Course detail

Traffic Engineering (KON)

FAST-NMB014Acad. year: 2020/2021

Basic theory of traffic flow, capacity calculations of road sections and crossroads.
Use of new control technologies for capacity raise and traffic monitoring.
Data collection and data processing in traffic flow and in public transport.
Basis of microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow model.


Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students understand principles of traffic flow phenomena, and they get knowledge of traffic engineering methods. They are able to collect traffic data, process and analyze them. They know capacity calculations, forecasting, traffic control and organisation.


Text processing, spreadsheets, elementary knowledge of CAD, mathematics, physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Traffic surveys.
2. Traffic surveys.
3. Traffic count.
4. Traffic count.
5. Capacity calculations – traffic light controlled intersections.
6. Capacity calculations – traffic light controlled intersections.
7. Capacity calculations – uncontrolled intersections.
8. Capacity calculations – uncontrolled intersections.
9. Capacity calculations – roundabouts.
10. Capacity calculations – roundabouts.


Principles of traffic engineering, traffic flow theory, traffic data collection and processing, capacity calculations, forecasting, traffic control and organisation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIK Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer