ENTR616-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Transport Planning and Modelling

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Urban transport planning models; Geographic information systems; Travel demand modelling and prediction; Project appraisal; Advanced traffic/transport modelling.

Learning Outcomes

1. have a comprehensive and critical understanding of the transportation planning process;
2. understand the interaction of land use and transport, and the basics of land use models;
3. understand the role of the travel demand modelling process as part of the transportation planning process;
4. understand how travel demand models are estimated and evaluated;
5. be able to identify strengths and deficiencies of existing travel demand models and options for improving those models.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director



Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
5 Apr - 11 Apr
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 E10
5 Apr - 11 Apr
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 E15
10 May - 16 May
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 E15
10 May - 16 May

Course Coordinator

Alan Nicholson


Diana Kusumastuti


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 15%
Assignment 3 15%
Assignnent 2
final exam 50%

The  final  exam  will  be  a  3-hour  closed-book  exam  designed  to  test  students’  understanding  and
application of the material presented during the course and covered in the lecture notes. Students from  outside  of  Christchurch  will  be  able  to  arrange  to  sit  this  exam  in  their  home  town  with  a suitable local supervisor. Sample questions will be provided beforehand for revision.

While  a  minimum  50%  overall  grade  for  the  year  is  the  usual  benchmark  for  passing,  to guarantee  a  pass  in  the  course  you  must  also  achieve  at  least  40%  in  both  coursework  and examination total marks.

Additional Course Outline Information


Target Audience:

This course is available to full-time and part-time students enrolled in Canterbury’s postgraduate transport programme (i.e. MET,     MEngSt or PGCertEng; see the website www.met.canterbury.ac.nz for more information).  Most students new to these programmes will be expected to take this course early on as part of their qualification, particularly those planning to undertake a research project as part of their degree.

Other undergraduate or postgraduate students at Canterbury (e.g. in engineering, maths, geography, economics, etc.) may also apply to enrol and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The course will also benefit industry professionals and practitioners with little practical experience in  the  New  Zealand  transport  industry  (e.g.  recent  graduates  or  migrants).  The  course  can  be undertaken for a one-off Certificate of Proficiency (COP) or as part of a larger qualification.

No pre-requisite knowledge in the course topics is necessary, although some previous background in transport planning and/or modelling would be useful."

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 4 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENTR616 Occurrences

  • ENTR616-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021