1. Sustainable Urban Transport Planning
Concept of sustainability and its relevance to urban transport; Introduction to Sustainable Transport; Indicators of Sustainable Transport; modelling and analytical techniques to measure and analyze sustainability of transportation projects and policies; Urban and Land use planning for Sustainable Transport; Modelling and Planning for Public transport, and Non-Motorized Transport; impact of factors related to perception/aspirations, travel behaviour, on development and promotion of sustainable transport.
2. Modeling Transport and Traffic
Approaches to travel demand modelling; trip based modelling approach, activity based travel demand modelling, land use-transport, models; traffic flow theory; deterministic and stochastic models of traffic flows; delay and saturation flow models; pedestrian flow modeling; optimization of public transport system
3. Transportation Statistics and Micro-simulation
Role of statistics in transportation engineering; graphical methods for displaying transportation data; numerical summary measures; random variables in transportation; common probability distributions in transportation; use of sampling and hypothesis testing in transportation; use of ANOVA; regression models for transportation; Bayesian approaches to transportation data analysis; traffic micro-simulation models, analysing micro-simulation outputs, performance measures.
4. Traffic Engineering
Traffic flow elements and its characterization: vehicle characteristics, human factors, infrastructure elements, capacity and LoS concepts, Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methods. Uninterrupted Traffic Flow: speed-flow-density relationships, multi-regime models, car-following, lane-changing, simulation framework. Interrupted Traffic Flow: signal design, shock-wave theory, gap acceptance behavior, delay and queue analysis. Design of traffic facilities: expressways, signalized and un-signalized intersections, interchanges, parking, signs and markings.
5. Urban Transportation Systems Planning
Introduction to transportation planning systems approach to transportation planning, Types of models, concept of travel demand and supply, various factors affecting transportation planning. Study area definition, zoning principles, cordon and screen lines.
6. Public Transportation Systems Planning
Modes of public transportation and application of each to urban travel needs; comparison of transit modes and selection of technology for transit service; transit planning, estimating demand in transit planning studies, demand modeling, development of generalized cost, RP & SP data and analysis techniques; functional design and costing of transit routes, models for planning of transit routes, scheduling; management and operations of transit systems; integrated public transport planning; operational, institutional, and physical integration; models for integrated planning; case studies.
7. Geo-informatics in Transportation Engineering
Concept of GIS, GPS, and RS, land use and transportation data, database development, map generation and analysis, transportation network development and algorithms, transportation models and their applications in GIS, GIS-T applications. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). some case studies