This course addresses the design, operation, control and management of transportation facilities. Topics covered include geometric design of roadways, capacity analysis for freeway segments, signal timing and design, and intersection design and layout. Students will be introduced to a number of traffic analysis and traffic simulation software, including the TRANSIMS model and SYNCHRO/SimTraffic. As a part of this course, students will be required to undertake a comprehensive term project that would involve detailed analysis and/or simulation of a given transportation facility. This course is dual-listed with CIE 536.
This course provides an overview of occupational ergonomics, the science that uses knowledge of human capabilities and limitations to improve the design of the work environment. It will cover relevant human anatomy, physical human capabilities in terms of physiology and biomechanics, and will use this information to practice ergonomics in occupational and research settings. This course is the same as BE 436.