SEV402 - Traffic and Transport Engineering


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2028

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

One unit in SEV254 or SEV354.  For students enrolled in S752: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.


Traffic and transportation engineering professionals work to solve complex and stochastic issues (safety, ubiquity, mobility, accessibility, economy and sustainability) and problems (crashes, delays, lack of sufficient funding and pollution) facing major cities and nations due to significant increase in motorised and non-motorised travel modes of transport. To equip students with a valuable knowledge in an understanding of traffic and transport engineering systems, this unit covers the overview of traffic and transport systems, major components of road traffic systems, transport modes, transport economics, urban transport planning, traffic flow theory and characteristics, analysis and design of roadway intersections, traffic studies, road safety, non-motorised and public transport systems, and Local area traffic management. Advanced knowledge and skills achieved in this unit are essential for traffic and transportation engineering professionals for highly skilled works and/or further learning. Students work on problems and projects so that they are experienced to the real world of traffic and transport engineers.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a minimum of 40% in the Problem Solving and Scenario Exercise.

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