Transport Systems

Subject CVEN40011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours per semester (Lectures: 2 hours per week, Practicals: 2 hours per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Prof Priyan Mendis


Prof Priyan Mendis

Subject Overview:

In this subject students should learn the application of engineering principles to a range of transport systems and modes. This includes prediction of demand and the systems available to meet this demand for both motorised and non-motorised traffic; the theory and practice of transportation planning; and an ability to apply this knowledge to design and manage transport systems.

Topics covered include:

  • Traffic management
  • Traffic simulation modelling
  • Travel demand management
  • Non-motorised transport
  • Road safety
  • Healthy transport
  • Environmental impacts of traffic
  • Geographic information systems
  • Travel surveys
  • Travel behaviour modelling
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • City logistics
  • Public transport system design
Objectives: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of modelling integrated land-use and transport planning for people, freight, energy use and information
  • Understand technologies such as accelerometers and global positioning systems to monitor and estimate the amount of physical activity gained from walking and cycling and to be able to use this information to develop change plans
  • Recommend cost effective remedial treatments for crash sites based on analysis of road crash patterns from Vicroads CrashStats database
  • Undertake a road safety audit (RSA) for section of roadway
  • Design and test a transport survey to provide information for a specific transport study
  • Produce a concept design for a public transport service based on estimated demand levels and specified operating levels
  • Design an intelligent transport system based the information needs of motorists
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps of transport of individuals in Melbourne
  • Use behavioural choice modelling methods to determine how to rationalise the patronage of a public transport service
  • One 2-hour examination, end of semester (50%)
  • Two 2000 word assignments, due mid and late semester (25% each)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Understanding of social, cultural, global, and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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