TBM4383 - Traffic modelling


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Theoretical basis and use of traffic- and transport models.

Advanced traffic flow theory and transport analysis.

Use of simulation and modelling tools to evaluate quality of traffic flow, route choice, energy, emissions and travel behavior.

Models for traveller behavior and estimation of traffic safety effects.

Learning outcome

Knowledge (The candidate should have knowledge of):

  • Driving forces and factors which affects travel behavior
  • Theoretical basis of traffic- and transport models
  • Verification, calibration and validation of models
  • Practical use of traffic- and transport models
  • Traffic signals and priority
  • Traffic safety models

Skills (The candidate is able to):

  • Arrange data, establish model and carry out model calculations to estimate impact of infrastructure and other transport schemes
  • Select appropriate model for different issues
  • Interpret, understand and communicate results from model calculations
  • Assess limitations, uncertainty and sensitivity in results from models

General competence (The candidate can):

  • Use results from model calculations as a basis for an overall decision basis for sustainable transport solutions
  • Approach professional discussions within transport, both public and disciplinary, with critical curiosity
  • Solve tasks both 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

A final written exam counts for 70 % of the subject grading. One larger project work counts for 30%. A certain number of ordinary exercises and activities 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
TBA4291 2.0 AUTUMN 2023
TBA4286 2.0 AUTUMN 2023
TBA4320 1.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • 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 *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 C 2024-05-27 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 8
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 C 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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