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Unit description

Introduces the concepts of traffic engineering and explains the fundamental principles of traffic flow theory and analysis. Develops the ability to conduct traffic capacity analysis for various types of roads and intersections. An understanding of road safety is also developed.

Unit content

Introduction to Traffic Engineering 
Road Safety Audits 
Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow 
Types of Intersections
Intersection Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Highway Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Traffic Impact Assessments

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
1demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traffic engineering and the contextual factors which influence decision making within the disciplineKnowledge of a discipline
2analyse traffic and transport systems including traffic variables such as travel demand, existing traffic volumes, traffic generation and distribution, intersection analysis, road capacity analysis, saturation and level of serviceKnowledge of a discipline
3use traffic analysis software to analyse a traffic engineering problemKnowledge of a discipline
4identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approachesCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
5understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issuesKnowledge of a discipline
6explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traffic engineering and the contextual factors which influence decision making within the discipline
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. analyse traffic and transport systems including traffic variables such as travel demand, existing traffic volumes, traffic generation and distribution, intersection analysis, road capacity analysis, saturation and level of service
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. use traffic analysis software to analyse a traffic engineering problem
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Excel Assignment10%
Report30%
Exam: closed book50%
Calculations10%
Notice

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Fee information

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