CPT896 - Transport Analysis

SchoolCardiff School of Planning and Geography
Department CodeCPLAN0
Module CodeCPT896
External Subject CodeK460
Number of Credits20
Language of DeliveryEnglish
Module Leader Dr Dimitris Potoglou
SemesterAutumn Semester
Academic Year2013/4

Outline Description of Module


This module introduces students to a set of analytical approaches which are frequently used in transport planning practice. This includes analysis of travel behaviour which aims to provide an introduction to research designs and strategies for understanding travel behaviour, acquisition and analysis of relevant data through practical exercises and transport surveys for collecting primary data. Particular emphasis is given on transport surveys for collecting revealed and stated preferences, which have been prominent in travel behaviour research. Designing such surveys and analysing the data they generate form an important part of this module.



On completion of the module a student should be able to

 By the end of the module students should be able to: 

  1. recognise and understand approaches and methods in travel behaviour research;
  2. apply skills in the analysis of travel behaviour data using some statistical and graphical methods;
  3. understand the strengths and weaknesses of revealed and stated preference data;  

How the module will be delivered

 The module will be delivered by lectures and computer lab practical sessions.


Skills that will be practised and developed


How the module will be assessed

Central to the course will be a major project which will require application of transport planning software for the study of urban transport issues.  

Essay - 40%
Report - 50% 
Group Presentation - 10%




Assessment Breakdown

Type % Title Duration(hrs) Period Week
Written Assessment 40
N/A 1 N/A
Written Assessment 50
N/A 1 N/A
Presentation 10
Group Presentation
N/A 1 N/A

Syllabus content

Essential Reading and Resource List

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