Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science and Math, Environmental Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    In this module, students are introduced to transport engineering for the first time in their university careers.
    The course covers 2 broad areas:
    (1) Transport Policy
    In this part of the course, students are introduced to transport policy. They are asked to look at how transport
    policy has evolved and the biggest transport problems faced today. We look at car dependency, its causes, the
    environmental impacts of transport and policy implementaiton in Ireland. Students need to be able to engage and
    critique transport policies, to discuss why we have the problems that we have today and to be able to discuss
    the possible solutoins.

    (2) Highway Engineering
    Here students are introduced to the relationships between speed,
    flow and traffic density. They look at how this can be used to determine road types and road design. Students
    also look at how junctions can be managed and designed, and at how different types of jucntions are designed
    (priority junctions, roundabouts, and signallised junctions).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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