About this course
- Course code:
- Professional/Short Course
- Geography and Environmental Management
- Six days over a 6 or 12 week period
- Course director:
- Prof. John Parkin
- Programme leader:
- Prof. John Parkin
- Key fact:
- This course can count towards the MSc Transport Planning or the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning
Page last updated 13 January 2017
This course is designed to enable you to explain traffic flow theory, compare capacity and performances of junctions and understand approaches to demand management and network management. Understanding and being able to mitigate issues in connection with safety are also covered, as well as understanding and the ability to mitigate issues in relation to environmental impacts.
There are no formal entry requirements if you wish to undertake this course as a stand-alone CPD course without the optional module assessment.
If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up credits towards the following named postgraduate qualification by completing the module assessment:
· PG Certificate; Diploma or Masters in Transport
PG Diploma or Masters in Transport Engineering and Planning
What does it cover?
- Meeting the competing needs of different users of transport networks.
- Highway link design and the theory of traffic flow.
- Principles of junction design and modelling.
- Infrastructure design and construction for active travel.
- Road safety auditing.
- Traffic management strategies: Traffic calming, Urban Traffic Control, Intelligent Transport Systems, Freight management.
- Intelligent transport system applications.
- Air quality and environmental management.
What will the course outcome be?
- Explain traffic flow theory and appraise the capacity and performance of highway links.
- Evaluate and compare the capacity and performance of priority, roundabout and signal controlled junctions.
- Describe different traffic and demand management measures and explain how they can be combined effectively in network management.
- Use guidance, advice and analysis tools for road safety auditing.
- Identify environmental pollution issues, and suggest appropriate mitigation measures.
- Evaluate and explain the role of professionals from a range of disciplines and the ways in which they interact in transport network design and management.
Learning and Teaching
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This course is delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops and site visits. Practical exercises will be conducted in workshops and involve evaluating different junction designs using traffic modelling techniques. The exercises are linked to the coursework project.
Contact time = 36 hours
Independent Study = 36 hours
Assessment, including preparation = 78 hours
Total = 150 hours
The assessment for this course includes a project report and exam. For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.
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UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.
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Supplementary fee information
Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
For all enquiries, please complete our on-line enquiry form or contact us on the number below.
If you wish to gain university credits by completing the assignment please register for our Transport Framework (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).
For further information
- Email: For all queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81196