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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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Majid Sarvi


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit develops students' understanding of the network models used in transport modelling and planning. The emphasis is on strategic network models which are used for longer term network modelling and planning as opposed to operational considerations. The traditional four step models of trip generation, mode choice and traffic assignment as well as contemporary methods such as tour-based and activity-based modelling are considered in detail. The capabilities of commercial network modelling packages are reviewed.


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

  • describe the component models and the modelling framework used in transport network modelling
  • assess the strengths and weaknesses of various transport models
  • apply appropriate concepts, techniques and principles that underline transportation forecasting and management
  • evaluate emerging issues in transport planning
  • perform feasibility studies of transport proposals


Continuous assessment: 50%
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

On-campus - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class and 8 hours of private study per week.
Off-campus - 150 hours study

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