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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

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

The Transportation Planning Process
Land Use and Transport Systems
Factors Effecting Travel Demand
Forecasting Travel Demand
Transportation Modes and Factors in Mode Choice
Evaluating Transport Alternatives
Sustainable Transport Planning
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.

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

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

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