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CIV5304

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)N Shiwakoti

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the field of intelligent transport systems by examining component technologies and exploring how those component technologies are brought together in applications or products. Contemporary issues in the application of advanced technology in transport are considered including societal impacts and the roles of the public and private sectors.

Outcomes

The objectives of the unit are to develop attitudes to:

  • understanding of the role that technology plays in addressing transport problems;
  • understanding of the role of advanced technology, or intelligent transport systems (ITS), in improving the performance and reducing the impacts of urban transport (passenger and freight) modes;
  • understanding of technology building blocks which underlie ITS;
  • appreciation of the functional areas of ITS and the characteristics of the technology in different application areas; and
  • understanding of how ITS applications are built from component technologies and how those systems can be evaluated.

Assessment

Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

150 hours study