ECTS - Advanced Trasnsportation Engineering

Advanced Trasnsportation Engineering (CE434) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Trasnsportation Engineering CE434 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
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 Pages 1-41 (from the course book)
2 Blackspot management in general Pages 43-50 (from the course book)
3 Accident investigation, problem definition Pages 50-63 (from the course book)
4 The diagnosis, the reasons of an accident Pages 63-92 (from the course book)
5 Countermeasure selection Pages 92-115 (from the course book)
6 The implementation and follow-up Pages 115-147 (from the course book)
7 The MAAP, DST and SEROES tools for safety evaluation Pages (from the reference)
8 Safety audit on planned projects Pages (from the reference)
9 Safety audit on existing roads Pages (from the reference)
10 Safety audit on existing roads Pages from the reference)
11 The conflict technique Pages from the reference)
12 How can engineers design safe junctions? Pages (from the reference)
13 Roundabouts and city passing Pages (from the reference)
14 Safety zone and safety standards Pages (from the reference)
15 Safety zone and safety standards Pages (from the reference)
16 Safety zone and safety standards Pages (from the reference)


Course Book 1. Road Safety Engineering Manual, Prepared by ROSPA, 2000.
Other Sources 2. Lecture notes based on the Turkish Traffic Safety Project (1998-2002)

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 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. X
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. X
4 Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively. X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually. X
7 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8 Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself. X
9 Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

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 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 16 16
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 150