Transport Demand and Economics

Module aims

This course aims to provide students with a rigorous mathematical understanding of the principal techniques used for modelling travel demand, transport supply, network performance and the appraisal of transport policies and projects.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: Understand the derivation and application of modern methods of analysing travel demand and network performance and their interaction. Understand the fundamental concepts of transport supply and the application of techniques for performance measurement. Understand the economic principles underlying the evaluation of transport policies and projects and some of the important practical challenges associated with their application. Have acquired experience in the use of relevant software tools implementing the methods presented in the module. Have gained an appreciation of how these methods have been used in practical transport planning contexts.

Assessments

This information is provided separately via the Student VLE System

Reading list

Module leaders

Dr Aruna Sivakumar