C&ENVENG 7085 - Traffic Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7085 Course Traffic Engineering Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week plus directed study Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Course Description Elements of the road traffic system. Road safety and Sustainability Principles of road design and safety infrastructure. Introduction to traffic data and traffic studies. Introduction to traffic analysis and modelling. Traffic management principles and applications including Local Area Traffic Management and Network Management. Introduction to traffic flow theory and principles of traffic signal operation and junction design. Traffic control and Intelligent Transport Systems.
Course Coordinator: Dr Christopher Stokes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Explain the importance of road traffic systems and their role in shaping our urban world;
2 Explain the economic, safety and environmental benefits and costs of road traffic systems and the management of these systems;
3 Explain geometric design principles and the application of these principles to road design;
4 Explain traffic management techniques, including the development of traffic signal phasing mechanisms;
5 Explain Safe Systems principles and how these are translated into practice in the road traffic system;
6 Discuss basic traffic theory principles and statistical methods;
7 Discuss future technologies, including infrastructure and vehicle technologies, and their role in the road traffic system.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.4
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe core topics covered in this course will be delivered through weekly lectures. A major project, delivered through three phases, will be used to develop students' understanding of the core topics.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lectures – 24 hours
Tutorials and design sessions – 34 hours
Personal and group study – 98 hours
Learning Activities Summary
Week Lecture Project 1 Course introduction and overview
Road design - design speeds and sight distances
2 Road design - cross section and delineation
Road design - Road hierarchy and use
3 Road design - alignment
Traffic management - signals (introduction)
4 Traffic management - signals (phasing)
Traffic management - signals (example)
Phase 1 5 Traffic management - intersections and LATM
Traffic analysis - surveys, data and methods
Phase 1 6 Traffic theory - uninterrupted flows
Traffic theory - interupted flows
Phase 2 7 Guest lecture
Dianiel Osbourne (Arup), Thomas Bruning (CEME)
Phase 2 8 Road safety - introduction and safety audits
Road safety - Safe System
Phase 3 9 Road safety - Safe System tools
Road safety - Safe System Assessment Framework
Phase 3 10 Road safety - barriers and intersection treatments
Road safety - vulnerable road users and human factors
Phase 3 11 Road safety - vehicle technology
12 Course revision
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Assessment task Weighting (%) Individual/group Formative/summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Leaning outcomes Project phase 1 20 Individual Summative Week 6 2, 3. Project phase 2 20 Group Summative Week 8 2, 4, 6. Project phase 3 10 Group Summative Week 10 2, 5. Online tutorials 20 Individual Summative Weeks 2-11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Exam 30 Individual Summative Exam period Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Total 100
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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