CEG8415 : ITS Technologies, Systems and Implementation

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


1. To provide an understanding of ITS technology building blocks including communications, databases, location-based services, sensors and human-machine interaction (HMI)
2. To provide an understanding of selected ITS systems including (e.g.), monitoring, sensing, and cooperative systems/UTMC
3. To expose students to the latest research into ITS technologies and systems
4. To provide students the opportunity to evaluate ITS systems using the DriverLab
5. To equip students with the ability to design and implement ITS in future
6. To provide a link to the policy and legislative context within which ITS is implemented

Outline Of Syllabus

ITS Technologies, Systems and Implementation:
• Technologies: communications, databases, location-based services, sensors and human-machine interface (HMI)
• Systems: monitoring and sensing, and cooperative systems/UTMC
• Case studies of current systems
• Case studies of new research
• Experimental practice

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Essay
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:305:00Group presentation and preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:309:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork22:305:00Local industry site visits
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and a seminar are the primary means of delivering the curriculum.

Students are given a programme of reading to supplement the lectures, and are also encouraged to read round the subject as widely as possible.

Due to rapid changes in national and European thinking in ITS, journal and academic publications should be augmented by the latest information from government and EU websites, as well as trade and industry publications.

A small proportion of the module will be delivered by guest lecturers who will bring extended learning from industry to benefit the group.

Coursework will involve two components: individual presentations (helping to develop oral communication skills) and written assessment.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70Unseen written examination.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M15Essay (approx 1000 words)
Prof skill assessmnt2M15Group work assessed by group presentations with individual components (15hours work)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The aim of the coursework is to critically address the knowledge and understanding of ITS technologies and systems, and their implementation, through individual (and/or group) work designed to address a significant challenge in the field of study. Students will present individually for up to 15 minutes material that has been individually (and/or group) researched. If present, the group element will require students to demonstrate team work, efficient distribution of tasks, and communication/liaison skills (the group element is dependent on student numbers). This exercise will be input to an individually written report that will demonstrate the student’s knowledge, understanding and wider reading.
The unseen examination is to test knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the Intended Learning Outcomes through written communication.

Reading Lists