Course Title: Advanced Transport Infrastructure

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Transport Infrastructure

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Sara Moridpour

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2407

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.21

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Advanced Transport Infrastructure aims to enhance your understanding of transport modeling and planning and transport infrastructure. It also identifies and considers the problems/issues traffic and transport engineers encounter in transport planning and demand prediction. The course focuses on traditional and contemporary land use and demand prediction models used for strategic planning and modeling of transport networks. It is suitable for urban planners, traffic and transport engineers, transport planners and other employees in the transport infrastructure sector.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to development of the following program learning outcomes for MC257 Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering):

  1. Needs, Context and Systems
  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues.
  1. Problem Solving and Design
  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems.
  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team.
  1. Analysis
  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities.
  • Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.
  1. Professional Practice
  • Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities.
  • Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Critically review land use and demand prediction models and debate their strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Describe, investigate and analyse different frameworks used in transport network modeling and the variables impacting transport networks.
  3. Identify and evaluate the factors influencing land use and transport demand.
  4. Apply appropriate concepts, techniques and principles that underpin transport demand forecasting and management to a variety of contemporary and emerging transport infrastructure scenarios.
  5. Model and validate different land use and demand prediction models.
  6. Demonstrate and justify the use of commercial network modeling packages for transport demand forecasting and management

Overview of Learning Activities

The course activities are structured around lectures and tutorials to develop and consolidate your knowledge. Through assignments, presentations and online case studies you will apply and enhance both your theoretical and practical skills related to transport infrastructure.

Total study hours: 

Staff directed time (including laboratory work) 48 hrs

Self-directed research and study 48 hrs

Overview of Learning Resources

In Advanced Transport Infrastructure you will interrogate contemporary and emerging literature with local, national and global relevance in order to inform your specialist knowledge and skills. Course-related resources will be provided on Blackboard, which is accessed through myRMIT. This includes lecture and tutorial material, case studies, supplementary course notes, problem sheets and solutions, assignments, practice exams and references.

Support can also be found at RMIT Library Guides:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Urban Planning [15%] - Class Presentation (Group),

This assessment task focuses on evaluating the urban planning and transport system of a large city. This assessment task supports CLOs 3 and 5.

Assessment Task 2: Transport Modelling [35%] - Major assignment (Group),

This assessment task covers all stages of transport modelling including the demand forecast, mode choice and traffic assignment. This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2, 4 and 6.

End of Semester Exam [50%].

CLOs 1-6