Part of this Programme
Civil Engineering (2nd cycle)
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Master Degree | Semestral | 5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
138 | 48
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1.Modes of Transportation: technical and operational characteristics
2.Systems of Traffic Management: Fundamental elements of performance.
3.Transportation infrastructures as elements structuring the system
4.Engineering of Road Traffic: capacity and levels of service.
5.Public Passenger Transportation: configuration and evaluation of performance.
6.Management of Transportation Systems: Planning, techniques and final objectives.
7.Transportaion of Soil Uses: Sustainable mobility.
Study of systems of transportation in their general features, focussing on the problematic of each means of
transportation. The fundamental objective of this course is to sensitize future civil engineers for the importance of
the transportation system in the lives of people,as well as to make them recognize the principal factors relating to
the supply and demand in the transportation systems
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The approval on this course presupposes the acquisition of fundamental knowledge regarding the diverse types of transportation, as far as their technical characteristics, modes of operation and management of infrastructures of support. The students should also acquire more in depth competencies in the areas of Traffic Engineering and of Management of Transportation Systems. Furthermore,this course aims to sensitize the students for the need of a comprehension and a mode of acting able to cross several areas of study, and for a coordination of the various interventions in the area of transportation
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical/practical classes (3h)
The teaching method followed by thus CU is one of lectures, discussion sessions about themes presented by the teacher, and resolution of theoretical/practical problems for the dimensioning of components of transportation systems.
The evaluation of knowledge in thus CU is done through continuous evaluation and an individual written exam. The students that do not pass the continuous evaluation have to write a final exam.
The approval on the course implies an average not bellow 9.5, in one of both evaluation formats. Those that opt for continuous evaluation (tests) shall have as the final mark the average of marks obtained in the various moments of evaluation during the semester. Case this average be inferior to 9.5 the students shall undergo a final exam where they shall have to have at lest 9.5 to seek approval.
-Documents gathered by the teacher
-Modes of Transportation
-Systems of Traffic Management
-Management of traffic systems