Transport Engineering

CVE30003 12.5 Credit Points Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 30 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of road transport system elements, planning process and integration of modes, apply traffic flow theories in assessing the performance of routes and intersections and use current guidelines in the design of geometric layout.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe the four-step transport planning process, data requirements and collection. (K3)
2. Analyse and assess the performance of routes and intersections through an understanding of traffic flow theories and the use of hand calculations and relevant software. (K1, K2, K3, S1)
3. Apply the principles and objectives of geometric design in the design of intersections using current guidelines and generate a complete set of high standard plans and high quality reports as part of a team. (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A7)
4. Appreciate and consider the needs of all road users, their interaction and management of their movement in an efficient and safe manner and identify the principles of road transport integration and sustainability. (K3, S1, S2)
5. Apply current guidelines in the design and construction of heavy and light rail systems and identify factors affecting system operation. (K2, K3, S2, S3)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.