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Monash University Handbook 2011 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)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. International students are only able to study this course in their country of residence.
  • 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.

Credit for prior studies

A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies may be credited for prior study. Students articulating from the Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic will be eligible for credit for a total of 24 points. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.


This course comprises:

  • three core units
  • up to five units from the list of engineering electives

The number of core and elective units required may vary depending on whether any credit has been granted for prior studies.


Core units

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

Students articulating from the Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic will have completed CIV5301 and CIV5314 and may have completed CIV5302 as an elective. These students must make up the required credit points for the postgraduate diploma by selecting sufficient units from the electives listed below.

Elective units

Select five units from:

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