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CS3004 - Transportation Engineering

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Subject offered in even years

Transportation Planning and Economics: Fundamentals of urban transportation planning; The four-step planning process; Transportation system evaluation, Transportation systems management.Geometric Design and Traffic Engineering: Geometric design of streets and highways, intersections and interchanges; Principles of bridge design; Road stream characteristics; Traffic control techniques.Pavement Technology: Evaluation of pavements and pavement materials; Design of flexible and rigid pavements; Airport pavements and off-shore pavements; Pavement construction; Pavement management systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate effectively through design and assignment reports and class participation;
  • learn and apply some basic science and engineering fundamentals to pavement design, geometric design and traffic engineering;
  • understand the principles of sustainable design and development (energy and environmental considerations);
  • understand the professional and ethical responsibilities including road safety;
  • understand the social, economic, global and environmental elements of the multidisciplinary transportation problems;
  • undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • utilise a systems approach to complex transportation problems.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50% - 70%)
  • On-Course assessment some of which may be invigilated - (30% - 50%).


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Rabin Tuladhar
Lecturers: Mr Michael Matheson, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.