KSU5417 Road Safety EngineeringBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs URBAN SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (TURKISH, THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
KSU5417 Road Safety Engineering Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi NİLGÜN CAMKESEN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Giving the following abilities:

-Definition of road safety problem
-Understanding accident statistics
-Improving accident precautions
-Evaluating safety improving programmes

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Traffic safety is one of the important engineering issue in the world. This subject aims to provide a background about this issue. Also it provides a very important alternative to students that want to have expertise about road safety.

Course Content

Description of the safety issue, optimum standard concept in safety, programs for safety amendment, and their applications, driver’s expectations in safety design. Determination of inappropriate designs and the methodologies utilized for determination. Design principles in beveling. Design of cross-sectional elements considering safety principles. Design of intersections. Operational analysis. Design measures for illumination systems. Railway crossings. Traffic control and warning requirements. Standards. Measures for safety of road construction and maintenance activities. Traffic signs. Safety principles in the positioning of signs.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Characteristics and importance of road safety problems: evaluation by the phases of national and globally
2) Safety management systems
3) Human factor in road safety
4) Hazardous road cases
5) Analyzing and determining the problems of road accident statistics
6) Improving of safety precautions
7) Road design and safety
8) Safety of level and overpass intersections
9) Road signalization and lighting
10) Safety implementations in road meintenance and construction
11) Traffic management
12) Trackside design, trackside barriers and crash cushions
13) Evaluating of road safety problems
14) Future research necessities and general evaluation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Derste verilen notlar / lecture notes
References: Safer Roads: A Guide to Road Safety Engineering. Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing,

The Handbook of Road Safety Measures,

Roadside Design Guide,

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 0
Quizzes 4 % 10
Homework Assignments 5 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 10 6 60
Homework Assignments 5 20 100
Quizzes 4 10 40
Midterms 1 30 30
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 270

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Improving and enhancing information in expertise level on the concept of transportation licence level abilities in terms of transportation department and related departments. 5
2) Having detailed information about current technics, methods and their constraints in transportation engineering. 4
3) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions 4
4) Completing and implementing information with limited datas, integrating informations of different discipline datas
5) Estabilishing engineering problems, improving methods for solution, implementing new methods in solutions
6) New/origin idea and method implementing, improving new solutions in system, part and process designs.
7) Understanding process and results of studies, presenting the datas oral and written in related department on national and international scales, understanding a foreign language, having speaking, writing and reading level at least Europan Language Portfolio B2.
8) Understanding social and environmental phases of technological implementations. Listing ability of current technics, methods, effects, constraints and results of technological implementations.
9) Considering social-scientific-ethic values in collecting-understanding-implementing-presenting phases and all activities.
10) Having information detailed and deeply by implemented researching in technology, evaluating and implementing of information
11) Developing method for defined technological problems and implementing innovative methods in solutions.
12) Modelling and implementing of experimental investigations, solving of complex cases in this process