CVEN40060 Transport Modelling

Academic Year 2021/2022

(1) The fundamentals of Transport Modelling:
- Understanding the theories behinds travel choice behaviour
- The classic 4 stage model, models used in Ireland
- Activity based & Multi-agent-based modelling
- What are the data requirements and sources of data for transport models and how is the data collected?
- The model estimation, calibration and validation process
- Critiques of the four-stage modelling
- Microsimulation models
- Disaggregate models
- How is modelling used in policy formulation and appraisal?

2) Modelling the Future of Transport and Mobility

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to describe the importance of transport modelling and the importance of the availability of good data in developing sustainable transport policy.
2. Students will understand modelling approaches and will be able to describe and use the 4 stage model and other modelling approaches.
3. Students will understand how data is collected for transport modelling and how to design surveys.
4. Become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of different modelling techniques & concepts
5. Students will gain an insight into the operation of quantitative analysis in transport planning (e.g. the derivation, operation and application of different types of models, and the estimation, calibration and validation process).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The students will engage in problem-based learning in this module as they will work on solving transport problems. There is also a significant element of active learning, both formative and summative as students must engage in group discussions and debates within class and are required to present their case study work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Coursework Exercises Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Examination: In class exam (online) Week 12 Yes Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Ortúzar, J de Dios, and Willumsen, L., G. (2011) Modelling Transport, 4th Edition
Janic, M. (2016) Transport Systems: Modelling, Planning, and Evaluation
Hensher, D., A., and Button, K., J. (2007) Handbook of Transport Modelling: Volume 1
Name Role
Dr Páraic Carroll Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Computer Aided Lab Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 30 Fri 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 13:00 - 13:50