CIV4284 - Traffic systems - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Mr James Reynolds (Clayton)
Dr Susilawati (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)




This unit examines issues in traffic management. The concepts of efficient and sustainable traffic systems are introduced along with the steps in the traffic impact analysis.

The traffic engineering profession, road hierarchy, design of road and street networks, traffic management, traffic impact analysis, treatment of hazardous road locations, parking, design, planning for pedestrians and cyclists, public transport, environmental and energy impacts of traffic systems and, intelligent transport systems are introduced and combined into a total system through transport planning, design and management.


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

  1. Describe and critique the process of traffic management.
  2. Design and conduct assessments of traffic networks as part of a team.
  3. Appreciate the role of the community and stakeholders in contemporary traffic management.
  4. Demonstrate skills in the critical assessment of alternative solutions and trade-offs in the traffic system.
  5. Conduct traffic surveys and interpret collected and pre-existing data.


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

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practice and site visit, 8 hours private study per week.

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