Postgraduate Courses (provisional) for 2018 – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland                       

For Master of Engineering Studies [MEngSt] and Post Graduate Certificate [PGCert], with / without Transportation specialisation, or for a one-off Certificate of Proficiency, COP.

Semester 1 (Mar-Jun ‘18)
CIVIL758 – Traffic Systems Design (Mon 4-6pm, Tues 1-2 pm, 12 weeks) Traffic signal timing analysis, gap acceptance parameters, intersection analysis of performance (priority, roundabouts, signals), introduction to transportation planning and modelling techniques, Resource Management Act and other requirements, computer modelling and simulation.
CIVIL761 – Planning & Design of Transport Facilities (21-23 March & 9-11 May A range of topics on planning and design of transport facilities including fundamentals of traffic flow, modelling and simulation of transport facilities, macroscopic traffic models and traffic signal safety and operations.
CIVIL764 – Highway Safety Operations (14 -16 March and   16-18 May)  A range of topics on the operation of two lane highways and their safety including highway capacity, LOS, passing/climbing lanes, and economic evaluation methods. Safer Journeys and Safe Systems, Skid resistance, materials and roadside safety.
CIVIL770 – Transport Systems Economics (5 & 6 March, 16 & 17 April, and 21 & 22 May) Fundamentals of transport economics including supply, demand, pricing, congestion and other externalities; principles of economic evaluation in transport planning.
Semester 2 (Jul-Oct ’18)
CIVIL759 – Highway & Transportation Design

Mon 11am-12noon, Tues 11am -1pm, 12 weeks)

Economic and environmental assessment of transport projects, land transport funding, road safety engineering, crash reduction & prevention, design of at grade intersections, pavement asset management and rehabilitation techniques, heavy-duty pavements, highway drainage.
CIVIL765 – Infrastructure Asset Management (8-10 August & 26-28 September)


Integration of planning and infrastructure asset management, resource management, institutional issues and legal requirements. The process of undertaking asset management plans and specific asset management techniques across all infrastructural assets.
CIVIL 771 – Planning & Managing Transport (23-24 July, 20-21 August & 8-9 October)

Integrated planning of transport and land use, Outline of transport planning modelling, LTMA and the GPS, District Plans and RMA, Travel, trips and parking. Transport assessments and multi-modal transport, Travel demand management, ‘Smart roads’, Intelligent transport systems, EV’s.
CIVIL 773 – Sustainable Transport: Planning and Design (2-3 August, 20-21 September & 18 -19 October)


Pedestrian and cycle planning and facility design using best practice (network and route planning, trails, roundabouts, footways, terminals, plazas, footways, escalators, etc.); public transport (bus, rail and LRT) and vehicle operations for compact central urban areas and transit orientated developments, shared spaces and user safety in design assessments.


NOTE: Other relevant courses at the University of Canterbury (e.g. Civil / Transportation) or at Auckland (e.g. in Civil / Construction Management) or elsewhere can be suitable for credit – prior approval is required.

For Admission / Enrolment or Course options contact: Assoc. Prof. Roger Dunn, DDI (09) 923 7714

Email:  Mob: 021 309 600


Further details, including the course outlines, can be found at: