AITPM national newsletter President's report June 2010
Bunker, Jonathan M. (2010) AITPM national newsletter President's report June 2010. AITPM National Newsletter, 0610, p. 2.
This is my penultimate report as National
President of the Australian Institute of Traffic
Planning and Management, Inc. As an
academic, I would like to take this opportunity
to raise some issues and challenges I see in
transport professional education in Australia. My
general view is that the transport profession has
until recently been less conspicuous to others as
an identifiable discipline. This is both a blessing
and somewhat of a curse. People mostly enter,
or sometimes fall into, the transport profession
having taken a degree in civil engineering,
other engineering, urban and regional planning,
economics, industrial psychology, business,
followed by the less obvious disciplines. This
order is probably about relative to the proportion
of members’ background qualifications in our
ranks too. However, once a graduate destined
to become a transport professional has spent
about five years or so out of the academic
estuary, they tend to specialise in an area that
cannot necessarily be easily correlated to the
well known courses I have rattled off above.
I can say from experience that it is not out of
the question to see SIDRA models having been
prepared by a transport professional who did
not take traffic engineering as part of a civil
engineering degree. So I see a couple of key
challenges for the transport profession, which
happens to be represented by a number of
bodies, with our AITPM perhaps being the peak
body, into the future,
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||transport engineering, transport planning, traffic engineering, engineering education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Transport Planning (120506)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2011 08:10|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 12:33|
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