1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 60-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 120-minute computer lab weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR3871 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic introduces the theory and practice of traffic engineering including road and rail 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 and the environment; planning and design for public transport systems; transit oriented development and smart growth; pedestrian and bicycle networks; road safety; urban transport planning; traffic operations; traffic impact analysis; travel-demand forecasting and basic road design variables; Intelligent Transport Systems; transport network modelling.

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 system components, theories, design and operation of different system elements for different modes of transport.

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 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
  7. Design and optimise transport network schemes using the latest modelling software