Traffic Engineering

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Traffic Engineering is a comprehensive unit in urban traffic systems. Provided in collaboration between Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia, the unit covers everything from an introduction to how traffic works, to analysing and evaluating advanced traffic engineering problems.

First, you will unravel the puzzles and intricacies of urban traffic management. You’ll analyse how traffic flow works through theory and practical case studies. The theory element will cover traffic flow and traffic signal theory, while practical case studies will evaluate road capacity and signal design.

With traffic theory under your belt, you’ll learn to use traffic impact analysis to solve urban traffic issues and traffic engineering problems with practical case studies. Finally, you will learn to conduct traffic surveys and interpret and utilise the outcomes for your traffic engineering work.

Eligibility

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:

  • Elements of the road traffic system
  • Traffic flow theory and road capacity analysis
  • Theory and design for signalised intersections
  • Principles and procedures in traffic impact analysis
  • Geometric design of intersections
  • Traffic survey

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • 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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How will this unit advance my career?

Traffic Engineering provides a grounding in both the theoretical and practical components of traffic analysis, equipping you with the skills to innovate and troubleshoot issues in urban traffic design.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Traffic 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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Financial assistance

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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