This unit of study aims to provide an introduction to transport systems and is assumed knowledge for the third year unit CIVL3703 Transport Policy, Planning and Deployment and CIVL3704 Transport Informatics and the fourth year units CIVL5701 Transport Networks and CIVL5702 Traffic Engineering. Topics include: transport and its role in society; accessibility; brief history of transport technologies in Australia and globally; transport modelling; the characteristics of the principal modes of transport; factors behind the demand for mobility; qualitative choice modeling; agent-based modeling; travel demand forecasting; the mechanics of queueing and traffic flow; intelligent transport systems; the microscopic and macroscopic fundamental diagrams; highway capacity and level of service; intersection control; the design of traffic signal timing; public transport operations.
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(MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND ENGG1801. Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming.