Courses & Units

Transportation Engineering ENG322



This unit introduces civil engineering students to transportation engineering and its role in modern society, including aspects of the following topics: transport modes and planning; economics of transport; traffic and highway engineering including vehicle characteristics, collection of traffic data, parametric and non-parametric tests applied to traffic engineering problems, headway distributions, gap and delay models, speed and flow relationships, roadway capacity - uninterrupted and interrupted flow, isolated traffic signals, coordinated traffic signals, traffic accidents; environmental problems associated with roads, road design standards, geometric design of roads, pavement materials, design and evaluation of road pavements, maintenance strategies. The aim of this unit is to allow students to develop an understanding of the role of the traffic engineer in traffic planning and operations, designing modern road pavements, and ensuring traffic safety.


Unit name Transportation Engineering
Unit code ENG322
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Dr Hong Y Liu

Teaching staff

Mr Keith Midson

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain model splits between the various transport modes and shockwaves in traffic flow.

2. Design transportation system including intersections and signals using traffic flow concepts, theories and principles including the four step modelling techniques.

3. Design and evaluate road pavements including maintenance strategies to ensure road safety and address the legal, economic and social implications of transportation systems and environmental issues associated roads and road design.

4. Apply road design standards, statistics, and probability concepts to analyse traffic flow data and transportation design especially those at the various types of intersections.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 030909

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Teaching Pattern



4 major assessments:  tutorials (10%), Pavement design project (25%), Traffic analysis and design project (25%) and end of semester exam (40$)

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