ECTSAdvanced Traffic Engineering

Advanced Traffic Engineering (CE535) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Traffic Engineering CE535 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, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan TAPKIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Rapid review of basic traffic engineering parameters. Explaining of capacity and level of service concept. Giving the basic understanding about Level of Service (LOS) analysis criteria for expressways, divided highways and two lane highways. Discussion on (LOS) and delay concepts of signalized intersections. Evaluation of accident analysis and safety concept.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Information on basic traffic engineering parameters.
  • Information about geometric design principles for traffic
  • Ability to analyze uninterrupted and interrupted traffic flows.
  • Ability to calculate and report level of service for expressway, divided and two way highway flow conditions
  • Information and knowhow transfer about accident analysis and road safety concept.
Course Content Speed, volume and density relationship, measuring methods of basic traffic stream variables, geometric design for traffic, capacity and level of service analysis of expressways, divided and two-lane highways, accident analysis.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Traffic and Flow Characteristics
2 Traffic and Flow Characteristics
3 Traffic and Flow Characteristics
4 Geometric Design for Traffic
5 Geometric Design for Traffic
6 Geometric Design for Traffic
7 Capacity and level of service concept (LOS)
8 Capacity and level of service concept (LOS)
9 Capacity and level of service concept (LOS)
10 Capacity and level of service concept (LOS)
11 Capacity and level of service concept (LOS)
12 Safety and accident analysis
13 Safety and accident analysis
14 Safety and accident analysis
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Traffic Engineering Handbook, Institute of Transportation engineers , ITE, 2007
Other Sources 2. Highway Capacity Manual, AASHTO, 2010

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
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 X
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. X
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 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 7 7
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 12 12
Total Workload 125