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PLAN9076: Transport Capstone

Transport Capstone is the capstone unit for the Master of Transport which allows students from different disciplines to select a real-world project aligning with their professional interests. Students will interrogate and explore an existing transport problem/challenge using the skills and knowledge learned throughout the degree plus their disciplinary expertise. Leveraging of a topical transport theme, students will learn how to formulate a compelling transport based 'proposition' which they will explore throughout the semester in an integrated cross-disciplinary manner and using basic research methods and analytical skils. Building on units completed, students will develop and apply abilities and skills in project identification, research investigation and interpretation, conceptual development and presentation that enables them to prepare possible strategies, concepts plans, policies and recommendations in a professional and creditable manner. This is group and individual work with the main output being a professional practice report.

Code PLAN9076
Academic unit Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Credit points 6
48 credit points with at least 36 credit points from (ARCH9100 or CIVL5702 or CIVL5703 or CIVL5704 or ITLS5100 or ITLS5200 or ITLS6102 or PLAN9064)

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate from the scholarly literature and reflection on concepts applied in professional practice a depth of cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the fields of transport planning, systems, engineering, management, as well as knowledge of developments in public policy.
  • LO2. Critically evaluate and analyse various sources of multi-disciplinary knowledge and professional practice so as to contribute to teams of planners, designers, and transport managers.
  • LO3. Apply well-developed skills and knowledge to understand and interpret theoretical knowledge relative to strategic planning and design, public transport scheduling and operations, transport-land use interaction, and related public policies.
  • LO4. Explain fundamental modes of inquiry and methods applicable to interrogating transport systems analysis, data analytics, planning, design, and implementation.
  • LO5. Identify the key stakeholders involved in transportation system provision, their motives, development aspirations, contextual settings, and the rules, regulations, and governance in urban transportation networks that are relevant to each stakeholder.
  • LO6. Synthesise knowledge of cross-disciplinary transport design strategies, concepts, systems, plans and solutions and present this information using professional writing and graphic skills.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.