Introduces the concepts of traffic engineering and explains the fundamental principles of traffic flow theory and analysis. Explains methods for forecasting travel demand and the concepts involved in traffic capacity analysis for various types of roads and intersections. An understanding of road safety is also developed.
Unit contentTopic 1: Introduction to Traffic Engineering
Topic 2: Road Safety Audits
Topic 3: Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow
Topic 4: Travel Demand and Traffic Forecasting
Topic 5: Introduction to Intersection Control
Topic 6: Capacity and Level of Service Analysis
Topic 7: Signalised Intersections and Signal Coordination
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traffic engineering and the contextual factors which influence decision making within the discipline||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.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Use traffic analysis software to analyse traffic engineering problem.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify, formulate and solve traffic problems using established traffic engineering methods, creativity, innovation and pre-emptive approaches.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||understand critical elements in road safety and identify practical preventative measures to address road safety issues.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Explain traffic related professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety.||Communication and social skills|
- Garber, N Hoel, L , 2015, Traffic and Highway Engineering SI Edition , 5th edn, Cengage, Stamford, USA.
Teaching and assessment
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