Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


A student who has passed the course is able to

  • Describe the main characteristics of traffic flow
  • Represent traffic phenomena using different methods and tools
  • Recognise how traffic congestion starts and propagate
  • Select and apply appropriate methods and techniques for analysing traffic-related problems
  • Interpret and elaborate different type of traffic data
  • Follow scientific literature in traffic flow theory

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 08.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Claudio Roncoli

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Claudio Roncoli

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Basic characteristics of traffic flow
    • Tools for analysing traffic behavior and characteristics
    • Macroscopic and microscopic modelling of traffic flow
    • Analysis of traffic operations for various facilities

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Calculation exercises, home assignments and project assignment.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Contact sessions 40 h
    • Exercises 55 h
    • Group-work 40 h


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Yhd-71.3240 Liikennevirran ominaisuudet

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action



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