ENEC14015 - Traffic Engineering
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students will be able to describe and explain the fundamental concepts and characteristics of traffic engineering systems. They will analyse traffic survey data and interpret survey results, applying them to analysis of traffic flows and estimation of system capacity. Students will be able to analyse and design intersections, roundabouts and signalised intersections, assess traffic environments, develop strategies for managing and controlling traffic, identify safety issues and recommend solutions. They are required to communicate, work and learn, both independently and collaboratively, in a professional manner. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: MATH11219 and (ENEG11002 OR ENEA11002)

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

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%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The use of an industry based program SIDRA was highlighted as a good aspect of the course. This is consistent with previous students comment. Student Course Evaluation The lecturer will ensure that Industry-based programs such as SIDRA will continue to be used. It would ensure that current Software version available to the industry is also made available to the students.
The workbook exercise was identified as valuable learning activity. Previous feedback had requested that the workbook be graded. This is being considered for implementation. Student Course Evaluation Workbook activity will continue to be used as a learning activity. As a strategy to improve on clarity of assessment the grading of the workbook will be considered for implementation.
Clarity of assessment item was the major issue reported by the student. This was quite different from 2015 that was changed. Student Course Evaluation A strategy will be explored to used the 2015 assessment model that students commented positively.
Teleconference communication quality was highlighted as an area needed improvement. A recommendation of the use of high quality microphone was made. Student Course Evaluation The use of high quality headphones will be adopted for subsequent recorded video conferences. Review of recorded session will also be undertaken by the lecturer using a different platform for quality improvement.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain characteristics of drivers, pedestrians and vehicular traffic relevant to traffic studies. [2, 3, 7]
  2. Describe how to organise/conduct traffic surveys; analyse collected data and interpret the results. [3, 4]
  3. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships. [3, 4, 5]
  4. Conduct capacity analysis to determine the level of-service of roadways and intersections. [3, 4]
  5. Analyse and design at-grade intersections and roundabouts. [3, 4]
  6. Analyse and design signalised intersections. [3, 4]
  7. Assess traffic environments, identify road safety problems and recommend solutions. [3, 4]
  8. Propose strategies to control and manage traffic in an urban/local area. [3, 4]
  9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]
  10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Numbers in brackets show Graduate Attributes below aligned with by each Learning Outcome

BEng GAs

  1. science and engineering
  2. communicate effectively
  3. technical competence
  4. problem solution
  5. systems approach
  6. function in teams
  7. social, cultural, global and environmental
  8. sustainable design and development
  9. professionalism and ethics
  10. lifelong learning

BEngTech GAs

  1. science and engineering
  2. communicate effectively
  3. technical competence
  4. problem resolution
  5. technology and its applications
  6. function in teams
  7. social, cultural, global and environmental
  8. sustainable design and development
  9. professionalism and ethics
  10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment            
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Communication                  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking        
4. Information Literacy                  
5. Team Work                    
6. Information Technology Competence          
7. Cross Cultural Competence                    
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Written Assessment        
4 - Written Assessment                

Prescribed Textbooks

Traffic & Highway Engineering
Author/s: Nicholas J. Garber & Lester A Hoel Year: 2015
Edition: 5 th Publisher: Cengage Learning
City: Florence State: KY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • SIDRA
  • AutoCAD CIVIL 3D
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJerome Egwurube (j.egwurube@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to Traffic Studies

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 3
  • AGTM03-13 Chapter 2
Week 2 17-07-2017

Traffic Operation: Vehicle Characteristics

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 3
Week 3 24-07-2017

Principle of Traffic Flow 1

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 6
Week 4 31-07-2017

Principle of Traffic Flow 2

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 6
  • AGTM02/08 Chapter 2
Week 5 07-08-2017

Principle of Traffic Flow 3

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 6
  • AGTM02/08 Chapter 4, 5
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Capacity Analysis and Level of Service

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 9
  • AGTM03-13 Chapter 3, 4
Assessment A Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Capacity Analysis: MultiLane Highway

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 9
  • AGTM03-13 Chapter 5, 6
Week 8 04-09-2017

Capacity Analysis: Two-Lane Highway

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 9
  • AGTM03-13 Chapter 5, 6
Week 9 11-09-2017

Capacity Analysis: Ramp

Week 10 18-09-2017

Traffic Engineering Studies

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 4
Assessment B Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Analysis Roundabouts

  • AGTM06-13 Chapter 4
Week 12 02-10-2017

Analysis of Signalized Intersection

  • Garber & Hoel Chapter 10
  • AGTM06-13 Chapter 5
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Assessment C Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Workbook Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

General Information

  1. Answer Moodle quiz in the assessment task.
  2. Additional unit details are provided in the Moodle unit site

Communication with Lecturer

  • All unit related questions must be asked through appropriate forums or during the scheduled class
    time. No email will be responded for any quarries related to this unit unless those are private in
    circumstances.
  • All emails related to this unit should have the unit code (ENEC14015) in the subject line. Any email
    without unit code in the subject line may not be responded.

