CIV6314 - Transport planning and policy - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Professor Geoff Rose

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit introduces students to contemporary issues in transport planning. The concept of sustainable transport is introduced along with the steps in the transport planning process. Supply and demand oriented approaches to addressing transport challenges are reviewed and travel demand management is placed into context. The characteristics of transport modes and travel demand patterns are used to provide a framework for considering the suitability of a particular transport mode for a particular context. Travel survey methods are considered with an emphasis on the role of survey design and administration in the collection of useful travel survey data.


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

  1. explain the framework within which transport planning is conducted and the foundations for the formulation of transport policy
  2. identify the range, potential impact, supply and demand oriented solutions to address transport and associated environmental problems within a sustainability context
  3. evaluate the performance, impacts and costs of various transport mode (passenger and freight) and the factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand
  4. explain the issues relevant to selecting a mode for a particular transport task
  5. evaluate the factors underpinning transport surveys including sample design, questionnaire design, data editing and expansion.


Continuous assessment: 50%

Examination (2 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.

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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