Course Title: Transport Engineering 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transport Engineering 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Offsh2 13

Course Coordinator: Dr. Sara Maridpour

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2407

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CIVE1157 Transport Engineering 2

Course Description

Transport Engineering 3 is a project-based course which aims to enhance your independent investigative skills to source relevant information regarding a complex transport issue or problem. You will use your analytical skills to propose and justify solutions. The course will also provide you with an operational context in preparation for your future working environment. 

The course describes the complex interactions between the transport system and other elements of urban development, the benefits to be gained by the efficient management of transport resources and the application of engineering problem solving to issues in transport.  Depending on the nature of your project, you will be involved in surveying traffic data in the field and analysing data to develop a Transport Impact Study for a particular location. Traffic impacts could be analysed to determine the environmental and economic impacts of developments. The latest technologies in transport are used in projects to improve road safety, public transport, traffic management, transport planning and sustainability.

Much of the course will be taken in a workshop mode. You will work directly with a team leader to develop your projects. You will frequently work under guidance from the team leader to emulate the working environment where engineers combine their expertise to solve complex problems. 

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. Complete an extensive literature research investigating a broad range of components of a particular complex transport engineering problem.
  2. Utilise your analytical skills to propose and evaluate a range of potential solutions to a complex transport engineering problem.
  3. Integrate your knowledge of contributing variables to a complex transport engineering issue.
  4. Analyse and evaluate project data.
  5. Demonstrate ability for resourcefulness and independent work.
  6. Present an engineering report in final form ready for review and evaluation by others.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures will involve presentation and discussion of theory on various elements of the transport system. Tutorials will be framed around the demonstration of theoretical concepts and their application through solving of relevant problems in small groups. You will sequentially work through various elements of transport engineering design and management issues to develop these solutions.

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.

RMIT Library Subject Guide: 

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements

Assessment Task 1: Urban Planning [15%],

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 2

Assessment Task 2: Transport Modelling [35%],

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 - 6

Assessment Task 3: End of Semester Exam [50%]

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5

The three assessment tasks are group projects and students will be organised into groups of 4. All 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 for each assessment task will be provided on the learning hub. 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%.