CIV5305 - Travel demand modelling - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Mr Fotios Spiridonos

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


This unit develops students' understanding of the models used in the prediction and analysis of travel demand. The emphasis is on strategic network models which are used for longer-term network modelling and planning. The traditional four-step models of trip generation, mode choice and traffic assignment and contemporary methods such as tour-based and activity-based modelling are introduced. The capabilities of commercial network modelling packages are reviewed.


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

  • describe the component models and the modelling framework used in transport network modelling
  • assess the strengths and weaknesses of various transport demand models
  • apply appropriate concepts, techniques and principles that underline transportation forecasting and management
  • implement modelling concepts relevant to undertaking feasibility studies of transport proposals


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. 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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Civil Engineering