ENEC14015 - Traffic Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students will be able to describe and explain the fundamental concepts and characteristics of traffic engineering systems. They will analyse traffic survey data and interpret survey results, applying them to analysis of traffic flows and estimation of system capacity. Students will be able to analyse and design intersections, roundabouts and signalised intersections, assess traffic environments, develop strategies for managing and controlling traffic, identify safety issues and recommend solutions. They are required to communicate, work and learn, both independently and collaboratively, in a professional manner. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: MATH11219 and (ENEG11002 OR ENEA11002)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 70% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The use of an industry based program SIDRA was highlighted as a good aspect of the course. This is consistent with previous students comment.
Recommendation
The lecturer will ensure that Industry-based programs such as SIDRA will continue to be used. It would ensure that current Software version available to the industry is also made available to the students.
Action Taken
The use of Industry-based programs such as SIDRA was continued. The current software version available to the industry was made available to the students.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
The workbook exercise was identified as valuable learning activity. Previous feedback had requested that the workbook be graded. This is being considered for implementation.
Recommendation
Workbook activity will continue to be used as a learning activity. As a strategy to improve on clarity of assessment the grading of the workbook will be considered for implementation.
Action Taken
Graded Workbook activities were used as a learning activity.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
Clarity of assessment item was the major issue reported by the student. This was quite different from 2015 that was changed.
Recommendation
A strategy will be explored to used the 2015 assessment model that students commented positively.
Action Taken
Moodle quiz functionality was used to generate a customised assessment for students. This recorded a 5 out of 5 from student evaluation on return on assessment and 4.4 out of 5 on assessment task.
Source: Student Course Evaluation
Feedback
Teleconference communication quality was highlighted as an area needed improvement. A recommendation of the use of high quality microphone was made.
Recommendation
The use of high quality headphones will be adopted for subsequent recorded video conferences. Review of recorded session will also be undertaken by the lecturer using a different platform for quality improvement.
Action Taken
The use of high quality headphones was adopted for all recorded video conferences.
Source: Student Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Alignment of content with required assessment.
Recommendation
Continue to align learning activities with required assessment items.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain characteristics of drivers, pedestrians and vehicular traffic relevant to traffic studies. [2, 3, 7]
  2. Describe how to organise/conduct traffic surveys; analyse collected data and interpret the results. [3, 4]
  3. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships. [3, 4, 5]
  4. Conduct capacity analysis to determine the level of-service of roadways and intersections. [3, 4]
  5. Analyse and design at-grade intersections and roundabouts. [3, 4]
  6. Analyse and design signalised intersections. [3, 4]
  7. Assess traffic environments, identify road safety problems and recommend solutions. [3, 4]
  8. Propose strategies to control and manage traffic in an urban/local area. [3, 4]
  9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]
  10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment