CIVIL-324 / 3 credits

Teacher: Zhang Kenan

Language: English


An introduction to urban public transport system planning, operations and management.


The course consists of three modules: fixed-route transit and railway, mobility-on-demand service, and multi-modal travel system. The modules will cover the main characteristics and key design problem of each type of service


fixed route transit planning; railway operations; mobility service system design

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

CIVIL-355 Introduction to transportation systems (Ba4)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define and describe major forms of urban public transport
  • Elaborate key concepts and fundamentals in the planning, operation and management of public transport systems
  • Carry out design of stylised public transport systems

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra with assisted exercises, course group projects

Expected student activities

Attending lectures, doing assignments and project, preparing for exames

Assessment methods

  • Assignments: 20%
  • Project: 30%
  • Final exam: 50%


Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Urban public transport systems
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: mandatory

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