CEN3011 Highway EngineeringBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN3011 Highway Engineering Fall 3 0 3 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AHMET SERHAN KIRLANGIÇ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi DİLRÜBA ÖZMEN ERTEKİN
Course Objectives: 1. To provide the student with tools and methods to design, plan, and
analyze transportation systems

2. To teach students how to design a highway project including all
major phases of planning and design

3. Introduce students to basic transportation planning steps

4. Introduce students to various urban traffic engineering design and

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learn the design steps of a highway

Understand the dynamic interaction of the driver, roadway, and vehicle
whenever we design transportation facilities

Learn how to prepare and present a professional project

Understand the tasks of the transportation planning process

Course Content

Transportation system characteristics, traffic engineering, traffic operations,
transportation planning, highway geometric design, pavement design,
highway safety

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction and Background
2) Highway - Vehicle Performance
3) Highway - Vehicle Performance
4) Geometric Design of Highways
5) Geometric Design of Highways
6) Geometric Design of Highways
8) Geometric Design of Highways
9) Review
10) Traffic Stream Flow Models and Equations
11) Capacity and Level of Service Analysis of Highways
12) Capacity and Level of Service Analysis of Highways
13) Highway Travel Demand Forecasting Models, Emerging and Popular Topics; ITS, Impacts, GIS In Transportation
14) Highway Travel Demand Forecasting Models, Emerging and Popular Topics; ITS, Impacts, GIS In Transportation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Transportation Engineering & Planning by Papacostas and Prevedouros


Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 2 % 60
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 12 3 36
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Midterms 2 2 4
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 113

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) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 2
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 2
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 5
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 1
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 3
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety.
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 1