Transport Systems

Subject CVEN90048 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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, Practical: 2 hours per week)
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours





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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Chris Hale


Subject Overview:

In this subject students should learn the application of engineering principles to a range of transport and land-use systems and transport modes including prediciton of demand and 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 and land-use systems

Topics are covered by 12 Modules which include:

  • The systems approach to traffic and freight management
  • Travel surveys in a space-time context
  • Traffic simulation and travel behaviour modelling
  • Travel demand management
  • Transport infrastructure, including bridges and tunnels
  • Road and heavy vehicle safety
  • Non-motorised transport
  • Healthy transport
  • Ecological impacts of freight and non-freight transport
  • Geographic information systems and e-transport
  • Intelligent transport systems, and city logistics
  • Public transport system design

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Be aware of technologies such as accelerometers and the global position system to monitor and estimate the amount of physical activity gained from walking and cycling and use this information to develop change plans
  • Recommend cost effective remedial treatments for crash sites based on analysis of road crash patterns form the Vicroads CrashStats database
  • Undertake a road safety audit 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 and/or freight services based on estimated demand levels and specified operating levels
  • Design an intelligent transport system and/or e-freight portal based on the information needs of motorists and/or freight operators
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps of transport of individuals in Melbourne
  • Use behavioural choice modelling methods to determine how to improve the level of service and increase the patronage of a public transport system
  • One 2-hour written examination, end of semester (50%)
  • Assignment 1: based on the keeping of an eJournal for a component of the transport system (2000), due mid-semester (25%)
  • Assignment 2: based on methods of reporting developed for Assignment 1 (2000 words), due late semester (25%)
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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 systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • Capacity for a lifelong learning and professional development
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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