Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VTT151 overlap following cours/es: VTT150 och VTT150. Optional for: V4tp. Course coordinator: Prof Andras Varhelyi,, Trafikteknik. Prerequisites: Alt 1: VVB027, VTT131 samt VTT141. Alt 2: VVB027, VGT021 samt VVB071. Alt 3: ASB170, ASB190, AAU260 samt ABV060. Recommended prerequisits: Alt 1: VTT121. Alt 2: VVB081. Assessment: Satisfactory project work. The grade is awarded on the basis of a final project report and an oral presentation with a poster. Assessment is carried out with the teaching goals as a point of departurte. Further information: The course will be given as a project. If less than 10 students, the course might be cancelled. Home page:

The aim of the course is to train the course participants to independently synthesise knowledge obtained from the previously undertaken in-depth road and/or traffic courses and apply this to practical planning.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

· Relate own planning goals to national and local goals for transport planning.

· Identify and analyse problems and effects related to accessibility, level of service, safety, environment, choice of materials and their interconnection.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

· Synthesise acquired knowledge in report form and and design a poster and give an oral presentation aimed at decision makers

Design a traffic infrastructure that meets the needs of all the traffic modes and takes into account the transport policy objectives and lifecycle demands.

· Evaluate the traffic and road engineering effects of traffic infrastructure.

· Independently collect and critically evaluate the relevance of material from varying sources for a road and traffic engineering investigation.

The students will carry out a traffic planning and design project in a complex urban renewal area. The groups, as far as possible, should contain traffic planners well as road construction engineers, a maximum of three students in each group. The project comprises six main elements (Description of current situation, goal specification, problem inventory, suggested solutions, effect assessment, evaluation plan). The course also includes fieldwork (inventory of planning area), study trips to the Town Building Office and workshops/run-through. All of these are obligatory. Each phase contains an element of theory, usually in the form of lectures, collective run-through under supervision, and own work with an assistant available .

Transport planning and Traffic Engineering, O'Flaherty,London 1997
Transport in the Urban Environment, The Institution of Highways and Transportation, London 1997
Selected parts of VGU, ATB Väg and TRAST (in Swedish).
A course library is available.