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In undergraduate subjects, students are exposed to some engineering features of transport and traffic engineering. However, these do not fully provide the requisite knowledge and skills for understanding the modelling and planning aspects of transport system engineering. These competencies are of highest importance for those interested in a career in transport engineering. In this subject, students will be provided with the fundamental concept of four-step modelling in depth, including trip generation/attraction, trip distribution, modal split and traffic assignment. The contemporary topics of transport modelling such as choice modelling, car-ownership and uncertainty modelling in the context of transport infrastructure engineering will also be presented. The subject provides real world examples and assignments. The primary emphasis of the subject is on concepts (rather than mathematical details) and getting students ready for the industry.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Describe the component models and the modelling framework used in transport network modelling and complex systems
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of various transport models
- Apply the 4-step and activity-based modelling theories in transport planning
- Implement trip generation/attraction, trip distribution, modal split and traffic and transit assignment in transport strategic modelling
- Discuss uncertainty in planning transport infrastructure projects
- Demonstrate skills in conducting traffic impact study
- Assess contemporary issues in transport modelling and planning
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large;
- Ability to manage information and documentation.
Last updated: 3 November 2022