Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Alexa Delbosc



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit examines issues in traffic management. The concepts of efficient and sustainable traffic systems are introduced along with the steps in the traffic impact analysis.

The traffic engineering profession, road hierarchy, design of road and street networks, traffic management, traffic impact analysis, treatment of hazardous road locations, parking, design, planning for pedestrians and cyclists, public transport, environmental and energy impacts of traffic systems and,- intelligent transport systems are introduced and combined into a total system through transport planning, design and management.


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

  • describe and critique the process of traffic management
  • acquire a basic knowledge of the principles and practice of traffic management and transport engineering
  • understand the different components of the transport system, their interaction and applications
  • appreciate the role of the traffic engineer as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in the solution of traffic problems
  • develop skills in the critical assessment of alternative solutions
  • design, conduct and report on a the development of transport network operations plans
  • design, conduct and report on the performance of a local area transport network
  • critically comment on contemporary issues and challenges in transport management
  • demonstrate sound written and verbal communication skills.


Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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 practice and site visit, 8 hours private study per week.

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