Curriculum Structure


CV4112 Traffic Engineering

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: CV3014; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]

Learning Objective :

To impart knowledge on statistical analyses of traffic data; use of speed-flow-density relationships; conduct shock wave analysis and compute road and intersection capacity; as well as the design of traffic signals application of traffic, parking and demand management methods.

Course Content :

Statistical analysis of traffic data. Traffic flow analysis. Highway and intersection capacity. Traffic signal control. Traffic management. Parking. Demand management. Intelligent transport systems.

Course Outline :




Statistical analysis of traffic data


Traffic flow analysis


Highway and intersection capacity


Traffic signal control


Traffic management & demand management




Intelligent transport systems

Learning Outcome :

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

  • Perform basic statistical analysis of traffic data
  • Use speed-flow relationships and conduct shockwave analysis
  • Analyze capacity of different kinds of roads and intersections
  • Design traffic signal timing
  • Recommend suitable traffic management and demand management measures

Textbooks :

Textbook if necessary will be decided by the course lecturers before the start of the semester

References :

  • Salter, R.J. and Hounsell, N. (1996). Highway Traffic Analysis and Design. 3rd ed., ELBS/ Macmillan
  • O’Flaherty, C.A. (1997) (Ed.). Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, Arnold, London
  • Pline, J.L. (1999) (Ed). Traffic Engineering Handbook. 5th ed., Institute of Transportation Engineers, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  • Transportation Research Board (2000). Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2000). National Research Council, Washington, DC.​