Courses & Units

Road Transportation and Asset Management ENG710



This unit combines two very important topics for civil engineers: asset management and road transportation engineering. Asset management addresses the important emerging field of infrastructure, and in this unit the key principles of asset management will be taught alongside principles of transportation engineering by focusing on road assets. The course will cover the requirements as outlined in International Standard ISO55001 "Asset Management" and Austroads "Guide to Asset Management" and will align with the local government focused "International Infrastructure Management Manual" (IIMM). The road transportation engineering component includes 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. The aim of this component of the unit is to allow students to develop an understanding of the role of the traffic engineer in traffic planning and operations, designing components of the traffic infrastructure.


Unit name Road Transportation and Asset Management
Unit code ENG710
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Eric Sivret
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain specific terms and concepts used in infrastructure asset management framework and road transportation engineering
  • Identify bene┬┐ts, costs and alternative options relevant to evaluating a road as a transport delivery mechanism.
  • Design and evaluate a road pavement transportation system using current design standards, traffic statistics, and traffic modelling probability concepts.
  • Forecast changes to road infrastructure using road asset management and traffic engineering principles.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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