Sustainable Transport and Highway Engineering

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Transport and Highway Engineering

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science and Math, Environmental Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course is presented as 2 strands. The first strand is concerned with transport planning concepts and fundamentals of traffic theory. The transport planning component dwells on technical applications related to interactions among transport, land use and the environment. Topics include: introduction to four step transport planning process, transport network principles and their applications, transport demand models and sustainable transport strategies. The traffic theory component introduces basics of traffic engineering relationships, performance characteristics of roads, traffic management and delay computations in relation to unsignalised intersections and roundabouts. This strand which is allocated approximately 2/3 of teaching content is common for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students.
    The second strand is specifically for Civil Engineering students. This strand relates to development of technical skills required to prepare geometric design of highways. It introduces the design and computation process of rural roads and intersections, including horizontal and vertical alignment of highways, cross-sections and earthworks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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