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CIVL5702: Traffic Engineering

This unit of study aims to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of models and methods used for traffic operations. Topics include: queuing and traffic flow theory; traffic states; microscopic traffic models; fundamental diagrams; highway operation; ramp metering; congestion control; microscopic traffic simulation; transport data sources; unsignalized intersections and roundabouts; actuated and coordinated traffic signal control.

Code CIVL5702
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(CIVL2700 OR CIVL9700) AND (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. Choose external information extracts, evaluate their reliability, usefulness, and relevance, and synthesise related content
  • LO2. Demonstrate effective communication of solutions to multifaceted traffic problems through well-prepared reports
  • LO3. Function effectively and cooperatively within peer teams to deliver traffic engineering-related projects
  • LO4. Present ideas and the results of analyses in the appropriate language and terms for professional engineers
  • LO5. Practice 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 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