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CIV5704 Road and Street Engineering

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


The road system in Australia varies from single lane unformed roads carrying low traffic volumes, to multi-lane roads carrying large volumes of traffic. Personnel involved with traffic operation must understand the characteristics of the user and the road control elements for optimum outcome in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental concerns. The course aims to enable students to develop the ability to identify elements and techniques for understanding and analysing the operational status of traffic stream for better performance.

This course introduces the theory, principles and techniques of traffic engineering, with the focus on road traffic flow theory and analysis. The course content is concentrated in traffic flow theory; traffic incident analysis; traffic data collection and analysis; design, control and analysis of signalised intersection; evaluation of performance and level of service, introduction to the public transportation system, and strategies for transportation system management.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023