TRN543 - Traffic Engineering Technology

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Subject Title
Traffic Engineering Technology

Subject Description

This course will equip students with fundamental knowledge and practices within traffic engineering technology. Topics include traffic data collection; legislation, regulations and by-laws; traffic control devices, including warrants, guidelines and applications for traffic control measures; signalized intersection capacity analysis; and neighbourhood traffic calming practices. The use of specialized traffic capacity analysis software will serve as a core function of this course. Students will optimize a coordinated network of signalized intersections as a major term project.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Design a data collection plan to record traffic observations in the field.
  • Collect traffic field data to produce evidence for traffic engineering purposes.
  • Analyze primary and secondary traffic data to inform traffic engineering recommendations.
  • Explain traffic engineering legislation, regulation, by-laws and guidelines applicable to traffic operations.
  • Apply technical mathematics to model impacts of traffic operations and mitigative design changes.
  • Recommend traffic calming measures on local streets to improve neighbourhood safety.
  • Use specialized traffic capacity analysis software to model impacts of traffic operations and mitigative design changes.
  • Determine suitability of traffic signal control at an intersection using standard evaluation criteria.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.