Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103045752009Public TransportElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Public transportation becomes main mode in cities. The aim of this lecture is to introduce Public transportation to solve traffic problems and to satisfy peoples’ mobility needs.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Yalçın ALVER
Learning Outcomes
11. To have information about the types of public transport and rail public transport
22. To have the necessary information about the planning of public transport
33. To have information about the management of public transport systems
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5
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Urban transportation modes; bus and rail transportation alternatives. Urban transport and its characteristics. Planning public transit. Public transit operations and service scheduling. Transit lines, planning of public transit stop/station locations. Management and coordination of public transit.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Urban transportation modes
3Bus and rail transportation alternatives.
4Urban transport and its characteristics
5Planning public transit
6Planning public transit
7Public transit operations and service scheduling
8Midterm exam
9Transit lines, planning of public transit stop/station locations.
10Transit lines, planning of public transit stop/station locations.
11Management and coordination of public transit.
12Management and coordination of public transit.
13Advanced transit information systems
14Advanced transit information systems
15Presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
WHITE, P., “Public Transport” UCL Press, 1995. VUHIC, V.R., “Urban Transportation Systems and Technologyh” Printice Hall, 1990. VUHIC, V.R., “Urban Transit Operations, Planning, and Economics” Printice Hall, 2005.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Seminar199
Individual Study for Mid term Examination19090
Individual Study for Final Examination19595
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO15 5 3         
LO24 5 5         
LO34 5 4         
LO43 5 5         
LO55 5 4         
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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