ECTSAdvanced Transportation Engineering

Advanced Transportation Engineering (CE534) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Transportation Engineering CE534 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, Discussion, Question and Answer, Field Trip, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cumhur AYDIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduce a general ‘road safety concept’ in highway and junction design. Give main principles of black spot analysis and the role of conflict technique. Discussion on safety auditing of planned roads and roads under operation. Introduce general principles of junction type selection, clearance zone and road equipment.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Road safety concept in highway and junction design is introduced to the civil engineering students.
  • Studies on black spot identification, diagnosis, countermeasure selection and follow-up are made.
  • Conflict technique is explained and the use of the technique for short-term evaluations is achieved.
  • General outlines of the safety auditing on planned projects and roads under operation are given.
  • Evaluations on principles of junction type selection, clearance zone arrangement and design of road equipment are made.
Course Content Safe road design principles, blackspot analysis, safety auditing on planned projects and on existing roads, the conflict technique.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to road safety engineering
2 Blackspot management in general
3 Accident investigation, problem definition
4 The diagnosis, the reasons of an accident
5 Countermeasure selection
6 The implementation and follow-up
7 The MAAP, DST and SEROES tools for safety evaluation
8 Safety Auditing, safety inspection in general
9 Safety audit on planned projects
10 Safety audit on existing roads
11 The conflict technique
12 How can engineers design safe junctions?
13 Roundabouts and city passing
14 Safety zone and safety standards
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Road Safety Engineering Manual, Hazırlayan: ROSPA, 2000
Other Sources 2. Türkiye Trafik Güvenliği Projesi (1998-2002) referans alınarak hazırlanmış ders notları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
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. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
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. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
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 X
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. X

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 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125