Course syllabus

Traffic Safety

VTVN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2018-03-27

General Information

Elective for: V4-tv
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The purpose of the course is to give an in depth knowledge about traffic safety and with a scientific approach give a system view of the area. The traffic safety problem is analysed on an international as well as a national level. Principles and overall measures are discussed. On a local level the course brings up aspects as traffic safety measures, evaluation conditions for different road users and means of transport.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course includes lectures, exercises, field studies, project assignments and litterature studies. The student works with traffic safety on an overall level, nationally and internationally as well as on a detailed level. Lectures and litterature studies give a solid theoretical base and a broad knowledge and understanding of the area. A group project assignment gives the students the possibility to further deepen their knowledge in a specific area of the field. These project assignments are presented in written reports as well as in oral presentations and the teachers provide formative as well as summative feedback during the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: For a passing grade: approved written exam, approved exercises, approved project work, approved oral presentation and presence at the obligatory parts are needed. The grade is awarded on the basis of the written exam, the project work report and the other assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VTVN15 Traffic Engineering and Analysis
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VTT141, VTTF05, VTTF10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Aliaksei Laureshyn,
Course coordinator: Andras Varhekyi,
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