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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces the concepts of traffic engineering and explains the fundamental principles of traffic flow theory and analysis. Develops the ability to conduct traffic capacity analysis for various types of roads and intersections. An understanding of road safety is also developed.

Unit content

Introduction to Traffic Engineering 
Road Safety Audits 
Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow 
Types of Intersections
Intersection Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Highway Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Traffic Impact Assessments

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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 Knowledge of a 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 Knowledge of a discipline
3 use traffic analysis software to analyse a traffic engineering problem Knowledge of a discipline
4 identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
5 understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues Knowledge of a discipline
6 explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety. Communication and social skills

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: Knowledge of a 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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. use traffic analysis software to analyse a traffic engineering problem
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.