Course syllabus

Traffic Engineering

VTTF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V3
Elective for: L4-fr, L5-gi
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is that the students should develop insights into:


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course contains the following themes:
• A sustainable transport system: What does sustainability imply within the transportation sector and how can one aim for a sustainable transport system?
• Development of traffic: How has personal transportation and freight changed throughout history, what is the situation like today and how do we expect it to change in the future under different assumptions?
• Planning principles: An overview of the different principles and ideals that have characterized the urban planning in Sweden, in particular the traffic planning.
• Prognosis models on different levels
• The political objectives in transportation and the planning process. How is the distribution of resources done and how does the planning process for an infrastructure project work?
• Transport modes: Planning conditions for car, bus, cycling and walking. How do the different modes differ from each other in a planning perspective for example when it comes to capacity and design?
• Traffic safety
• Accessibility for road users with special needs.

Within these themes several assignments are made with oral as well as written presentation. Teachers give oral and written feedback. Field studies with supervision from teachers are carried out as a part of the assignments.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination and passing grade in written exercises.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTT100, VTT131, VTVF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Persson,
Course coordinator: Helena Svensson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course contains lectures and a number of project assignments in small groups. Oral and writen feedback is given on the assignments. Field work under supervision is done.