Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering





  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit is designed to lay important foundations of traffic engineering knowledge. It is designed to develop students' understanding of contemporary topics in traffic flow theory and their applications. The course is also designed to provide a rigorous and practical coverage of the collection of traffic data. The traffic surveys component of the course will cover traditional techniques for counting, classification and origin-destination surveys and we will also consider the capabilities of new traffic data collection equipment.


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

  • describe advanced contemporary traffic flow theories and apply to solve practical traffic problems
  • perform traffic data analysis methodologically
  • apply analytical technques in the design and operation of traffic systems
  • evaluate the role of Intelligent Transport Systems in Dynamic Traffic Management


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.

Workload requirements

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)