Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VTTF05 overlaps following cours/es: ??2153 and VTT131. Compulsory for: IBYI2, IBYV2. Optional for: L4, V4tv. Course coordinator: Thomas Jonsson, and Aliaksei Laureshyn,, Traffic and Roads. Recommended prerequisits: VTTF01 Traffic Engineering or Transports and Society and FMS032 Mathematical Statistics, Basic Course. Assessment: For a passing grade: passing grade on exam and approved assignments. The grade is awarded on the basis of the grade on the exam. Home page:

The aim of the course is that the students will acquire an understanding for how various variables affect the effects of traffic within the areas of Accessibility, Level of service, Safety and Environment. The course should induce understanding for the complexity in that what is good for one basic aspect don’t necessarily need to be good for the other aspects, and that there is often need for a compromise between them. After fulfilling the course the students should have a good theoretical basis for further studies traffic engineering and planning

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of lectures, literature studies, PBL, seminars and assignments.

The course is divided into themes related to the four basic aspects of traffic. Within each theme there will be lectures and literature studies that are summed up in a short report. The review of the reports will partly be carried out by way of peer review, in addition to writing own reports each student is tasked with review other students’ reports, and partly by teacher review of selected reports.

Hydén, C. red. (2008) Trafiken i den hållbara staden, Studentlitteratur, Lund
On top of this there will be a list of relevant literature, from which most titles will be available either for download or at the study centre.