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DE6203 – Traffic Engineering

Module code
Module title
Traffic Engineering
To introduce traffic engineering concepts and fundamentals
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Plan and evaluate a range of traffic surveys.
2. Understand and apply the principles of traffic flow theory and traffic management.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of intersection design fundamentals, and design at-grade intersections.
4. Evaluate and apply road safety analysis principles and procedures.
5. Understand and appraise the design factors relating to traffic facilities for non-vehicle road users.
- Human capabilities and vehicle characteristics.
- Vehicle flow characteristics, traffic distributions, traffic modelling.
- Levels of service, road capacity, road hierarchy, access and movement functions, traffic impact assessment, traffic calming, parking facilities.
- Purpose and method of various traffic surveys.
- Intersection design fundamentals and practice. Design of traffic signal, roundabout and priority controlled intersections.
- Safe System approach to road safety. Accident prevention and reduction, accident investigation procedures and analyses, road safety audits.
- Traffic facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
Assessment Criteria
Assignment/Projects 40%
Tests 10%
Examination 50%

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