Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleGradCertTrans&Traff
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • International students are only able to study this course in their country of residence.
  • 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.

Credit for prior studies

A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous postgraduate level studies not considered for any awards may be credited for prior study.


This course comprises two core units and two elective 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 per cent average may articulate to course 2863 Graduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic.


Graduate Certificate in Transport and Traffic