CIV5302 - Traffic engineering and management - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Alexa Delbosc

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • First semester 2017 (Off-campus)


This unit exposes the student to the fundamentals of the three components to the traffic system: the vehicle, the driver and the road environment. The emphasis is on the application of theory to practice in solving traffic related problems. The unit covers the road traffic system, traffic networks, traffic design elements, intersection design and control and advacned analytic techniques.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Describe and critique the principles and practice of traffic management.
  2. Design and conduct an assessment of a local traffic network.
  3. Demonstrate skills in the critical assessment of alternative solutions and trade-offs in the traffic system.
  4. Discuss the role of the community and stakeholders in contemporary traffic management.
  5. Critically reflect on contemporary issues and challenges in transport management.
  6. Interpret collected and pre-existing traffic survey data.


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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