Example: ENEC14015: Moodle Quiz

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment A
Task Description

This assessment focus on Weeks 1 to 5 content. The Assessment task is an individual activity which will contribute 30 marks out of 100 marks.

  • You will be required to complete the Moodle generated quiz
  • The Moodle quiz will cover materials from week 1 to week 5.
  • You will be have 2 attempts at each quiz.
  • There is a maximum time limit to complete each quiz
  • Your grading will be based on average score from each attempt.

Further information is available on the Moodle site

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Returned electronically via moodle as marked
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any proceeding steps are inaccurate. Zero mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain characteristics of drivers, pedestrians and vehicular traffic relevant to traffic studies. [2, 3, 7]

3. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships. [3, 4, 5]

9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]

10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment B
Task Description

This assessment focus on Weeks 6 to 9 content. The Assessment task is an individual activity which will contribute 40 marks out of 100 marks.
  • This is an individual activity.
  • You are expected to use the HCM2010 methodology to conduct capacity analysis for different scenarios.
  • The questions will be generated through Moodle Quiz
  • Each student will be provided individual data for each of the questions.
  • You will be allowed only one attempt for this task
  • There is a maximum time limit to complete the task

Further information is available on the Moodle site

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Returned electronically via moodle as marked
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any proceeding steps are inaccurate. Zero mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit a single PDF file through unit website

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships. [3, 4, 5]

4. Conduct capacity analysis to determine the level of-service of roadways and intersections. [3, 4]

5. Analyse and design at-grade intersections and roundabouts. [3, 4]

6. Analyse and design signalised intersections. [3, 4]

9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]

10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment C
Task Description

This assessment focus on Weeks 10 to 12 content. The Assessment task is an individual activity which will contribute 30 marks out of 100 marks.

  • You are expected to undertake the following
  • Identify two roundabout intersections
  • Conduct a traffic survey to collect the turning movement inputs for the identified intersection
  • Create the layout of the identified intersections in SIDRA and conduct an analysis
  • Upload a report for your analysis
  • Upload the single SIDRA file used in the analysis.

Further information is available on the Moodle site

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Returned electronically via moodle as marked
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The marking matrix shall be based on the content consisting of the following principles. Each sequential step shall be allocated marks proportionately

  1. Accuracy of Input parameter for each computation step with appropriate unit. Marks will only be awarded for correct input
  2. Application of accurate methodology with appropriate referencing. Full mark will only be awarded for error free computational steps with appropriate explanation to be understood by an independent person.
  3. Accuracy of answer with appropriate unit. Zero mark will be awarded with error in either Input or methodology.
  4. If answers to any proceeding steps are inaccurate. Zero mark be awarded for subsequent answers.

Additional information should be obtained from the Moodle Unit web-page

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

within 10 working days after submission due date

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Describe how to organise/conduct traffic surveys; analyse collected data and interpret the results. [3, 4]

4. Conduct capacity analysis to determine the level of-service of roadways and intersections. [3, 4]

5. Analyse and design at-grade intersections and roundabouts. [3, 4]

6. Analyse and design signalised intersections. [3, 4]

7. Assess traffic environments, identify road safety problems and recommend solutions. [3, 4]

8. Propose strategies to control and manage traffic in an urban/local area. [3, 4]

9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]

10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Workbook
Task Description

The Workbook is a compulsory component of the unit and it supplements the Assignment work. The Workbook tasks will be made available on the Unit Website. Students will need to show appropriate use of notes, procedures, discussion, evaluation and calculations. It is the record of you working through the unit material and should include your rough notes as well as worked examples etc. Some effort is therefore required to maintain your workbook progressively throughout the term and prevent the need to re-work/rewrite at the end.

If students have difficulty with Workbook tasks, they should seek assistance from colleagues in their online study groups in the first instance.

In addition to the online workbook task completion, students should maintain a workbook and must submit as per the Study Schedule.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Returned electronically via moodle as marked
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Satisfactory workbook = ALL tasks must be successfully completed in the workbook and responses must show sufficient working and explanation to allow step-by-step checking.

No workbook submission = Fail in the workbook assessment = Fail in unit

Unsatisfactory workbook = Fail in the workbook assessment = Fail in unit

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of each uploaded quizes
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain characteristics of drivers, pedestrians and vehicular traffic relevant to traffic studies. [2, 3, 7]

2. Describe how to organise/conduct traffic surveys; analyse collected data and interpret the results. [3, 4]

3. Analyse traffic flows and describe the effect of key traffic flow parameters and their inter-relationships. [3, 4, 5]

4. Conduct capacity analysis to determine the level of-service of roadways and intersections. [3, 4]

5. Analyse and design at-grade intersections and roundabouts. [3, 4]

6. Analyse and design signalised intersections. [3, 4]

7. Assess traffic environments, identify road safety problems and recommend solutions. [3, 4]

8. Propose strategies to control and manage traffic in an urban/local area. [3, 4]

9. Demonstrate ethical decision-making process when choosing recommended traffic engineering solutions. [1, 9]

10. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and collaboratively in a professional manner. [2, 6, 9, 10]




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