0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Department of Civil Engineering
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain the interactions and role of driver, vehicle and road system
- apply traffic theories to solve practical traffic related problems
- analyse a variety of traffic facilities, their capactiy and level of service
- evaluate the operational performance of each facility
- develop methods of traffic management and control
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
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.
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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