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Unit of study_

CIVL5702: Traffic Engineering

This unit of study aims to provide an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of traffic engineering, traffic flow theory, traffic modelling, and operations. Topics include: fundamentals of traffic flow theory; Shock Wave analysis, micro-modelling; macro-modelling; queuing theory; signalised and unsignalised intersections; ramp metering; traffic simulation; accident analysis, traffic data collection and analysis; and crowd dynamics.

Code CIVL5702
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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(CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND ENGG1801. Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming.

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

  • LO1. Choose external information extracts, evaluate their reliability and relevance, and synthesise related content
  • LO2. Demonstrate effective communication of solutions of multifaceted traffic problems through well-prepared reports
  • LO3. Function effectively and cooperatively within peer teams to deliver traffic related projects
  • LO4. Present ideas and the results of analyses in the appropriate language and terms for professional engineers
  • LO5. Design quantitative traffic data collection trials and analyze them in traffic simulators
  • LO6. Associate the interplay between traffic flow theory and traffic practice
  • LO7. Understand different traffic (including crowd) modelling approaches
  • LO8. Apply traffic flow and queueing theories to design and optimize traffic systems
  • LO9. Perform problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • LO10. Develop practical solutions for traffic problems based on the application of traffic engineering principles.

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