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48370 Road and Transport Engineering

Requisite(s): 48330 Soil Behaviour OR 41006 Principles of Soil Science

Fields of practice: Civil Engineering program



The objectives of this subject are to enable students to understand the relationship between road and public transport users, transport infrastructure and vehicles; the basic concepts of land use, transport planning and urban sustainability; the design of road alignment; and traffic operations and control. Topics include three major components: traffic flow control and operations (traffic flow theory, intersection analysis, road safety) road design (road geometric design, pavements, road maintenance); and land use and public transport planning (land use, public versus private transport, travel behaviour). Students are provided with the knowledge to implement transport planning, road engineering design and traffic engineering professional practice in local and state government authorities.

Subject content is based on road and public transport engineering technology, international practice standards, and the requirements of NSW government bodies.

Tutorials and assessment tasks are based on workplace problem-solving, and actual road-based design and construction projects (Professional Practice).

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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