Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)G Rose


This unit develops students' understanding of a particular topic/area in the transport field through completion of a one semester long project which will develop their ability to plan, undertake and report on an independent program of investigation/research. Students propose their own topic reflecting their professional interests. On the basis of their selected topic, the student will undertake a one semester long program of independent investigation/research and document the findings in a professional report.


The objectives of the unit are to:

  • develop an understanding of the selected area/topic,
  • develop report writing skills,
  • strengthen ability to communicate information about a topic to readers/listeners who may have a limited background in the area, and
  • become aware of the importance of critical analysis of published material


Written project plan, progress and final reports: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeffrey Walker

Off-campus attendance requirements

150 hours study


At least 24 credit points completed towards the Master of Traffic, Master of Transport or Master of Transport and Traffic with an average of at least 65%.