Road Design and Traffic Management

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Road Design and Traffic Management examines the objectives, principles and processes at work in the designing of roadways, with a focus on geometric road design using highway design software.

You will learn to apply current guidelines in the design of roadways, utilising software to select the correct inputs and geometric relations to enhance driver safety and comfort, including road cross-section elements to ensure that horizontal and vertical alignments are correctly placed.

The other focus of this online unit is the importance of traffic management measures, demonstrated through traffic impact studies. You will study existing and emerging traffic control systems.

Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia offer this unit for online study to improve your understanding of the basic engineering concepts surrounding roadways and traffic.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related level 1 units or other relevant experience. You will also require access to Microstation and 12d software.

Areas of study

In this Road Design and Traffic Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Road design fundamentals
  • Computer applications for road design
  • Design of road and traffic systems
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Local traffic management

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit provides experience in the design and classification of roadway systems. As part of an engineering degree, you may wish to pursue employment in the civil engineering field, private or public construction sectors, government agencies including state transport and road authorities, or seek employment as a roads and traffic consultant.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Road Design and Traffic Management from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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