Traffic Safety Management, 6 credits

Traffic Safety Management, 6 hp

TNK091

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ghazwan Al-Haji

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 57 h
Recommended self-study hours: 103 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Norrköping E
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Norrköping C

Main field of study

Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme
  • Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for master programme/master level.

Intended learning outcomes

Road traffic accidents are a worldwide public health and economic problem. The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge about traffic safety theories, causes, problems and countermeasures.
After completion of the course the student will be able to

  • Understand the size, quality and the trend of the road safety problem in different societies.
  • Identify the main accident factors, exposure and accident risks.
  • Determine which factors influence the number and severity of accidents.
  • Study and evaluate different applications e.g. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that enhance road safety.
  • Set up a national traffic safety activity plan over 5-15 years period of time.

Course content

The course is divided into two parts of which the first covers factors of importance to road safety as well as their effects on traffic safety:

  • Traffic safety and society development in a global perspective
  • Speed and safety
  • Alcohol and driving
  • Motorcyclists safety
  • Pedestrians and cyclists safety
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Driver education and licensing
  • Traffic police management
  • Road safety campaigns
  • Traffic engineering
  • Vehicle safety
  • ITS applications in road safety
The second part will be an analysis of the traffic safety situation on a regional or national level covering:
  • Setting up of activity plans for safety and analysis of its effects
  • Set up of a National Traffic Safety Program

    Teaching and working methods

    The course includes lectures and group works. Each group of students should prepare seminar presentation by the end of each part of the course and be opponents on each other’s papers.

    Examination

    UPG3Written project work and oral presentation3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
    UPG2Assignment1 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
    UPG1Written project work and oral presentation2 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Department

    Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Erik Bergfeldt

    Examiner

    Ghazwan Al-Haji

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 57 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 103 h

    Course literature

    Additional literature

    Books

    • Evans, Leonard, (2004) Traffic safety
      ISBN: 0975487108
      Bloomfield Hills, Mich. : Science Serving Society, c2004.
    • Evans, Leonard, (1991) Traffic safety and the driver
      ISBN: 0442001630
      New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1991.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG3 Written project work and oral presentation 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG2 Assignment 1 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG1 Written project work and oral presentation 2 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Evans, Leonard, (2004) Traffic safety

ISBN: 0975487108

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. : Science Serving Society, c2004.

Evans, Leonard, (1991) Traffic safety and the driver

ISBN: 0442001630

New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1991.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2
UPG3

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
X
UPG3

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
UPG3

                            
4.4 Designing
X
UPG3

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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