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Introduction to Urban Traffic Engineering CIVL 2151

Civil Engineering Course

Course details

Introduces fundamentals of traffic engineering with particular reference to the urban scene. Topics include movement and storage of vehicles on road systems, driver, vehicle and traffic stream characteristics, highway and intersection capacity, intersection and parking layout, data collection techniques and traffic control.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of CIVL 2151 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85387


Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85387
  • $767.67
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Trafficware Synchro software is provided to students on the classroom computers during the class duration. For more info please visit:


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Conduct numerous traffic observational studies.
  • Prepare traffic control design schemes.
  • Prepare traffic signal timing plans.
  • Determine the capacity and level of service of a roadway or intersection.
  • Determine the expected traffic impacts from land development.
  • Analyze historical crash information to identify safety problems.
  • Understand elements of geometric design for roadways and intersections.
  • Present their findings and proposed solutions in brief oral presentations or in written

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

Introduction to Urban Traffic Engineering (CIVL 2151) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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