Course Title: Transport Engineering 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transport Engineering 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Offsh3 12,
Offsh3 14


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Professor Berthold Best

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3612

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.25

Course Coordinator Availability: TBA

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CIVE1180 Transport Engineering 1

Course Description

Transport Engineering 2 introduces you to the complex interaction that occurs between the transport system and other elements of urban development. It also introduces the benefits to be gained by the efficient management of transport resources. You will be exposed to various aspects of the transport system such as planning, design, operations and management. The importance of sustainability in the lifecycle of transport infrastructure will be emphasised.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours):

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Survey and collate traffic data.
  2. Analyse traffic movements through a designated area/intersection.
  3. Identify and design traffic system components.
  4. Evaluate and design local area traffic management systems.
  5. Develop and justify traffic congestion management strategies.

Overview of Learning Activities

Theoretical content related to various elements of transport systems will be proposed and discussed in lecture sessions. Content knowledge will then be applied to practical scenarios during tutorials. Theory will frame application as you solve transport engineering problems working in small groups/teams. You will work sequentially through various elements of transport engineering design and management issues to develop solutions.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience’ through simulations and role plays using industry technology, equipment and processes. 

Total study hours: You will undertake the equivalent of four hours per week in lectures and tutorials. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of resources will be available through Blackboard LMS.

RMIT Library Subject Guide: 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1:- Queue Theory and Unsignalised Intersection Analysis [10%],

This assessment task supports CLO 2

Assessment Task 2: - Traffic Signal Design using SIDRA [30%],

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 5

Assessment Task 3: - Congestion and Queue Development [10%],

This assessment task supports CLO 4

Assessment 4: End of Semester Exam [50%].

Assessment Tasks 1-3 are group projects (4students per group). Group members must be in the same tutorial class. Each group member’s grading will be based on the overall group grade.

Detailed project briefs will be provided on the Learning Hub for each assessment task. In addition, detailed rubrics will be provided for each assessment task outlining the expected outputs to achieve different grades. Late submissions will be penalised at 5% per day unless extensions are authorised in writing.

To pass this course you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50%.