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Module

CEG2401 : Land Traffic and Highways

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:2021:00Asynchronous online delivery of lecture material
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Design portfolio
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Numerical Exercise
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching23:006:00Present in Person - Tutorials – preparation for, guidance and Q&A about coursework.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time90:406:00Synchronous online sessions to review lecture material and answer questions, or review worked exampl
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide students with necessary information on land traffic and highways. Small group teaching activities allow appropriate instruction directed at the coursework requirements, encouraging the students to apply the knowledge and techniques learned in lectures

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M75Design portfolio
Prob solv exercises1M25Numerical Exercise
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