Faculty of Engineering

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)M Sarvi


This unit develops students' understanding of the network models used in transport planning. The emphasis is on strategic network models which are used for longer term network planning as opposed to operational considerations. The traditional four step models of trip generation, mode choice and traffic assignment are considered in detail. The capabilities of commercial network modelling packages are reviewed.


The objectives of the unit are to develop attitudes to:

  • an understanding of the component models and the modelling framework used in transport network modelling; and
  • appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of various transport models.


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