Department of Civil Engineering

Traffic Engineering - CE533

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE318

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To impart knowledge on the design of intersections and other roadway facilities using traffic and transportation theories.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Apply traffic flow theory to find solutions for traffic flow problems.
  2. Estimate the congestion and delays due to traffic incidents using theory of shock waves and calculate the queuing length.
  3. Design intersections, roundabouts, and signal timing.
  4. Identify accident black spots and suggest mitigatory measures.
  5. Design pedestrian and parking facilities.
Course content/Course description
  1. Traffic flow characteristics and traffic flow theory
  2. Theory of shock waves, queuing theory
  3. Design of intersections, roundabouts and signalised intersections
  4. Accident analysis and road safety
  5. Design of pedestrian facilities
  6. Parking analysis and facility design
  7. Computer applications in traffic engineering
Recommended Texts
  1. Garber, NJ & Hoel, LA 2014, Traffic & Highway Engineering. 5th edn, USA.
  2. Fricker, JD & Whitford, RK 2004, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering, Prentice Hall.
  3. Kadiyali, LR 1997, Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning, 6th edn, Khanna Publishers, Delhi.
  4. McShane WR & Roess RP 1990, Traffic Engineering, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 22
Tutorials 02
Design 12
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Design Exercise 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering