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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titlePGDipTrans&Traff
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
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  • There is no entry into this diploma program; students can only articulate to it from the Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic or exit from the Master of Transport or Master of Traffic. This course is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa. It can only be taken by international students from their home country.
  • Part-time study only.


This postgraduate diploma is designed for engineers/skilled professionals who wish to pursue advanced study in transport and traffic engineering, previously studied as part of their undergraduate training.


Graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the (analytic) techniques relevant to the planning, design, management and operation of transport and traffic facilities
  • demonstrate an understanding of the policy context of transport including interactions between transport technology
  • demonstrate an understanding of the the land use and urban activity system and institutional/economic dimensions
  • practice critical appraisal of the literature and evidence when evaluating the appropriateness of particular transport technologies or solutions to transport problems
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in a number of chosen areas of special interest.


Students must complete 24 points as follows:

Core units

  • CIV5301 Traffic engineering fundamentals*
  • CIV5302 Road traffic: engineering and management
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy*

* Students awarded credit for the graduate certificate do not undertake these units but must make up the required credit points for the graduate diploma by selecting sufficient units from the elective units listed below. Students exiting from the masters must have undertaken all three core units.

Elective units

Depending on previous studies, select one to three units from:

Total: 24 points

Progression to further studies

Students who have satisfactorily completed this postgraduate diploma with a 65% average may articulate to either the Master of Transport or the Master of Traffic.


Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic