Road Safety Engineering is the perfect unit to prepare you for a role in road safety engineering, auditing and management. In this Open Universities Australia and University of South Adelaide unit, you’ll learn both the theories of road safety the industry practices that maintain them.
Once you’ve developed a sound knowledge of road safety theory and the causes and types of traffic accidents, you will learn to classify accidents and utilise databases. With knowledge of accident classification and hazard theory, you’ll learn to evaluate roads for hazardous locations and potential safety issues.
Finally, you will learn to engineer and implement countermeasures to road safety hazards. Upon completion of the unit, you’ll be adept at producing impact assessments and road safety audits containing professional countermeasure suggestions.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport), University of South Australia
Areas of study
In this engineering unit, the topics you will study include:
Types of traffic accidents
Systems for classifying accidents
Identification of hazardous road locations
Accident countermeasures, engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement
Evaluation techniques and impact assessment
Road safety audit
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport),?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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Road Safety Engineering provides the skills and knowledge used within professional road safety engineering and management. Upon completion of the unit, you’ll be skilful and confident in evaluating road safety, producing impact assessments, and advising and implementing hazard countermeasures.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Road Safety Engineering 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 FEE-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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-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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