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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 titleGradCertTrans&Traff
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
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  • 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 graduate certificate provides a course of study for transport and traffic professionals wishing to expand their skills in areas of relevance to the planning, design, management and operation of transport and traffic facilities.


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 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 complete four units.


Core units

  • CIV5301 Traffic engineering fundamentals
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy

Elective units

Select two units from:

  • CIV5302 Road traffic engineering and management
  • CIV5303 Quantitative methods
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5305 Transport modelling
  • CIV5306 Road safety engineering
  • CIV5307 Parking policy and design
  • CIV5308 Case studies in transport
  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • CIV5312 Asset management I
  • CIV5313 Asset management II
  • CIV5315 Transport economics
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport

Total: 24 points

Progression to further studies

Students who have satisfactorily completed 24 points with a 65% average may articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic.


Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic