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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleMTrans
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3272
Contact details

Visit http://eng.monash.edu.au/civil/current/rts/transport

Course coordinator

Visit http://eng.monash.edu.au/civil/current/rts

Notes

  • International students are only able to study this course in their country of residence.
  • Part-time study only.

Description

This degree is part of a program incorporating the Master of Transport and Master of Traffic.

The program in transport and traffic is a response to the growing need for engineers with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of transport, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, the program outlines the state-of-the-art of transport engineering, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of transport facilities.

The course is aimed at giving the student a thorough understanding of the nature of transport demand and the role of transport in the modern community, a familiarity with the characteristics of modern transport technology, and the ability to appraise and evaluate solutions to transport problems. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling transport-related issues.

For these reasons, the program will have particular appeal to people with a few years postgraduate experience in transport who wish to have formal education in this field. Engineers working with road, traffic or public transport authorities, or in local government and people with an interest in transport planning or research will find the course to be of benefit.

The postgraduate program in transport and traffic was designed with the assistance of a Department of Civil Engineering advisory committee on transport education. Through this committee, which includes representatives of government departments, local government, research institutions and private firms with an interest in transport, the department is kept abreast of needs and opportunities related to transport education.

Objectives

Graduates will:

  • gain an understanding of the need to plan, develop and maintain the transport system at a high level
  • demonstrate an understanding of the policy context of transport planning including interactions between transport technology, the land use and urban activity system and institutional/economic dimensions
  • be able to apply analytic techniques to transport planning
  • assess transport related projects and policies in a rigorous manner
  • practice critical appraisal of the literature and evidence when evaluating the appropriateness of particular technologies or solutions to transport problems
  • be able to recognise the importance of balancing a range of broad considerations in achieving the best operation of the transport system.

Credit for prior studies

A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies may be credited for prior study. Credits or exemptions will not be granted for undergraduate qualifications.

Students articulating from the Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic will be eligible for credit for a total of 24 points.

Students who have completed the Master of Traffic will be eligible for credit for a total of 24 points.

Structure

This course comprises seven core units and one elective unit.

Requirements

Core units

  • CIV5301 Traffic engineering fundamentals
  • CIV5303 Quantitative methods
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5305 Transport modelling
  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy
  • CIV5315 Transport economics

Students articulating from the Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic will have completed CIV5301 and CIV5314 while students who have previously completed the Master of Traffic will have completed some of the core units listed above. These students must make up the required credit points for the masters by selecting sufficient units from the elective units listed below.

Elective unit

Select one unit from:

  • CIV5302 Road traffic: Engineering and management
  • CIV5306 Road safety engineering
  • CIV5307 Parking policy and design
  • CIV5308 Case studies in transport
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
  • one six credit point elective (which can be drawn from other transport and traffic units, infrastructure engineering units or units in the course 3341 Master of Business Information Systems).

Total: 48 points

Progression to further studies

After completing the Master of Transport, candidates are eligible to continue to the Master of Traffic which requires completion of a further 24 points, including any core units in the Master of Traffic not already undertaken in the Master of Transport.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Transport early may apply to graduate with course 2863 Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award.

Award(s)

Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic

Master of Transport