ENEC20004 - Advanced Transportation Engineering Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Advanced Transportation Engineering Design will prepare you to analyse and solve complex transportation problems. You will develop strategies for analysing, managing and controlling traffic; identifying safety issues; and recommending solutions. In this unit, you will apply relevant industrial design standards and guides to solve complex traffic and pavement analysis and design problems involving highway capacity analysis, intersection design and pavement design by considering stakeholders and sustainability requirements. You will also use appropriate industry-relevant software for analysis and design. You are required to work, learn, and communicate effectively in a professional manner, independently and in project teams.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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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%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 60.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 55.56% 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 evaluation
The step-wise process followed and the lecture-tutorial-workshop format was acknowledged to aid student learning.
Continue the step-wise process and lecture-tutorial-workshop format.
Action Taken
Continued the step-wise process of design and lecture-tutorial-workshop format.
Source: Student evaluation
Laboratory activities were not effective as they were just a demonstration but practical hands-on training/sampling was not available.
Remove laboratory activities from this unit and replace by related project works.
Action Taken
Laboratory activities from this unit were removed and replaced by related applied project works.
Source: In-class discussion
Contents, software, and associated learning resources were acknowledged as being practical and useful.
Continue to make the unit relevant, up-to-date. practical and useful by enhancing contents, software, and associated learning resources.
Action Taken
Continued to make the unit relevant, up-to-date, practical and useful by enhancing contents, software, and associated learning resources.
Source: In-class discussions
The unit is practical and resembles the real-world professional design and analysis scenarios.
Continue to make the unit authentic and practical.
Action Taken
Source: Student performance
The traffic analysis and pavement design problems are complex.
Provide simplified and clearly defined traffic analysis and pavement design scenarios without compromising learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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