Road Safety Engineering - 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 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Module Problems/Activities (20%) , Assignment - Major Assignment (40%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 2,275.00
International 2,525.00

This unit will enable you to integrate theory and practice of road safety evaluation, road safety audit and countermeasure implementation.

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

  1. adapt principles for the identification of hazardous locations
  2. devise countermeasures for specific safety issues
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of a road safety projects
  4. assess the outcomes of road safety projects
  5. conduct preliminary road safety audits
  • Assessments — Module Problems/Activities (20%)
  • Assignment — Major Assignment (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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.

1Types of traffic accidents
2Systems for classifying accidents
3Accident databases
4Problem identification
5Identification of hazardous road locations
6Accident countermeasures, engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement
7Evaluation techniques and impact assessment
8Road safety audit

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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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