Case Studies in Transport - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Topic & literature review (40%) , Presentation - Oral presentation (10%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,275.00
International 2,525.00

This unit will enable you to undertake case study investigations of a transport system and/or its interactions with land use or economic facilities in preparation for a later research project. You may select one of the traffic/transport engineering projects which they are familiar with or may be related to their work as the case study topic. Academic staff from UniSA will provide study materials closely related to the topics and assist students to develop case study reports.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically review a transport system or related economic or land use facility
  2. evaluate the existing concept, theory and practice and develop recommendations for improvement
  3. design a case study investigation procedure for the selected topic
  4. adapt the appropriate transport policy, planning or operational measures for the selected topic
  • Assignment 1 — Topic & literature review (40%)
  • Presentation — Oral presentation (10%)
  • Proposal — Research project proposal (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Identify a case in traffic/transport engineering
2Methodology development
3Case analysis
4Preparing report

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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