CIV5314 - Planning urban mobility futures - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker

Coordinator(s)

Professor Geoff Rose

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to contemporary issues in the planning of urban transport systems and urban mobility. The concept of sustainable mobility 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

At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. appraise the framework used to undertake urban transport planning and its capacity to deliver sustainable transport outcomes
  2. discuss the factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand
  3. appraise the characteristics of a range of passenger and freight modes
  4. assess the potential impacts of policy options designed to enhance urban transport systems.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 50%

Examination (2 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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 - Workshops comprising lectorials, guest speaker presentations and case studies delivered in block-mode, with up to 150 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.

Off-campus - 150 hours study

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Civil Engineering