Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Geoff Rose


This unit examines contemporary issues in urban transport planning. The concept of sustainable transport is introduced along with the steps in the transport planning process. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between transport and land use planning and on the range of supply and demand oriented approaches that can be used to enhance the sustainability of urban transport systems. Strategic transport network models are introduced with consideration given to the calibration and application of those models. Travel survey methods are considered and the relationship between survey design, survey administration and data quality is explored.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and critique the urban transport planning framework
  2. assess the range of supply and demand-oriented solutions which can be used to address urban transport problems within the context of sustainability
  3. design, conduct and report on a travel survey
  4. apply analytic four step transport network modelling methods to practical problems
  5. critically comment on contemporary issues and challenges in transport planning
  6. demonstrate sound written and verbal communication skills


Continuous assessment: 50%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practical and 8 hours private study per week.

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