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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the techniques and processes to analyse regional, urban and national transport systems to develop solutions to complex transport planning problems. The unit aims to develop the students' understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems and how to plan and design transport systems considering environmental impacts, sustainability and efficiency of transport solutions.

Unit content

The Transportation Planning Process
Land Use and Transport Systems
Factors Effecting Travel Demand
Forecasting Travel Demand
Transportation Modes and Factors in Mode Choice
Evaluating Transport Alternatives
Sustainable Transport Planning
Freight Movement, Impacts and Planning

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1display an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systemsKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate an awareness of sustainable transport and how to assess environmental and community impactsKnowledge of a discipline
3understand the planning and design processes required in providing transport infrastructureKnowledge of a discipline
4identify, formulate and solve transport related problems, and evaluate solutions against technical, environmental, economic and social criteriaCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group projectCommunication and social skills
6use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiencesCommunication and social skills
7have a full appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities involved in transport engineering including associated social, economic and environmental issues.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. display an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an awareness of sustainable transport and how to assess environmental and community impacts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. understand the planning and design processes required in providing transport infrastructure
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify, formulate and solve transport related problems, and evaluate solutions against technical, environmental, economic and social criteria
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group project
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. have a full appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities involved in transport engineering including associated social, economic and environmental issues.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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