Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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
OfferedSuzhou First semester 2015 (Day)


This unit develops students' understanding of traffic flow theory and the analysis of signalised and unsignalised intersections. The unit is also designed to provide a rigorous and practical coverage of the collection of traffic data. The traffic survey component of the unit will cover traditional techniques fo counting, classification and origin-destination surveys. This unit will consider the capabilities of new traffic data collection equipment.


After completing this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the basic parameters and theories of interrupted and uninterrupted traffic flow
  2. plan, undertake, analyse and critique results from a range of traffic surveys
  3. analyse the performance of unsignalied intersections to assess the adequacy of their capacity
  4. design timing plans for isolated traffic signals
  5. critique the scope of traffic engineering and its relationship to addressing broader transportation issues and challenges
  6. Demonstrate sound written and oral communications skills


Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%
Students must pass both components.

Workload requirements

150 hours

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