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Module

CEG2401 : Land Traffic and Highways

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Human mobility demands
Land use and traffic generation
The transport assessment process
Traffic flow theory
The transport planning and route choice process
The environmental factors affecting transport corridors
Geometric design of roads

Outline Of Syllabus

People, human mobility & modes of travel;
Land use, traffic generation, concepts and variables;
Transport assessment;
Traffic flow theory, and measuring traffic;
Traffic Management and Street Design
Highway Location: Constraints and Environmental Issues;
Horizontal & vertical alignment design;

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials82:0016:00Asynchronous online delivery of lecture material (TW 1-8)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Design portfolio
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Present in Person lecture – introduction (TW1)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching23:006:00Present in Person - Tutorials – preparation for, guidance and Q&A about coursework (TW4, 6, 8)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00PiP - Tutorials – review lecture material, Q&A, review worked examples (TW 2, 3, 4, 8)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Present in Person - Tutorials –guidance and Q&A about coursework. (TW 5, 7, 9)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study133:0033:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study13:003:00Online Worked examples
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The opening lecture / Introduction is a present in person lecture. The remaining taught material is delivered primarily online. The more numerical subject areas are followed by present in person tutorials to recap / clarify lecture material and practice with worked examples.

Further present in person tutorials are used to introduce the design portfolio, give tutorial support and feedback.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201M60Closed book exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M40Design portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The design portfolio develops in stages, first testing students’ ability to carry out calculations accurately, then testing their ability to visualise the results, and understand environmental and economic consequences of their design. The final design and report tests presentation skills and encourages students to reflect on their work and state how it could be improved.

The calculation exercise tests understanding and knowledge of traffic flow variables in the taught material. It also requires relevant numerical calculations to be mastered, using appropriate attention to accuracy and precision.

Reading Lists

Timetable