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CIVL2700: Transport Systems

This unit of study aims to provide an introduction to transport systems and is assumed knowledge for fourth year units on traffic engineering, transport planning, and city logistics. Topics include: the role of accessibility as the reason for transport; the history of transport technologies in Australia and globally; the characteristics of the principle modes of transport; factors behind the demand for mobility; qualitative choice modeling; agent-based modeling; predicting travel demands; the mechanics of queueing and traffic flow; intelligent transport systems; the microscopic and macroscopic fundamental diagrams; highway capacity and level of service; the design of transport junctions.

Code CIVL2700
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810). Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Seek basic information to answer general transport queries using standard knowledge resources, e.g library inquiries and web-based information
  • LO2. Evaluate reliability of external information extracts and synthesize relevant content
  • LO3. Function effectively as an individual in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver traffic related projects
  • LO4. Recognise that safety, efficiency, and sustainability are all crucial considerations for the design of transport systems
  • LO5. Explain the characteristics of the Australian transport infrastructure and identify the challenges it is facing
  • LO6. Distinguish the specific characteristics of each transport mode and identify the appropriate tool(s) for the needed analysis
  • LO7. Apply travel demand forecasting methods to predict motor vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, and public transport flows given input land use, network geometry, and travel behaviour characteristics
  • LO8. Apply fundamental principles in the design of traffic controls
  • LO9. Demonstrate knowledge of the role that advanced technologies play and will play in the field of transport and traffic engineering
  • LO10. Recommend appropriate public transport service to serve new developments
  • LO11. Recommend appropriate measures for the design of a junction to serve all travelers and the community
  • LO12. Perform basic transport field data analysis
  • LO13. Apply traffic flow theory to the design and operation of transport infrastructure, e.g. ramp metering and traffic signal control
  • LO14. Undertake problem identification and formulation and develop solutions

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.