Professional course Street Network Planning and Design
Page last updated 7 October 2021
This course can count towards the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning
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.
"I found Traffic Engineering most useful in my day-to-day duties at work, particularly junction modelling using TRL software, which is a key skill for any transport consultant". Dorota Dys, WYG.
There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing 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.
If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us directly for further advice.
If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up credits towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) in Transport Engineering and Planning by completing the module assessment.
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
The course will be delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops and site visits, over one semester (every other Thursday).
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.
This module will involve 6 hours direct contact time, every other week, for one semester.
Each 15 credit course (module) is expected to take 150 hours to complete.
- 36 hrs directed contact learning
- 36 hrs independent study
- 78 hrs assessment, including preparation
The assessment for this course includes a project report and exam.
For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.
View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.
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Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
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|10 February to 05 May 2022||Thursdays||Frenchay Campus|
Should government restrictions be enforced this module will move to online delivery.
All prices are VAT exempt
For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
How to apply
As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:
- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
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