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.
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
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||display an understanding of the linkages between land use and transport systems.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an awareness of sustainable transport and how to assess environmental and community impacts.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||understand the planning and design processes required in providing transport infrastructure.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify, formulate and solve transport related problems, and evaluate solutions against technical, environmental, economic and social criteria.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.||Communication and social skills|
|6||use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences.||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.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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