CEG8419 : Transport Modelling and Forecasting

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A thorough grounding in the techniques used by transport planners for modelling transport systems across the scales and the theory underlying them. It covers the relevant themes in the context of the Four-step planning model.

Outline Of Syllabus

Evolution of transport planning; Objectives and philosophy; Transport demand and supply, Travel demand forecasting process, the Four-step transportation planning model, Trip-end forecasting, Trip distribution forecasting, Discrete choice models, Mode choice forecasting, Traffic assignment.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion240:3012:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Individual report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Lectures, guest lectures, Computer demonstrations
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Computer Practicals
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching and learning of this module is done by a combination of lectures, computer demonstrations and practicals, guest lectures, coursework and reading materials.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A75Unseen written examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M25Individual report - approx. 1000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination tests students' knowledge and understanding of underlying issues in the module through written communication. The coursework is particularly designed for improving students' ability to understand journal articles and problem solving techniques in transport modelling and improving written communication skills. Also, it provides an opportunity to discuss the issues addressed in the articles with the team members and present their findings to the rest of the class to develop oral communication skills

Reading Lists