Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 28.02.2022 - 10.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English, Finnish, Swedish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • 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 for whole curriculum period:

    • Individual home assignments (55%)
    • Group work (45%)

    The course will be assessed with the scale 0-5. To pass the course (grade 1), a student has to achieve at least

    • 45% in "Individual home assignments"
    • 50% in "Individual home assignments" + "Group work"

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • Contact sessions 34 h
    • Individual home exercises 56 h
    • Group-work 44 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.