An effective and efficient public transport system is key to Australia's continued economic growth, environmental stewardship and social well-being as the whole system is increasingly set to embrace smart city operations. 
The unit provides students with an understanding of practices and principles of public transport operations, strategies and planning that seek to improve the transport infrastructure and services supporting user mobility and accessibility. Particularly, the unit focuses on stakeholder and community engagement principles, public transport options, mode and means of transport, resource needs and process improvement for public transport. 
The unit introduces public transport Organisations and Institutions where students will appreciate their key roles in policy formulation and regulations associated with the transport systems. As cities are rapidly developing and investing in integrated mobility, rider connectivity, and digitalisation, the unit equips students with tools to measure performance based on three pillars of sustainable urban mobility: people, planet and profit. The unit covers some strategic options for improvement of public transport with due attention to congestion, parking, cycling, and walking.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the underlying principles of public transport and strategies in relation to economic, environmental and social wellbeing;  
  2. Appraise the use of various public transport strategies by undertaking reviews of recent literature on public mobility and accessibility;  
  3. Critically analyse and reflect on sustainable public transport in a small team of culturally diverse community; and,  
  4. Evaluate and report on integrated public mobility and sustainability.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Recent literature on public mobility and strategies 30%
Case Study Reflect on public transport strategies (Group) 20%
Report Industry Report on public mobility and strategies (Group report 35%+ presentation 15%) 50%

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