Traffic Engineering - 2016

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
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessments - Module Problems (15%) , Assignment 1 - Minor Assignment (15%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit will provide you with knowledge of traffic systems in urban areas.

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

  1. apply traffic flow theory and evaluate road capacity
  2. consolidate knowledge on traffic signal theory and design
  3. adapt principles used in traffic impact analysis for solving practical issues
  4. combine knowledge and skills for analysing traffic engineering cases studies
  5. conduct traffic surveys and interpret outcomes.
  • Assessments — Module Problems (15%)
  • Assignment 1 — Minor Assignment (15%)
  • Assignment 2 — Major Assignment (45%)
  • Invigilated Exam (25%)
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.

1Elements of the road traffic system
2Traffic flow theory and road capacity analysis
3Theory and design for signalised intersections
4Principles and procedures in traffic impact analysis
5Geometric design of intersections
6Traffic survey methods

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • 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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