CEG8419 : Transport Modelling and Forecasting
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Individual report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Lectures, guest lectures, Computer demonstrations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:00||9:00||Computer Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||38:00||38:00||Includes 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||75||Unseen written examination|
|Report||1||M||25||Individual 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