Master of Transportation Systems - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Engineering.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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Admission and fees


Course type

Master by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT

You have a maximum of 6 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton, Suzhou)


Master of Transportation Systems


  • This course is only available as a component of an international double offered with Southeast University, China.


This international double master's enables you to complete the requirements of the Monash Master of Transportation Systems as well as the second degree with Southeast University, China.

The course is a response to the growing need for engineers with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of transport, including its technological, environmental, economic and social impact. At the same time, the course outlines the state-of-the-art of transport engineering, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of transport facilities.

The course is aimed at giving the student a thorough understanding of the nature of transport demand and the role of transport in the modern community, a familiarity with the characteristics of modern transport technology, and the ability to develop, appraise and evaluate solutions to transport problems. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling transport-related issues.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. develop, appraise and evaluate actions on the basis of their ability to enhance the sustainability of the transportation system and thereby deliver positive environmental, economic and social outcomes for the community
  2. recommend appropriate analytic techniques to provide information to support decision-making in relation to the transportation system
  3. plan, undertake and report on a transportation-related research or investigation project at the level of an open enquiry within a mix of structured and self-determined guidelines
  4. critically appraise the literature and other evidence when evaluating the appropriateness of particular technology or solutions to transport problems
  5. communicate effectively to peers, professional colleagues and members of the community using different formats as appropriate for the audience
  6. appreciate a range of international innovations in transportation systems and judge the effectiveness and appropriateness of those for local application.


This course is structured in two parts: Part A. Advanced expertise and Part B. Transportation systems planning and management.


The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Advanced expertise (24 points) and Part B.Transportation systems planning and management (48 points).

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Advanced expertise (24 points)

Students at Southeast University receive block credit for master's-level study at Southeast University (24 points)

Part B. Transportation systems planning and management (48 points)

You must complete:

  • CIV5318 Intelligent transportation systems: Engineering and management (12 points)
  • CIV5319 Quantitative methods for transportation systems analysis
  • CIV5321 Sustainable transportation systems planning
  • CIV5406 Modelling transportation systems
  • CIV5322 Urban public transportation systems
  • CIV5320 Case studies in transporation systems (12 points)