TBA4286 - Traffic Engineering and ITS


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100 A
School exam 70/100 4 hours C

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

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and assignment (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Books, reports and lecture notes.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 C 2022-05-31 15:00
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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