Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)G Rose, E Ramsay


This unit is designed to lay important foundations of traffic engineering knowledge. It is designed to develop students' understanding of traffic flow theory as well as the analysis of signalised and unsignalised intersections. The course is designed to provide a rigorous and practical coverage of the collection of traffic data. The traffic surveys component of the course will cover traditional techniques for counting, classification and origin-destination surveys and we will also consider the capabilities of new traffic data collection equipment.


The objective of the unit is to:

+ develop familiarity with the basic parameters and theories of traffic flow


Assignments: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) 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.

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Off-campus attendance requirements

150 hours study