School of Civil Engineering

Public Transport is a key education and research area in the School of Civil Engineering with a number of established collaborative links with industry and other universities. The aims are to:

  • Undertake research to identify innovations solutions in public transport for industry
  • Undertake collaborative research and development with industry and other researchers
  • Develop skilled professionals in public transport through continuing professional development programs
  • Facilitate a critical mass of public transport expertise in research and development
  • Promote evidence-based policy development and facilitate informed discussion on public transport.

For Current CPD in Public Transport Click HERE

Recent and current research in public transport:

  • Optimisation of transit priority in a transportation network [ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher]
  • Urban Rail Demand Management Strategies [Rail CRC]
  • Strategic Urban Transport Assessment (scoping study) [Rail CRC]
  • Urban Rail Performance (scoping study) [Rail CRC]
  • Urban Passenger Rail Business Models (scoping study) [Rail CRC]
  • Rail Station Design (scoping study) [Rail CRC]
  • Rail Station Access (scoping study) [Rail CRC]
  • Future Growth Strategies [Rail CRC]
  • Station Access [Rail CRC]
  • Station Design [Rail CRC]
  • Transit Oriented Development [ARC Linkage]
  • Atlass II - Advanced travel logging applications for smartphones

View current and possible future PhD projects

Academic staff having considerable education and research experience in urban passenger transport and transit oriented development:

  • Professor Phil Charles, transport strategy, urban passenger transport, transit oriented development, regional transport planning, traffic and incident management, continuing professional development, institutional strengthening
  • Professor Luis Ferreira, urban passenger transport, regional transport modelling and planning, traffic management, real-time passenger information, continuing professional development
  • Professor Mark Hickman, public transit planning and operations, urban transport planning, regional transport modelling and planning, optimisation of transport systems
  • Dr Mahmoud Mesbah Namini, public transport, transport modelling and planning, optimisation of transport systems
  • A/Prof Adam Pekol, travel demand forecasting, vehicle emissions modelling, frieght transport
  • Dr David Bray (Adjunct Associate Professor) – transport strategy, planning and evaluation, transport economics.