Unit aim

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

Topic 1: The Transportation Planning Process
Topic 2: Land Use and Transport Systems
Topic 3: Factors Effecting Travel Demand
Topic 4: Forecasting Travel Demand
Topic 5: Evaluating Transport Alternatives
Topic 6: Sustainable Transport Planning
Topic 7: 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book50%

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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