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Course module: 202000057
Theory Traffic & Transport
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000057
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. T. Thomas
Lecturer K.T. Geurs
Contactperson for the course
dr. T. Thomas
dr. T. Thomas
Lecturer M.B. Ulak
Academic year2020
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 3 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After completing this course, the student should be able:
  1. Using and describing appropriate transport studies terminology;
  2. Gaining insight into the factors that account for developments in traffic and transport and being able to address traffic and transport issues from various different perspectives (economy, psychology, geography);
  3. Tracing back traffic-related issues to the interaction between traffic demand and supply;
  4. Implementing a 4-step macroscopic traffic model and understanding the influence of corresponding model coefficients;
  5. Using relevant indicators to describe the performance of the traffic system;
  6. Quantitatively analyzing, interpreting and evaluating traffic data and model results;

This is a part of Module 3, Traffic and Transport of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.

The theory part of the course is taught alongside the project and offers an overview of transport planning and design. The theory part consists of the following 3 components:
  •  Traffic and infrastructure: From various perspectives (e.g. economic, psychological and geographic), concepts and theories are introduced that deal with traffic, transportation, and the necessary infrastructure.
  • Traffic demand model: This component deals with models for estimating the demand for transport. The emphasis will be on the 4-step model, in which the four steps – trip generation, trip distribution, transport mode and route choice & assignment – are in the traffic model used during the project.
  • Data analysis: An introduction of techniques and concepts that are essential for analysing traffic data and interpreting the results.
The above theoretical components together comprise 5 ECTS credits in total, more-or-less evenly distributed between the components. The standard OER pass/fail rules apply. There are (individual) assignments during workshops. A passing grade for at least one of these workshops is needed to pass the final exam.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Levinson D., Liu H., Garrison W., Danczyk A. en M. Corbett: Fundamentals of Transportation. Free accessible via: of
Van Wee, B., D. Banister, J.A. Annema (2013). The Transport System and Transport Policy: An Introduction. ; B. van Wee, D. Banister, J.A. Annema, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Northampton, 227-253. Free accessible from the internet
McClave, J.T.,Sincich, T.T. (2017): Statistics, 13e Edition, Pearson Benelux B.V. ISBN 9780134080215
aforementioned books
Recommended materials
If necessary, presentation slides (from lectures) and handouts are used to supplement the contents from
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Written examination

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