University of Technology Sydney

48370 Road and Transport Engineering

Requisite(s): 48310 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Fields of practice: Civil Engineering program



This is an introductory subject covering the discipline of transport engineering as part of the broad field of civil and environmental engineering. An outline of the discipline and its relationships with other engineering and non-engineering disciplines is provided with particular emphasis on achieving sustainable design and planning outcomes. The subject comprises two strands, transport planning and traffic engineering. The transport planning strand covers the analysis, design and evaluation of transport systems, primarily focusing on public transport provision. In the second strand, students learn about the '4-step transport modelling' approach to determine travel demands at a regional level, a key component of infrastructure feasibility assessments and design to ensure satisfactory operations. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of traffic flow theory to be equipped with the tools necessary to assess capacity and appraise transport infrastructure. Furthermore, applications of this theory are introduced to students through practical case studies such as the preparation of local area traffic management schemes.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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