Curriculum Structure


CV3014 Transportation Engineering

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: nil; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]

Learning Objective :

The objective of this course is to equip students with basic knowledge of transportation and to broaden the understanding of various topics in transportation engineering ranging from planning to design and construction.

Course Content :

Transportation systems. Transportation planning and management. Traffic flow studies. Geometric design of roads and intersections. Design of flexible and rigid pavements.

Course Outline :




Transportation systems


Transportation planning and management


Traffic flow studies


Geometric design of roads and intersections


Design of flexible and rigid pavements

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the variety and complexity of transportation as a system and as an engineering discipline.
  • Be familiar with the classic four-step process in transport planning, and understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand the main concepts that describe traffic flow and methods of measurement, and calculate the performance measures needed to carry out the appropriate analysis.
  • Understand the key principles of geometric and pavement design and be familiar with important components of the road system.
  • Be familiar with the basic designs for vertical and horizontal profiles of roadways, as well as flexible and rigid pavements.

Textbook :

  1. Banks, J.H. Introduction to Transportation Engineering, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill.

References :

  1. Joseph Sussman. Introduction to Transportation Systems. Artech House, Inc. Norwood, MA.
  2. Jotin Khisty. C. Transportation Engineering: An Introduction. Prentice Hall Inc.