1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 60-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
1 ENGR2762 - Civil Engineering Practice
1a ENGR2821 - Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8971 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic introduces the theory and practice of traffic engineering including road, rail and maritime infrastructure. Topics to be covered include traffic flow theory, theories of interrupted and area-wide traffic flow; traffic surveys and data collection/analysis methods; performance/design of intersections and roundabouts; traffic signal operation/design; transport & the environment; planning and design for public transport systems; road safety, urban transport planning, outback transport solutions issues, travel-demand forecasting and basic road design variables, Intelligent Transport Systems.

Educational aims

All civil engineers must understand the issues and solutions pertaining to the efficient development of transport infrastructure of all forms. The aim of this topic is to present an introduction to transport systems and to urban, outback and maritime transport planning.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand and propose solutions for the choice of various forms of transport problem
  2. Understand the relationship between freight transport and land-use
  3. Understand the basic concepts of transportation modelling and design
  4. Design feasible transport schemes using a variety of modes of transport
  5. Evaluate transportation projects in terms of their capacity, cost, environmental impact and equity
  6. Interpret road plans, long-sections and cross-sections

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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