CIV6314 - Planning urban mobility futures - 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


Professor Geoff Rose

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit introduces students to contemporary issues in the planning of urban transport systems and urban mobility. The concept of sustainable mobility 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.


On successful completion of this unit, students should 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.


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 - Workshops comprising lectorials, guesst speaker presentations and case studies delivered in block-mode, with up to 150 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.

Off-campus - 150 hours study

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

Civil Engineering