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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedSuzhou Term 3 2015 (Day)


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the double award Master International/Master of Transportation Systems with South East University, China.


This unit develops students' understanding of the use of computer models in transportation systems analysis. The unit considers the role of commercial transportation systems analysis packages to address real life application problems in transport planning and operations management. Students will become familiar with modelling packages used for strategic modelling of transportation networks and mesoscopic or microscopic simulation packages which can address operational issues.


After completing this unit students will be able to:

  1. formulate, calibrate, apply and interpret a range of strategic and operations focused transportation models
  2. appraise various transport models to assess their strengths, weaknesses and suitability for particular modelling tasks
  3. justify the role of analytical modelling in transportation planning and operations management
  4. synthesise insight from the literature, model outputs and/or data collected as part of a study to frame appropriate recommendations which address the aims or objectives of the study
  5. demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills


Written reports and oral presentation: 100%

Workload requirements

300 hours

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