2016 Environmental Transport Engineering

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Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Yai Tetsuo 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on research topics on Transport Engineering related to urban environment. This course covers 1) Air pollutant improvement measures analysed by road traffic micro-simulation, 2)Improvement of road space environment for bicycle, pedestrian and LAMAT, 3) Urban Transport environment and Public Transport System in developing countries, 4) Air Transport management System and airport peripheral environment, 5) Safety environment in underground expressway system, 6) Development of railway system, and so on.
This course explains a few research progresses on transport engineering, which are useful to solve the corresponding problems and this course enables students to understand practical-type researches. Likewise, this course gives students a clue of thinking on research agenda before they initiate their own research.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand environmental problems related to various transport systems such as road, railway, air transport, airport, bicycle and locally adapted, modified and advanced transport (LAMAT).
2) Motivate themselves for research by understanding the specific research progresses in environmental transport engineering.
3) Explain outlines of analytical tools of environmental transport engineering, such as micro-simulation, driving simulator analysis, observation and statistical analysis, and so on.


Transportation Engineering, Urban Environment, Micro-simulation, Driving Simulator, Cycling Simulator, Road Space Design, Air Transport System

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, the outline of the class is briefly explained. Discussions are often facilitated in the class. Students are required to submit a report on research agenda related to ETE and present it in the last class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of Class and Historical Overview of Environmental ransport Engineering (ETE) Confirmation of scope of Environmental Transport Engineering
Class 2 Road Traffic Engineering and Microsimulation Study
Class 3 Road Safety and Driving Simulator Study
Class 4 Bicycle Transport and Simulator Development, Road Space Design
Class 5 Air Transport Management System and Airport Engineering
Class 6 Intercity and Intracity Railway Transport System
Class 7 Urban Transport System in Developing Countries
Class 8 Presentation and Discussion on Research Proposal


No required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Student's course score is based on exercise problems & discussion (30%) and final report & presentation (70%).

Related courses

  • UDE.P402 : Theory of Regional Planning and Process
  • UDE.P403 : Urban Planning
  • GEG.E402 : Urban Environment
  • CVE.D402 : Transportation Network Analysis
  • CVE.D401 : Mathematical Modeling of Individual Choice Behavior

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.



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