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CIV5314

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Professor Geoff Rose

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to contemporary issues in transport planning. The concept of sustainable transport is introduced along with the steps in the transport planning process. Supply and demand oriented approaches to addressing transport challenges are reviewed and travel demand management is placed into context. The characteristics of passenger and freight modes are considered and factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand are examined.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Assess the framework used to undertake urban transport planning and its capacity to deliver sustainable transport outcomes.
  2. identify the range, potential impact, of supply and demand oriented solutions designed to enhance the sustainability of urban transport systems
  3. evaluate the performance, impacts and costs of various passenger and freight modes and the factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 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.

Workload requirements

On-campus - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class and 8 hours of private study per week.
Off-campus - 150 hours study

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