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Transport Systems (CVEN90048) // Further information

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Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes


    Key learning and teaching methods include:

    Lectures and large-group discussion of core themes and concepts. These are delivered by academic staff members. Lectures draw on real world case studies, key policy reference points and the introduction and description of basic analytical procedures or calculations. Lecturers employ multimedia, public speaking, and Socratic dialogue methods. Two hours of lectures are offered for each week of the academic program.

    Engagement with required and suggested readings and information sources. Readings and information sources cover a mixture of policy documents, journal papers, online references and databases, government reports or guidelines, and other textual resources. Students are expected to undertake between 1-2 hours per week of reading and resource review to support concept acquisition and knowledge contextualisation, as well as to assist with execution of tutorial exercises, assignment work, and exam.

    Tutorial and tutorial exercises in smaller-group format. This approach includes classic Q&A and calculation exercises. Tutors are primarily drawn from the specialist lecturers (from both academia and industry) tutoring in smaller groups, on specialised topics, with reference to the weekly tutorial exercises. Roughly one hour of tutorial time is available per week of the program.


    AUSTROADS, (2009). Guide to Traffic Engineering and Management, Sydney, Parts 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10 & 13.

    Low, N. (2013). Transforming Urban Transport, The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility, EarthScan, Routledge, Oxon.

    The Victorian Integrated Travel Survey (online database) www.transport.vic.gov.au/research/statistics/victorian-integrated-survey-of-travel-and-activity

    The Victorian Transport Statistics Portal (online database) www1.transport.vic.gov.au/VTSP

    Richardson, A.J., Ampt, E.S. and Meyburg, A.H. (1995). Survey Methods for Transport Planning. Eucalyptus Press.

    Government of Victoria (2008). Victoria’s Road Safety Strategy – arrive alive. Government of Victoria www.roadsafety.vic.gov.au

    Austroads, 2009. Austroads Guide to Road Design: Part 3 – Geometric Design. Austroads

    VicRoads, 2013. Freeway Ramp Signals Handbook (online). https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/business-and-industry/technical-documents/freeway-ramp-signals-handbook


    State Government departments and agencies are involved in providing input to the course material as well as data for the major assignment.

    Students are also alerted to student membership opportunities at these organisations and encouraged to consider applying for membership.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.