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CEG2401 : Land Traffic and Highways

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion133:0033:00Design portfolio-requires reading, application of learning and teamwork
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Present in Person lecture – introduction (TW2-12)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching32:006:00Present in Person - Tutorials – preparation for, guidance and Q&A about coursework (TW4, 6, 9)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00PiP - Tutorials – review lecture material, Q&A, review worked examples (TW 3,5,8,10,11)
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
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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A60Closed 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.

In line with the requirements of the accrediting body students are expected to develop a professional attitude. To meet this skills outcome, participation will be required in core elements of this module.

Reading Lists