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CEG2401 : Land Traffic and Highways

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Roger Bird
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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 completion80:304:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Design portfolio
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture82:0016:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study162:0062:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
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

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M30Design portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework 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 examination tests theoretical, conceptual and critical understanding and knowledge of underlying issues. It also tests understanding of the taught material, and requires relevant numerical calculations to be mastered.

Semester 1 Study Abroad students would be required to sit an examination.

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