20 credits at level HE6
The module is aimed at developing an understanding and a critical awareness of the various modes of transport i.e. road, rail, air, sea and pipeline.
Its aims are;
To investigate the main causes of congestion for each mode of transport and to develop evaluated practical solutions to given scenarios.
To establish through research evidence of good practice from around the world and to determine if such good practice is transferable to given situations.
To investigate the main causes of pollution from the various modes of transport and to generate solutions which contribute towards the reduction of pollution.
To investigate the main barriers which prevent access for all to the various modes of transport and to evaluate practical solutions.
To study and evaluate the present and future use of fuels.
To study and evaluate the present safety and security of each mode of transport and generate practical solutions to given scenarios.
Transport policies and related lregislation.
Benchmarking transport policies and approaches from around the world.
The effects of policies upon the environment
The ethical issues associated with transport.
The safety and security issues associated with all modes of transport.
Congestion and its impacts from all modes of transport
The role of: government; Civil Service; Treasury; local and regional organisations.
The planning process for transport projects.
The reliance upon finite fuels and renewable sources.
Transport access – access for all
A significant proportionof the module will be delivered as a group project, with weekly meetings held as progress/tutorial sessions on a major transport project.
The remainder of the course will be delivered as a series of lectures/tutorials/guest speakers.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures 30 hours
Tutorials 20 hours
Group Work 50 hours
Guest Speakers 10 hours
Directed Self Study 60 hours
Undirected Self Study 30 hours
Total 200 hours
The learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the above will be addressed by assignment one. A case study will be presented which is designed to determine the students’ ability to research and critically evaluate the various transport systems and proposals within the U.K. It will be a requirement of the assignment that students carry out a critical review of pertinent published literature and use this to substantiate their arguments. Students will be expected to formulate their own recommendations for developments in the areas under review.
The students’ ability to research in both breadth and depth will be established. Further, their ability to operate as a coherent team will be determined partly by the performance of a formal presentation to senior internal and external staff involved with transport.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically evaluate the operation of the various transport systems and authorities within the U.K.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the key government and non-government factors which influence the developments of transportation systems within the U.K.
Critically review the main components of the Government’s white paper on transport.
Assess the ways that such government’s proposals affect the individual and business
|2.||Critically evaluate how strategic transport choices can optimise business performance.||Select and assess appropriate transport models and their applicability to the business environment.|
|3.||Evaluate the impact of legislation on the activities of individuals and transport related bodies.||
Interpret and diagnose transport problems and issues.
Identify and select appropriate techniques to resolve transport dilemmas.
|4.||Demonstrate independence in their approach to study.
Communicate via different formal methods with a specific target group.
|Communicate in a way that is comprehensible to others by production of a report and presentation of a summary of that report|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Industrial/business assignment||Industrial/business assignment||Group Assignment|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Advanced Technology for Road Transport; Ian Catling; Dec 1996
Advanced Transport; Slattery 1997
Air Transport Horizon 2020 Key Factors and Future Prospects; Jacques Pavaux
Applied Transport Economics; K. J. Button.
Cargo Airlines; Oliver Scharsmand; 1997.
Passenger Transport After 2000 AD; B. B. R. Fiezdem; 1995
The Economics of Transport; Mohring Herbert; 1994
Emergency Crisis in the Cockpit; Stanley Stewart.
Paul Rosen, Peter Cox and David Horton.Cycling and society Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007.
Department for Transport.Transport statistics Great Britain 2007 London : TSO, 2007.
Duval, David Timothy,Tourism and transport : modes, networks and flows Clevedon : Channel View, 2007.London : V & A Publications, 2007.
Evenden, Helen.Moving forward : new directions in transport design
Ryan, L.Sustainable automobile transport : shaping climate change policy Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2007.
Davies, Hugh.From trackways to motorways : 5000 years of highway history Stroud : Tempus, 2006.
Garrison, William L.The transportation experience : policy, planning, and deployment Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
Schilperoord, Paul.Future tech : innovations in transportation London : Black Dog, 2006.
Sloman, Lynn.Car sick : getting rid of gridlock Totnes : Green, 2006.
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