TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

CIV4TE

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the field of transportation engineering through a variety of contemporary topics, including transport systems and transport modes, traffic flow fundamentals, traffic flow theory, analysis of unsignalised intersections, roundabouts, and signalized intersections, capacity and level of service, transport survey, and transport modelling. Public transport and non-motorised transport are discussed along with intelligent transport systems. Road safety issues and counter measures are also considered. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 and 3.6.




SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLong Truong

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites STM2EPS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of Highway Engineering and Traffic AnalysisRecommendedMannering and Washburn (2016)Wiley
ReadingsGuide to Traffic Management Part 2: Traffic TheoryRecommendedAustroads (2015)Austroads

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate transport system characteristics and issues for different transport modes.

Activities:
Transport system characteristics and issues of transport modes, including road safety, are introduced in lectures and discussed in workshops. Students' capabilities are assessed in the final exam.

02. Apply the fundamentals of traffic flow to solve real-world problems.

Activities:
Traffic flow fundamentals and applications are introduced in lectures and further practiced in workshops. Students' capabilities are assessed in a project report and the final exam.

03. Evaluate capacity of unsignalised intersections and roundabouts, and design traffic signal timings for signalised intersections.

Activities:
Principles of unsignalised intersection and roundabout analysis and traffic signal design are given in lectures and further practiced in workshops. Students' capabilities are assessed in a project report and the final exam.

04. Design and undertake transport surveys, and analyse the survey data.

Activities:
Transport survey methods are introduced in lectures and further discussed in workshops. Students' capabilities are assessed in a project report.

05. Identify and implement suitable techniques for various transport modelling tasks.

Activities:
Transport modelling concepts are introduced in lectures and practiced in workshops. Students' capabilities are assessed in the final exam.

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Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLong Truong

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual project (equivalent to 1,000 words)20 02
Two group projects (equivalent to 1,500 words per student, total)30 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLong Truong

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual project (equivalent to 1,000 words)20 02
Two group projects (equivalent to 1,500 words per student, total)30 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 05