TBA4286 - Traffic Engineering and ITS


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Traffic flow theory. Capacity and quality of traffic flow. Traffic signal control. Intelligent transport systems and services (ITS). Traffic and driver information. Field equippment and technology issues. Collection, analysis and presentation of traffic data. Traffic flow related to efficiency, safety, environmental issues and road design. Traffic analysis and simulation models with focus on AIMSUN and SIDRA INTERSECTION. Vehicle technology and advanced driver support systems. Co-operative systems and automated driving. Privacy and ITS.

Learning outcome

Knowledge (The candidate should have knowledge of):

  • terminology, relations and theoretical models for traffic flow
  • relation between road user behaviour, road design and traffic flow
  • relevant ITS measures to improve traffic flow, safety and environment
  • international trends and development of the ITS area

Skills (The candidate is able to):

  • use and understand relevant equipment and approved methods to collect, process and analyse traffic data
  • use and understand approved methods to analyse quality of traffic flow
  • design different ITS measures and assess benefit, costs and other effects
  • use approved terminology and standardization within ITS

General competence (The candidate can):

  • assess traffic management schemes in a total and sustainable manner in relation to quality of traffic flow, environment, safety and costs
  • explain how different ITS measures influence road user behaviour and social development
  • give a clear and understandable presentation and documentation of analysis and evaluations
  • solve different tasks within quality of traffic flow and ITS on your own and as a part of a team

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, workshops and exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when non-Norwegian speaking students follow the subject.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project

Further on evaluation

A final written exam counts for 100 % of the subject grading, in letters. One larger project work and a certain number of ordinary exercises have to be approved to be eligible for the exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Books, reports and lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBM4383 2.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Building and construction technology
  • Highway Engineering
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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