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CEG2401 : Land Traffic and Highways

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • 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


To understand:
How human mobility demands are based on land use;
How this demand results in multi modal traffic
The basics operation and design of road based transport systems

Outline Of Syllabus

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Present in Person lecture – introduction (TW2-12)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion133:0033:00Design portfolio-requires reading, application of learning and teamwork
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 main taught material is delivered in present-in-person lectures. These give opportunity to discuss and develop learning and skills outcomes.
Some background material or expected prior learning is delivered through online videos.
Tutorials are used to apply taught material to the coursework design portfolio, to provide individual support and to give 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
Portfolio1M10Horizontal Alignment, Part 1 of a 40% Design Portfolio
Portfolio1M10Vertical Alignment, Part 2 of a 40% Design Portfolio
Portfolio1M20Route Evaluation, Part 3 of a 40% Design Portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The design portfolio develops in stages, testing students’ ability to design a solution, and carry out calculations accurately and to appropriate levels of precision. It tests their ability to visualise the results and evaluate the environmental and societal impact of their designs. Students must reflect on their work and state how it could be improved.
The exam tests students’ understanding of the taught concepts, and ability to use the design and analytical skills taught.

Reading Lists