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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Pre-requisites

Any 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering OR Any 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning

Unit aim

Introduces students to the techniques and processes to analyse regional, urban and national transport systems to develop solutions to complex transport planning problems. The unit aims to develop the students' understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems and how to plan and design transport systems considering environmental impacts, sustainability and efficiency of transport solutions.

Unit content

Topic 1: The Transportation Planning Process
Topic 2: Land Use and Transport Systems
Topic 3: Factors Effecting Travel Demand
Topic 4: Forecasting Travel Demand
Topic 5: Evaluating Transport Alternatives
Topic 6: Sustainable Transport Planning
Topic 7: Freight Movement, Impacts and Planning

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 display an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems.
2 demonstrate an awareness of sustainable transport and how to assess environmental and community impacts.
3 understand the planning and design processes required in providing transport infrastructure.
4 identify, formulate and solve transport related problems, and evaluate solutions against technical, environmental, economic and social criteria.
5 demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.
6 use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences.
7 have a full appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities involved in transport engineering including associated social, economic and environmental issues.

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

  1. display an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems.
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an awareness of sustainable transport and how to assess environmental and community impacts.
    • GA4:
  3. understand the planning and design processes required in providing transport infrastructure.
    • GA4:
  4. identify, formulate and solve transport related problems, and evaluate solutions against technical, environmental, economic and social criteria.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.
    • GA6:
  6. use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences.
    • GA6:
  7. have a full appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities involved in transport engineering including associated social, economic and environmental issues.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.