Staff profile - Kali Prasad Nepal

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Dr Kali Prasad Nepal

Position: Senior Lecturer In Civil Engineering
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Engineering
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272582 +61 3 52272582



Dr. Kali Prasad Nepal is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Traffic and Transportation) in the School of Engineering at Deakin University, Australia.

Dr. Kali completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning and Engineering) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering) at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Griffith University, Australia; and undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Before joining to Deakin, he worked as an academic at Griffith University and Central Queensland University in Australia. His research interests lie in the area of transportation/traffic engineering and engineering education. In recent years, he has focused his research on transportation safety, transport planning and policy and contemporary learning environment in higher education.

Dr. Kali has taught traffic and transportation engineering subjects/units in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  1. Associate Editor, International Journal of Urban Sciences
  2. Member, The Institution of Engineers Australia
  3. Member, Nepal Engineering Council 
  4. Member, Nepal Engineers Association


Teaching Interests

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering and Management

Subjects and units currently teaching

  • SEV217 Engineering Geology and Surveying
  • SEV354 Transportation Engineering
  • SEV414 Transportation Infrastructure
  • SEN768 Transportation System

Knowledge areas

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Pavement Engineering and Management
  • Transportation Safety Analysis
  • Travel Behaviour Modelling
  • Engineering Education


Research projects

  1. Nepal, KP (2012) Simulating the external impacts of Australian High Speed Rail Project (completed in 2014) (Project cost-$82,600: externally funded by Institute for Transport Policy Studies, Japan) 
  2. Jenkins, GA, D Edwards, KP Nepal and M Bolton (2011) Mapping student approaches to learning and learning environments within the Civil Engineering Program to enhance self-directed learning practices of engineering students, Griffith University, Australia (completed in 2013) (Team Project-$16,995: internally funded by Griffith University through internal competition)
  3. Nepal KP and GA Jenkins (2010) Blending project based learning with traditional lecture-tutorial based course delivery method: Does it do any better for maximalising student learning of an engineering design course? Griffith University, Australia (completed in 2011). (Team Research Project-$4,000: internally funded by Griffith University through internal competition)
  4. Nepal et al. (2008) Analysis of pavement damage caused by mobile cranes’ plastic donnage (completed in 2009) (Team research project-$30,000: externally funded by Ergon Energy, Australia)
  5. Morichi et al. (2005) Sustainable Transport in East Asian Mega-cities (completed in 2008) (Team research project- JPY1,000,000: externally funded by Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies)

Research interests

  • Transportation Safety Analysis
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Travel Behaviour Modelling
  • Engineering Education



Selected Publications:

  1. Nepal, K.P. (2013) Comparative evaluation of PBL and traditional lecturebased teaching in undergraduate engineering courses : evidence from controlled learning environment, International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 17-22, Tempus Publications, Hamburg, Germany
  2. Nepal, K. P. (2012) A comparative evaluation of analytical methods to allocate individual marks from a team mark, European Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 397-404, Taylor & Francis, London, England
  3. Nepal, K. P. (2012) An approach to assign individual marks from a team mark : the case of Australian grading system at universities, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 555-562, Routledge, Oxon, England
  4. Nepal, K. P. and Lahtinen, L. (2011) Measurement and analysis of pavement marking retroreflectivity, Transport engineering in Australia, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 49-60, Engineers Media, Canberra, A.C.T.
  5. Nepal, K. P., Park, Dongjoo and Choi, Chang-Ho (2009) Upgrading arc median shortest path problem for an urban transportation network, Journal of transportation engineering, vol. 135, no. 10, pp. 783-790, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Va.
  6. Nepal, K. P., and Park, D. (2005) Solving the median shortest path problem in the planning and design of urban transportation networks using a vector labeling algorithm, Transportation planning and technology, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 113-133, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, N.Y.

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