Transportation Engineering (CE335) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Transportation Engineering CE335 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Experiment, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan TAPKIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduce ‘Transportation Engineering’ fundamentals with a principal overview about different modes and planning. Discussion on road, traffic and vehicle characteristics. Detail studies on geometric design elements of highways. Preparations for horizontal and vertical design of highways. Introduce ‘Traffic Engineering’ principles with general considerations on traffic stream characteristics. Introduce capacity and level of service concepts.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students become familiar to the different transportation modes.
  • Highway geometric elements together with horizontal and vertical design concepts are known.
  • Students can understand the basic principles of traffic engineering.
  • Different traffic stream variables, capacity and level of service concepts are became clear to the third year civil engineering students.
  • Students become ready to the highway project design and further traffic engineering courses.
Course Content Highway engineering, highway economy, highway geometric elements, horizontal and vertical design; traffic engineering, traffic stream variables, capacity and level of service concepts on rural highways and intersections.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to transportation in general
2 Transportation-highway- planning fundamentals
3 Highway economy and feasibility
4 Sight distance concept, stopping sight distance
5 Horizontal design of highways
6 Horizontal curves and superelevation
7 Profile and vertical curves
8 Highway cross sections and mass curve
9 Traffic engineering fundamentals, in general
10 Traffic stream variables, methods of measuring
11 Capacity and level of service concepts (LOS)
12 Capacity of freeways, divided highways and two lane rural roads.
13 Capacity of signalized intersections.
14 Travel demand and traffic forecasting
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 20
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems.
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems.
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings.
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 6 2 12
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 125