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)W Young


The unit will provide a broad overview of parking policy and design. It focuses on parking policy. It introduces the types of policies, and their implementation and effectiveness. Parking policy should be seen within the context of urban policy and this model brings urban, transport and parking policy together. It introduces parking systems design. It develops a series of design principles and applies these to on and off-street design. Mechanical parking systems are discussed.


The objectives of the unit are to give you:

  • an understanding of the demand for parking,
  • an understanding of the determination and types of parking policy;
  • an appreciation of the need for good parking policy;
  • an awareness of the need to integrate parking policy with urban and transport policy;
  • an understanding of the basic principles of parking design;
  • an ability to design on-street parking systems;
  • an ability to design off-street parking systems; and
  • an ability to design mechanical car parking systems


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