BA8615 - Traffic Safety and Road User Behaviour


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 1 hours E
Assignments 50/100

Course content

The course covers the most important theories and models used in traffic safety research and traffic psychology to describe and understand road user behaviour with emphasis on driver performance.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have knowledge of: -accident theories used in traffic safety, -theories and models to describe and understand road user behaviour. Skills: The candidate is able to: -reflect on and discuss the theories of this course, -make practical applications of the theory. General competence: The candidate can: -identify the research front of this field, -communicate this course’s theories, methods and applications both written and oral.

Learning methods and activities

The course is lectured when needed for the department's own PhD-students, but is also available for others when being taught. The course is lectured at seminars and as a guided self-study. The mandatory exercises include presentation of parts of the curriculum at seminars with other students, teachers and researchers. In addition, a project report should be written presenting and discussing the curriculum and its relevance for own doctorate project. Lectures and exercises will be given in English for students in this course who do not speak Norwegian. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

No formal requirements with regard to specific courses. Note, however, that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

The reading list is decided for each course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Risk Analysis
  • Psychology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignments 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignments 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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