Department of Civil Engineering

Transportation Planning - CE535

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE318

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To plan sustainable transportation systems or components considering future demand as well as social, environmental, engineering and economic aspects.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Apply conventional four-step approach to plan city transportation
  2. Assess the performance of public mass transport, air and maritime transport, freight transport and non-motorised transport
  3. Analyse economic feasibility of a transportation system
Course content/Course description
  1. Transport surveys: O-D surveys, land-use surveys, public transport surveys, freight transport survey
  2. Transportation planning process: four-step approach (trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice, traffic assignment)
  3. Public mass transport
  4. Air and maritime transport
  5. Freight transport
  6. Transport economics
  7. Sustainability in transport
  8. Energy and environment in urban transport
  9. Non-motorised transport, planning of pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  10. Transport and land use: urban form, urban sprawl, smart cities
Recommended Texts
  1. Fricker, JD &Whitford, RK 2004, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering, Prentice Hall.
  2. Ortuzar, JD & Willumsen LG 1994, Modelling Transport, 2nd edn, John Wiley, England.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 20
Tutorials 04
Planning Exercise 12
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorial/Quizzes/Planning Exercise 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering