Introduction to Traffic Engineering


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Dirk Kemper

Chief Engineer


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Course Language: German

The course "Introduction to Traffic Engineering" is relevant for these courses of study:

More detailed information can be found in the respective Examination Regulations in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University.

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Course Description

The introductory course uses selected case studies from the various engineering fields to show students what tasks and problems exist in traffic engineering. The focus of the course is on documenting these examples in a generally understandable way and, in doing so, showing which special engineering qualifications were necessary to solve the tasks and problems for the specific example, so that the students receive a requirements profile for their future work.

Learning Objectives

  • Establish content-related understanding of engineering tasks and their task handling
  • Create and consolidate an understanding of the requirements profile for the engineering handling of projects
  • On behalf of the ISAC: Consideration of traffic safety aspects in the field of road engineering


Course Scope

  • Credit Points:2
  • Lecture: 2 SWS


Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Markus Oeser

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Nießen, Chair of Railways and Transport Economics and Institute of Transport Sciences

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Kuhnimhof, Chair and Institute of Urban Engineering and Urban Transport

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein, Institute for Automotive Engineering

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Sauer, Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

Research Assistants

Moritz Berghaus, M. Sc. RWTH

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Kemper