30 credits at level HE7
The Aims of this module are to develop in the student:
1. A critical evaluation of social, political, economic, environmental and technological factors affecting transport at both a European and International level.
2. An analytical insight into strategic developments of transport.
3. The ability to identify and respond, in a professional way to, significant challenges confronting transport.
Transport policies environment, ethics.
Modes and integration
The role of: government; Civil Service; Treasury; local and regional organisations.
Governmental advisory/regulatory bodies: typically; Integrated Transport Commission.
Regulation of transport
Economics and principles of regulation
approaches to demand management
Local, national, European legislation. Effects and impacts on transport.
Transport technology applications. Information provision Luggage processing telematics
Data logging/satellite technology EDI. RFID technologies and bar coding
Data systems EPOS
Pipelines and developing transport alternatives
Principles of motive power; internal combustion engine; products of internal combustion; reducing noxious emissions.
Alternative sources of power: characteristics; constraints; electric and hybrid vehicles.
Supply chain management. Structure of supply chains. JIT.
Supply chain dynamics, critical linkages
Software applications to transport
Demand response Routeing and scheduling
Paths and slots, delivery windows online multi modal routing
Transport planning, sustainability, trip generation, land use
Passenger/freight transport planning
Highway and railway construction
Pavement / track bed design
Highway and railway geometric design
A variety of academic and work based teaching and learning methods including; lectures, tutorials, workshops, videos, presentations, independent study, directed reading and industrial visits will be employed to develop the skills and knowledge of the student.
Study will be structured to provide a balance between the acquisition of knowledge and opportunities for the student to demonstrate understanding as well as analytical and evaluation abilities of the factors associated with transport.
typical allocation of working hours would be.
formal lectures 28
industrial visits 12
assignment work 150
directed reading 50
background research 50
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||select and explain appropriate facts principles and concepts with respect to current transport issues from a range of alternatives.||analyse and evaluate a given case study which contains appropriate transport issues and present and justify the results in a professional manner.|
|2.||explore the implications of the uncertain, ambiguous and contradictory nature of selected aspects of transport.||analyse and evaluate a given case study which contains appropriate transport issues of a contradictory nature|
|3.||apply theoretical concepts and critical reasoning when examining transport issues of a strategic nature.||produce a formal report which addresses the complex issues raised when legislation is introduced|
|4.||recognise ethical situations and apply ethical and organisational values to transport situations and choices.||conduct a study and produce a formal report that considers various attitudes and approaches to transport situations and formulates summaries of such attitudes or approaches.|
|5.||formulate transport policy and evaluate with reference to funding, sustainability and the environment.||produce a formal report which addresses the complex issues raised when legislation is introduced|
|6.||synthesise data and generate solutions to dilemmas whilst justifying links between and impacts upon various aspects of transport.||produce a formal report which explores and evaluates the impacts of technology when presented with an array of data from a range of sources.|
|7.||communicate via different formal methods with a specific target group.||deliver a presentation of a summary of a formal report|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||case study involving the analysis and evaluation of dilemmas currently being experienced within a transport situation||formal written report that evaluates the impact of current or proposed legislation upon all stakeholders within an area of transport||conduct a study and a formal written report that explores the effects of technology and/or attitudes towards selected transport scenarios.||deliver a formal presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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