applying transport models to the real world

Application of theory related to transport modelling as well as hands on experience of software packages play a major role when it comes to decision-making in transport planning and policy evaluation.

This course will introduce you to a selection of current and potential future approaches for applying transport models to the real world, based on the theories and processes covered in Transport Modelling and Forecasting. The course also provides you with hands on, in depth experience of popular software packages.

You'll develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between transport modelling and theory and their use in practice. You'll have hands on experience of using well established software packages, such as VISSIM and VISUM, commonly used to support decisions in the transport practice. The knowledge and skills you'll develop are directly related to employment in transport modelling, engineering and planning. You'll analyse real world data and will be involved in sessions delivered by transport practitioners.

Objectives and Outline

Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks

Course Objectives

You'll get first hand training in using well established software packages (eg VISSIM, VISUM, and AIMSUN) which are commonly used to support decisions in transport sector. You'll learn how to:

  • use VISSIM and VISUM software to model and analyse transport systems
  • identify and fix errors and issues when analysing the models
  • present results in both statistical and graphical formats

The skills you learn will be directly relevant to securing employment in the transport field.

Course Outline

  • VISSIM/VISSUM specific software training
  • an introduction to pedestrian modelling
  • AIMSUN specific software introductory training
  • Monday 16 - Friday 20 April 2018

Further Information

Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks


Course content

To attend the course, you should have knowledge/experience equivalent to the content of the following Modules:

Please contact the Professional Development Unit if you require further information.

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8428) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.


Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks


Newcastle University
  • Dr Dilum Dissanayake (Course Leader)
Industry Professionals


Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks


  • Modelling and Simulation of Transport Networks
    • £1325

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).