DE6203 – Traffic Engineering

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Module code
DE6203
Module title
Traffic Engineering
Prescription
To introduce traffic engineering concepts and fundamentals
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Plan and evaluate a range of traffic surveys.
2Understand and apply the principles of traffic flow theory and traffic management.
3Demonstrate knowledge of intersection design fundamentals, and design at-grade intersections.
4Evaluate and apply road safety analysis principles and procedures.
5Understand and appraise the design factors relating to traffic facilities for non-vehicle road users.
Content
Traffic growth and traffic forecasts, traffic surveys
Levels of service, road capacity, traffic flow characteristics and modelling, road hierarchy, access and movement functions, traffic impact assessment, Traffic calming, parking facilities
Intersection design fundamentals and practice, at grade intersection design
Accident prevention and reduction, accident investigation procedures and analyses, road safety audits
Types and characteristics of non-vehicle road users, methods to reduce passenger vehicle road usage, sustainable transport modes, alternatives to roading, advantages and disadvantages resulting from a decrease in vehicle usage
Assessment Criteria
Assignment/Projects40
Tests10
Examination50