TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND SAFETY
Traffic Engineering is a branch of civil engineering dealing with the design, operation and management of transportation facilities. Traffic operations and management are vital in traffic engineering, so that users move smoothly and efficiently on the facilities. Hence, this course will provide essential engineering knowledge in traffic engineering, which covers the fundamentals required for practitioners at the entry level to the industry. This course introduces students to applications of traffic engineering as part of civil engineering design and construction to accommodate future traffic demand. The scope of study includes the importance of traffic engineering, traffic flow elements, highway capacity analysis, traffic management and control, traffic safety, road safety audit and intersection design.
- Teacher: Kamarudin Ambak
Basic principles of fluid mechanics help engineers to study and analyze all sorts of fluid-related problems, ranging from statics and dynamics of fluid to flow in pipe networks. This course introduces students to the principles of fluid mechanics and application of the concept to typical civil engineering problems including flow in pipes, fluid measurement, and computation of fluid forces.
The student should know how to apply theories of hydraulics, methods and application of hydraulic designs either experimentally or in actual situation.
In Civil Engineering Hydraulics, the understanding of fluid properties and behavior in different civil engineering applications, such as flow of water through canals for irrigation, hydraulic structure and the application of pump and turbine are of importance. This course introduces students to the application of principles of fluid mechanics in civil, water and environmental engineering, especially hydraulic structures such as channel and weir. Scopes of study include introduction to open channel flow, uniform and non-uniform flows in open channel, specific energy and control section, and hydraulic structures and machinery.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the concept of uniform and non-uniform flows in open channel, hydraulic structure and machinery (C4, PLO4).
2. Discuss technically the given open channel hydraulics problems (P3, PLO2).
3. Respond in group effectively in solving uniform and non-uniform flows problems (A3, PLO5).