CIV6301 - Advanced traffic engineering - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jeff Walker


Associate Professor Nan Zheng

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit develops students' understanding of contemporary topics in traffic flow theory and their applications. The unit introduces fundamental traffic variables and relationships and examines how they are used to represent both microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow conditions. Analytic techniques appropriate to the design and operation of traffic systems are considered for both interrupted and uninterrupted flow situations.


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

  • describe advanced contemporary traffic flow theories and apply to solve practical traffic problems
  • perform traffic data analysis methodologically
  • apply analytical technques in the design and operation of traffic systems
  • evaluate the role of Intelligent Transport Systems in Dynamic Traffic Management


NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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.

Workload requirements

On-campus - 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practice class and 8 hours of private study per week.

Off-campus - 150 hours study

See also Unit timetable information

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

Civil Engineering