TBM4281 - Basic Traffic Flow Theory and Transport Analysis


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

Theories and terminology for analyses in traffic management, traffic safety and transport demand.

Introduction to transport demand calculations, including all modes and purposes.

Calculations and analyses of traffic management and traffic safety in the road system.

This is a basic course on which following road and transport related courses build.

Learning outcome


The students should know:

  • Four step method for transport demand model
  • Traffic flow theory
  • Principles of traffic management, including signal controls
  • Traffic safety and risk connected with road transport
  • Extent reasons and impacts of traffic accidents


The students would be able to:

  • Carry out basic transport demand calculation
  • Carry out capacity calculations for traffic on road stretches and intersection
  • Create phase plans in signal controlled intersections
  • Analyze accident places and choice of measures to increase traffic safety

General competence

The students can:

  • Use spreadsheet (Excel)
  • Interpret relevant information from different data sources and relevant analyses
  • Present and document analyses and evaluations in a clear and structured way

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and assignments.

Obligatory activities.

Information about the Curriculum will be given when the course starts.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Obligatory assignments must be approved in order to attend the exam. Written exam accounts for 100% of the grade. Written exam may be changed into oral in case of a re-sit exam.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Shorter memos in English and Norwegian. Lectures and assignments

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

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 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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