M.Sc. Traffic Management

With 26 years of our experience, we firmly believe that Road Safety forms the basis of a scientifically managed traffic management system, and therefore the science of traffic management needs to be promoted, not only in India but also in other emerging economies of our region. Based upon our 26 years of research and data collected therefrom, time is opportune to transform this rich literature into formal academic methodology by creating the first ever Masters programme in Traffic Management. Our curriculum lay emphasis on a safe systems approach in all the domains of traffic management and is affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana. Such a program would support human resource development for many organisations such as concessionaires who are building and maintaining our highways, transport department, police personnel, insurance agencies, fleet management organisations, real estate management organisations and those in the field of transport planning, urban development amongst others.

To create capabilities of individuals in domains of traffic management and develop the scientific basic of comprehensively integrating the subject areas

To create capabilities of individuals to understand the basis and complexities of the following domains of Traffic
Management through the process of research, globally applied best practices, recognizing national and local needs:

1. Traffic Engineering
2. Forensic Science in Crash Investigation Pedagogy:
3. Human Factors in Crash Investigation
4. Driver Training and Management
5. Post-crash Management
6. Traffic Legislation and Codes of Practice
7. Traffic Enforcement
8. Road Safety Awareness and Education

This research-based and need-based education will help individuals, rise to become traffic managers, support academic and research organizations, enhance their capabilities in order that scientific operations of road traffic is catalysed, injury and death occurring due to road crashes are minimised.

The M.Sc in Traffic Management is based upon the Safe Systems Approach which inculcates in individuals the understanding to manage complex and dynamic interaction between operating speeds, vehicles, road infrastructure and road user behaviour in a holistic and integrated manner so that road traffic moves in the most disciplined and

Program Structure:

This is a two year program spread over four semesters. In the first year the students have core papers. While in the second and third semesters they have electives in the form of Discipline specific and Open or Interdisciplinary
Electives along with the Core Papers. A core paper is a compulsory paper to be studied by a candidate as a core requirement to complete the requirements of a degree. The Discipline Specific Elective is a paper where in a candidate can choose from a pool of papers from the main discipline which supports the course. They are also mandatory as per course curriculum. Whereas an Open Elective paper is chosen generally from an un–related discipline with an intention to seek exposure.

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR (2 semesters)

  • Fundamentals of Transport Planning
  • Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering and Control
  • Human Behaviour & Driver Training
  • Traffic Data Analysis
  • Traffic Management Lab-1(Traffic Data Collection)
  • Traffic Management Lab-2(Traffic Engineering)
  • Traffic Legislation & Codes of Practice
  • Road Safety Audit & Safer Road Environment
  • Crash Investigation & Forensic Engineering
  • Traffic Management Lab Course III(Crash Investigation)
  • Traffic Management Lab Course
  • IV(Road Safety Audit and ITS) Curriculum Discipline Specific Electives
  • Insurance and Compensation
  • Logistics & Fleet Management
  • Road Safety Crisis Management

Additionally one OPEN ELECTIVE/ INTERDISCIPLINARY subject also needs to be selected by the students in the second semester
Compulsory Summer vacation Training/ Internship for 4 weeks

SECOND YEAR (2 semesters)

  • Road Safety Awareness/Education and Planning for Vulnerable Road Users
  • Traffic Enforcement & Control
  • Advanced Traffic Engineering, Speed management & ITS
  • Traffic Management Lab Course – V(Advanced Traffic Engineering )
  • Safe Systems Approach & Policy Formation
  • Post-Crash Care & Rehabilitation
  • Project Work and Report Discipline Specific Electives
  • Highway Asset Management & Road Safety Financing
  • Vehicle Standard and Safety
  • Public Private Partnerships and Non-Government Interventions