Transport, Land Use and Environment - 2016

Unit summary

METS5024

  • 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 (30%) , Presentation (25%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit aims to develop your in-depth understanding of the land use-transportation integration in metropolitan settings; to further develop your ability to critically review the concepts of New Urbanism and Smart Growth principles and also Transit Oriented Development issues and resulting environmental impacts.

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

  1. evaluate the impacts of land use factors such as density, regional accessibility, land use mix and roadway connectivity affect traffic patterns
  2. design innovative approaches to public transport service planning
  3. critically review environmental impacts of transport
  4. adapt the knowledge of research principles and methods of integrating land use and transport
  5. combine the knowledge and skills gained in the areas of  land use, transport and the environment and develop a research project.
  • Assessments — Module problems (30%)
  • Presentation (25%)
  • Research Project (45%)

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.

NumberTopic
1Land impacts on transport
2Public transport service planning
3Accessibility issues
4Environment impacts of transport

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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