Master of Transport and Traffic - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Engineering.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

E6002

Credit points

72

Abbreviated title

MTrans&Traf

Managing faculty

Engineering

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist
Master by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

This course normally takes 1.5 years full-time to complete but if you have relevant entry qualifications you may receive credit and be able to complete the course in 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent.

You have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

Off-campus (Clayton)

Award

Master of Transport and Traffic

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic

Graduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Description

The Master of Transport and Traffic is a response to the growing need for professionals with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of transport, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, the program outlines the state-of-the-art of transport engineering and planning, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of transport and traffic facilities.

The course is aimed at giving you a thorough understanding of the nature of transport demand and the role of transport in the modern community, a familiarity with the characteristics of modern transport technology, and the ability to appraise and evaluate solutions to transport and traffic problems. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling transport-related issues.

For these reasons, the course will have particular appeal to people with a few years of postgraduate experience in transport or traffic who wish to have formal education in this field. Professionals working with road, traffic or public transport authorities, or in local government, and people with an interest in transport planning, traffic engineering or research will find the course to be of benefit.

The course was designed with the assistance of the Institute of Transport Studies Advisory Committee. Through this committee, which includes representatives of government departments, local government, research institutions and private firms with an interest in transport, the institute's academic staff are kept abreast of needs and opportunities related to transport and traffic education.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. appreciate a range of international innovations in transport and traffic systems and judge the effectiveness and appropriateness of those for local application
  2. critically appraise the literature and other evidence when evaluating the appropriateness of particular technology or solutions to transport and traffic problems
  3. develop, appraise and evaluate actions on the basis of their ability to enhance the sustainability of the transportation and traffic systems and thereby deliver positive environmental, economic and social outcomes for the community
  4. recommend appropriate analytic techniques to provide information to support decision making in relation to the transportation and traffic system
  5. communicate effectively to peers, professional colleagues and members of the community using different formats as appropriate for the audience
  6. plan, undertake and report on a transport/traffic related research or investigation project at the level of an open enquiry within a mix of structured and self-determined guidelines.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Transport and Traffic planning and management and Part B Advanced expertise. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.

Part A. Transport and traffic planning and management

These studies provide you with in-depth understanding of transport planning theory and practice. You will learn about planning for sustainable transport, the collection and analysis of transport data, the use of advanced analytic and quantitative techniques for demand forecasting, transport economics and policy.

Part B. Advanced expertise

The focus of these studies is advanced knowledge that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. Depending on your background and interests you can deepen your knowledge of transport management by selecting from across a range of specialist electives.

If you are admitted to the course with an engineering, science or applied science qualification, you will receive credit for Part B, however, should you wish to complete further studies you can elect not to receive the credit and complete technical electives in transport or from across the University, or a combination of the two.

Requirements

The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Transport and traffic planning and management (48 points) and Part B. Advanced expertise (24 points).

Depending on prior qualifications you may receive entry level credit (a form of block credit) which determines your point of entry to the course. If you are admitted at:

  • entry level 1 you complete 72 points, comprising Part A and B
  • entry level 2 you complete 48 points, comprising Part A.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete the higher credit-point option.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Transport and traffic planning and management (48 points)

You must complete:

  • CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management
  • CIV5303 Quantitative methods
  • CIV5314 Planning urban transport systems
  • CIV5309 Transport and traffic data
  • CIV5308 Transport and traffic systems project
  • three elective units (18 points) from part B

Part B. Advanced expertise (24 point)

You must complete:

Four elective units chosen from:

  • CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5305 Travel demand modelling
  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • CIV5311 Infrastructure project management
  • CIV5312 Asset management I
  • CIV5313 Asset management II
  • CIV5315 Transport economics
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
  • one approved unit

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic after successful completion of 24 points of study including:
    • CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering or CIV5314 Planning urban transport systems
    • CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management or CIV5315 Transport economics
    • CIV5309 Transport data: collection and interpretation
    • one additional unit (6 points) from Part A or B
  2. Graduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic after successful completion of 48 points of study including:
    • CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering or CIV5314 Planning urban transport systems
    • CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management or CIV5315 Transport economics
    • CIV5309 Transport data: collection and interpretation
    • five additional units (30 points) from Part A or B.