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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

have completed 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Unit aim

Introduces the concepts of traffic engineering and explains the fundamental principles of traffic flow theory and analysis. Explains methods for forecasting travel demand and the concepts involved in traffic capacity analysis for various types of roads and intersections. An understanding of road safety is also developed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Traffic Engineering 
Topic 2: Road Safety Audits 
Topic 3: Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow 
Topic 4: Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting
Topic 5: Introduction to Intersection Control 
Topic 6: Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Topic 7: Signalised Intersections  and Signal Coordination

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traffic engineering and the contextual factors which influence decision making within the discipline
2 analyse traffic and transport systems including traffic variables such as travel demand, existing traffic volumes, traffic generation and distribution, intersection analysis, road capacity analysis, saturation and level of service.
3 Use traffic analysis software to analyse traffic engineering problem.
4 identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches.
5 understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues.
6 Explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traffic engineering and the contextual factors which influence decision making within the discipline
    • GA4:
  2. analyse traffic and transport systems including traffic variables such as travel demand, existing traffic volumes, traffic generation and distribution, intersection analysis, road capacity analysis, saturation and level of service.
    • GA4:
  3. Use traffic analysis software to analyse traffic engineering problem.
    • GA4:
  4. identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues.
    • GA4:
  6. Explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.
    • GA6: