Professional course Street Network Planning and Design

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Architecture and Environment
Six one-day sessions scheduled over fourteen weeks
Through lectures and workshops
Course Director
Ben Clark

Page last updated 24 October 2023


This course can count towards the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning

Well-designed streets and junctions are crucial to enabling people to move efficiently, particularly (though not only) within urban centres where space is constrained. Street designers also have an important role to play in the creation of high-quality, healthy built environments.

In this module you will learn how to evaluate, plan and design people centred, multi-modal streets and junctions. You will examine how best practice street and junction design principles accommodate the needs of all groups in society, giving consideration to characteristics such as age, gender, and disability; and making appropriate provision for all forms of movement, including walking, wheeling, cycling, public transport and general traffic.

The module will support your approach to street and junction design issues by also developing your knowledge of road safety and risk management, conceptions of movement and place, traffic flow theory and junction capacity analysis, including the application of industry standard junction modelling techniques.

Entry requirements

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.



On completion of this module, students are able to:

  1. Evaluate and design multi-modal networks, streets and junctions considering the needs of all users 
  2. Analyse and compare the performance and capacity of priority, roundabout and signal controlled junctions against design criteria
  3. Explain and apply traffic flow theory  
  4. Evaluate road safety problems and propose road safety interventions

Learning and Teaching

The course will be delivered through a series of classes to introduce street design principles and analytical techniques. These classes will be mixed with site visits and design workshops where students apply principles to a real-world street design project. The module also includes computer laboratories to introduce students to junction modelling techniques.

Study time

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 two portfolios where students present the outcomes from a street and junction problem evaluation and design task.


Professional accreditation

View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort February 2024TimeLocation
Thursdays 08, 22 February, 07, 21 March, 18 April, 02 May 202410:00-18:00Frenchay Campus

Course fees

All prices are VAT exempt.

CohortFebruary 2024
UK participants£792
International participants£1,333

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Course location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

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How to apply

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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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