CIV5314 - Planning urban transport systems - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Professor Geoff Rose

Unit guides



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


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 passenger and freight modes are considered and factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand are examined.


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

  1. Appraise the framework used to undertake urban transport planning and its capacity to deliver sustainable transport outcomes.
  2. Discuss the factors influencing the level, pattern and trends in travel demand.
  3. Appraise the characteristics of a range of passenger and freight modes.
  4. Assess the potential impacts of policy options designed to enhance urban transport systems.


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