Transport Planning, Modelling and Economics

CVE80003 12.5 Credit Points Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 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


PG: Admission to cognate PG degree
UG: CVE30003 Transport Engineering

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of the characteristics of transport demand and supply, infrastructure costs and community benefits. This is in addition to learning about the factors that affect destination, route and mode choice of travellers and the application of relevant theories and principles in modelling trip distribution and network planning. It also aims to learn how to apply current guidelines and techniques in evaluating transport projects and assessing their costs and benefits.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the transport planning process (K3, S1)
2. Appreciate the basics of transport demand analysis, acquire basic knowledge on household interview survey and understand how to estimate the number of trips (S1, S2, K3)
3. Discern how to model the destination choice of travellers (K3, K2, S1)
4. Discern how to model the mode choice of travellers and apply the knowledge to solve a complex problem ( K2, S1, S2, A7)
5. Describe the theory behind the principles of welfare economics as related to transport programs (K3, S1)
6. Apply the fundamental transport economic concepts of demand, supply, pricing, congestion and other externalities in their estimation (K3)
7. Apply the benefit cost analysis principles including multi-criteria analysis and generate high quality reports as part of a team (S1, K3, K2, S2, A7)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.