Course Title: Integrated Transport Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Transport Planning

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Liam Davies

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6457

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will study of the theory and practice of transport and land use planning in urban areas. This course aims to give you an overview of an area that is frequently controversial, encouraging you to read widely and think critically. Transport planning is a field characterised by strongly held views that are rarely subjected to serious scrutiny and by a tendency for ‘spin’ to take the place of serious policies and plans. The intention of this course is to canvass a range of views and approaches in the field of integrated transport planning. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcome: 

Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving urban and regional problems in diverse contexts and assessing implications of decisions and actions. 

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the history and theory of integrated transport and land use planning
  2. Collect and analyse transport data relevant to a given transport topic that can be used for planning purposes
  3. Critically analyse the major local and international trends and issues associated with integrated transport planning in practice
  4. Understand key issues associated with transport and land use planning and critically assess a range of approaches to planning for different forms of transport. 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face and online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

The University Library has extensive resources for planning students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Reading and Participation Task, (20% Linked Course Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4)

Assessment 2: Data Collection and Analysis Task, (50% Linked Course Learning Outcomes: 2 and 4)

Assessment 3: Research and Analysis Task, (30% Linked Course Learning Outcomes: 1, 3 and 4)

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.